Friday, August 7, 2020

Southampton 6/5 to beat Brighton in Thursday’s Premier League matchup

Competition: Premier League

Market: Southampton win

Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport

Really looking to finish their season on a high, Southampton will be hoping to keep up their momentum when they host Brighton at St. Mary’s on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, picking up what was a stunning late equalizer at Old Trafford on Monday night, Southampton have really caught the eye since returning from the enforced break. Unbeaten in their last four Premier League matchups and with the red-hot Danny Ings enjoying a stunning campaign on the South Coast, there is no doubt that Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl should still be boosted by what was a famous victory at St. Mary’s last week. Shocking almost everyone and grabbing a 1-0 win against now-former champions Manchester City, the Saints have lost just one of their six contests since returning from the enforced break. Picking up back-to-back victories against Thursday’s guests, Southampton should be looking to keep up their recent momentum in midweek.

As for the visitors, while Brighton might have done enough to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle, the Seagulls are in the midst of another worrying spell. Completely blown away in what turned out to be a 5-0 hammering against Manchester City over the weekend, Graham Potter’s men have lost three of their last four Premier League appearances and have conceded at least a trio of strikes in those three defeats. While Brighton might have managed to snatch a 1-0 win away at a relegated Norwich earlier in the month, it should be noted that is the Seagulls’ only victory away from the Amex since opening 2020. Collecting just a single point off of the Saints over their last four meetings, Thursday’s guests have remarkably failed to win any of their last seven matchups against Hasenhüttl’s side.

Bet: Southampton 6/5 to beat Brighton in Thursday’s Premier League matchup @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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