Brighton v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th March 2019

Saints can earn a point in south coast clash

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Brighton v Southampton Betting Tips – Premier League, 30th March 3.00pm

This is a big match down in the bottom six in the table. Just one place separates the two of them, with Brighton three points above the Saints. This could be a huge chance for the Seagulls at home to really boost their chances of staying safe for the season. They are looking for their third straight league win. Read our predictions for Brighton v Southampton.

Brighton v Southampton Betting Odds*

Brighton 6/4
Southampton 2/1
Draw 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)

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Brighton News and Form

It has been back to back league wins for Brighton with victories over Huddersfield and Crystal Palace. They needed that upturn in form as well, because they had only taken two points from their previous seven games. Those two successes have seen Brighton move five points clear of the drop zone. With the Saints three points behind them, this would be a huge win for Brighton in pushing towards safety. Brighton are W6 D4 L4 for the season at the Amex. A win over Huddersfield in their last home game snapped a three-match winless streak on the south coast for them.

Under half of league games played at the Amex, this season have made it over 2.5 goals. The Seagulls have banked a clean sheet in 36% of home fixtures, which hasn’t been a bad return from them. They have taken two in their last three actually. In front of goal Brighton have scored 17 goals in their 14 home games and have netted in each of their last four games, home and away. Five of their six home wins have been by a one-goal margin only. The Seagulls have opened the scoring in exactly half of their home fixtures this season.

Brighton v Southampton Head to Head

Brighton earned a point in a 2-2 draw at St Marys this season
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a draw
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
The Saints are W23 D13 L8 in the head to head

 

Key-Facts – Brighton v Southampton

  • Brighton have won their last two league games
  • Brighton lead Southampton by three points in the bottom six
  • Southampton have scored at least two goals in each of their last three

 

Southampton News and Form

So can the Saints pull level with Brighton in this big clash? They got themselves an unexpected three points in their last game as they beat Tottenham at home 2-1. That continued a little bit of good home form from them, but they are winless in three away from St Marys (D1 L2). To be fair to them the away defeats in what sequence were at Arsenal and Manchester United. But this season, Southampton have lost away at two of the bottom three (Cardiff and Fulham) so there are vulnerabilities. Away from home, the Saints are at W3 D3 L9.

Southampton have scored at an average of exactly one goal per away game this season. They have conceded at an average of 1.9 though. Southampton have taken a clean sheet in 20% of their away games, with 53% of Southampton’s away games ending over 2.5 goals. The Saints have been struggling at the back away from home, with no clean sheet in four. They have conceded at least two goals in their last two. There is a big positive for them in that they have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last three played, home and away.

Brighton v Southampton Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 21/20
Over 2.5 goals at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)

Brighton v Southampton Predictions

Brighton to win: The pressure on this game is going to be huge. That could translate to it being really tight. Southampton have the strengths to challenge Brighton in this one at the Amex and could give the hosts a rough ride. Draw.


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