Place: St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton
Date: on the 17th of September, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Premier League. 5th round.
“Saints” will try to leave the lower part of the EPL standings and to reach the new level of the development as Southampton is very interesting and ambitious football club. Last season Southampton has only gained three points that have divided it from the relegation zone and could really leave elite of the English football. It would be a terrible tragedy for the club and a serious loss for the English football. In order to stabilize the results of the team and improve its game Mark Hughes who is able to work with mid level teams of the EPL has been invited to a post of the head coach of Southampton.
As a result, we see serious changes in Southampton, such football players as Tadić, Gardoș, Clasie, Boufal, Carrillo have left the team. In exchange “Saints” have worked on the transfer market – the goalkeeper Gunn, the full back Vestergaard, midfielders Elyounoussi, Armstrong and the forward Ingz on loan from Liverpool. And the players who have come to team can help Southampton. On start of the championship the club keeps the middle of the standings, having gained 4 points.
The coaching staff headed by Chris Hughton since 2014 is very stable and interesting football project. Brighton has got into the EPL and in the current season will try to progress in respect of the demonstrated results. Last season Brighton Albion has relied on experienced football players (Schelotto, Ryan, Suttner, Izquierdo and Groß) and it has worked. The team has begun a new season perfectly and has the same four points as Southampton.
Changes in the squad of Brighton seem to be solid and the club has bought such football players as Button, Steele, Balogun, Montoya, Bissouma, Bernardo, Jahanbakhsh and Andone. As usual, among the bought players there are a lot of team fighters with good skills and considerable experience of matches at the highest level that is extremely important for such football club as Brighton.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Southampton vs. Brighton
Bookmakers consider Southampton which victory is quoted for 2.14 to be the favorite of the match. The draw in a match is estimated for 3.38 and the victory of Brighton – for 4.02. Yes, Southampton is really more solid team by its squad but nevertheless Brighton is very stable and is able to resist to approximately equal rivals. Quotations on total betting with average values are as follow: total over 2.5 for 2.40, total under2.5 for 1.67.
In the current season both clubs are working in the championship matches extremely carefully and don’t allow excess risk on the football field. Matches between Southampton and Brighton always differ in pragmatic style of game and hardly here we will see high bets in respect of effectiveness.
total under 2.5 – odds 1.65 Asianodds
Southampton to win – odds 2.1 Betfair