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Southampton vs Brighton: Predictions, tips & betting

3:08 PM WAT 23/12/2022
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Southampton are looking to crawl their way out of the Premier League relegation zone when they host Brighton on Monday.

The Saints have lost their last three matches in the English top-flight but may have given themselves a confidence boost by beating Lincoln City 2-1 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Brighton, meanwhile, are in a stronger position in the table but they suffered a shock defeat to Charlton on penalties in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Southampton vs Brighton latest odds

Southampton are the underdogs to emerge victorious from this match at odds of 23/10 (3.30) with bet365.

Away side Brighton, though, are the favourites at 23/20 (2.15) and the draw is available at 5/2 (3.50).

Southampton vs Brighton first goal scorer odds

Brighton forward Danny Welbeck is the 5/1 (6.00) favourite to break the deadlock against the Saints whikle team-mates Deniz Undav and Evan Ferguson are 11/2 (6.50).

Southampton's Sekou Mara is available at odds of 7/1 (8.00) to open the scoring and team-mate Che Adams is 15/2 (8.50).

Southampton vs Brighton preview

Southampton are in dire need of three points as they sit second bottom of the Premier League, but beating Brighton will be a tough task.

Tino Livramento and Juan Larios are both unavailable for the Saints on their return to Premier League action after the World Cup.

It remains to be seen if Romeo Lavia and Theo Walcott can feature against the Seagulls.

As for Brighton, Jakub Moder's injury keeps him out of this encounter while Alexis Mac Allister is unavailable as he is just back from the World Cup final.

Southampton vs Brighton tips and predictions

Brighton are in a much stronger position than Southampton and are pushing for a place in the top six. They should get the three points from this game so backing them to win at odds of 23/20 (2.15) looks worth a bet.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.