Despite numerous departures from the squad, the Saints have had a successful pre-season so far, with Ronald Koeman taking his side to the Amex this eveningThey may well have sold the bulk of their star men this summer, but Southampton have enjoyed a positive pre-season and face Brighton in their next summer test.
New Saints boss Ronald Koeman comes face to face with Sami Hyypia, who took over the Seagulls at the start of pre-season.
Brighton have had a mixed pre-season so far, dispatching Lewes and Partick Thistle in style, but struggling in their last three matches, losing to Real Betis and Peterborough, with a draw with Crawley sandwiched in-between.
Southampton could prove their toughest opposition this summer ahead of their season opener with Sheffield Wednesday, with bet365 pricing them at 8/5 (2.60) to win.
Southampton will be keen to keep focus on the field as they have done so far this summer. Koeman's side have won their four friendlies so far, scoring 12 goals and not conceding yet. Those wins came against EHC Hoensbroek, Sporting Hasselt, Swindon Town and AFC Bournemouth. bet365 price them at 13/10 (2.30) favourites to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).
It's tough to see past a Southampton win this evening at the Amex at 13/10 (2.30). The Saints only travel a short distance and have been extremely solid against two English league teams already this summer. Expect another dominant display, with Koeman likely to field another full strength side.
|Southampton to win at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365