Brighton v Southampton: match preview

Brighton and Southampton still have work to do to secure their Premier League status and both sides will be looking at this one as a chance to take a major step towards safety. Saints won August’s League Cup tie at the Amex with a late goal from Charlie Austin but all three of the Premier League meetings have finished in draws. Albion are three points better off with a game in hand while Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse is full of confidence after his England recall. “This is a big game for us, as they are all,” said the Brighton manager, Chris Hughton. “It’s a game against a team that are in the same area of the league as we are and that does add another importance to the game.” Mark Tallentire

Saturday 3pm

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 1 Southampton 1

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G24 Y72 R6 3.25 cards/game

Odds H 6-4 A 2-1 D 2-1


Subs from Steele, Button, White, Burn, Bruno, Kayal, Locadia, Izquierdo, Bong, March, Balogun, Andone

Doubtful Andone (thigh), Pröpper (match fitness)

Injured Gross (hamstring, 3 Apr)

Suspended None

Discipline Y50 R3


Leading scorer Murray 11


Subs from Forster, McCarthy, Jones, Davis, Lewis, Gallagher, Elyounoussi, Slattery, Ramsay, Johnson, Barnes, Armstrong, Targett, Ings, Lemina

Doubtful Ings (hamstring), Lemina (ab)

Injured Long (groin, 5 Apr), Obafemi (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y59 R3


Leading scorer Ings 7


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