Southampton v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th September 2018

Saints to land season's first home success

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Southampton v Brighton Betting Tips – Premier League, 17th September 8.00pm

A south coast derby concludes the action to the Premier League weekend and this one will be interesting to see who can gain the upper hand. The Saints and the Seagulls are stuck on four points each and could really use the buffer of another three points. Read our predictions for Southampton v Brighton.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton breathed a sigh of relief after having gotten their first win of the new season on the board just before the international break. That was in a 2-0 success away from home against Crystal Palace. That moved Southampton onto four points from four games. So far at St Mary ’s though this season, the Saints have picked up just one point from two games, that point coming in a draw with Burnley. There is an issue with their home form because they have won just one of their last thirteen Premier League home games. Still, you would imagine that the win over Palace gave them a boost and Southampton to Southampton v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th September 2018* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)

They are pretty much at full strength for the game so Mark Hughes doesn’t have any worries there. Whichever way the game ends up going, for our Southampton v Brighton predictions were are looking under 2.5 goals and that is an 8/13 odds option at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Southampton have seen under 2.5 goals in each of their last three against Brighton. They don’t look as if goals are easily going to come their way, but Danny Ings has two of their three league goals this term. All four of their goals this season have come in the second half of matches so the half time draw should have big appeal.

Brighton News and Form

It has been four points from Brighton this season from their four games, three of which came in that famous home win over Manchester United. However, after their draw with Fulham just before the international break, they head out on the road where they don’t have form. The Seagulls haven’t managed a point or even a goal yet away from the Amex. Both teams to NOT score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Both of Brighton’s away games this season have ended up that way so that is a small trend we are going to consider for our Southampton v Brighton predictions.

The Seagulls have failed to win any of their last fifteen games out on the road in the Premier League. There is another trend where they have been losing at half time and at full time in each of their last four road games in the top flight. A Southampton/Southampton half time/full time bet is at 5/2 odds and is worth considering because of that* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). There have been problems with their defence which is going to leave them vulnerable, Brighton conceding exactly two goals in three of their four games played this term.

Southampton v Brighton Head to Head

Southampton went to Brighton in the EFL Cup This season and produced a 1-0 win. Last season there were only 1-1 draws in both Premier League meetings. Those were the first games between them since the 2011/12 Champions League. Both teams have scored in just three of the last seven classes. Southampton are unbeaten in three on home soil against the Seagulls (W1 D2).

Southampton v Brighton Betting Odds*

Southampton 11/10
Draw 9/4
Brighton 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)

Southampton v Brighton Predictions

Southampton to win: Given that Brighton’s points have all come at the Amex this season then we have to pass on them to collect a road win in this derby. Instead, Southampton’s spirits should have been lifted with their win over Palace before the international break and we are backing them to edge this by a one-goal margin.


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