Southampton vs Brighton | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 17
The Premier League season is on track for many clubs, but remains quite tight in some positions. And as the dates advance, the matches are getting increasingly complicated. In the same way, the points differences are getting smaller and, therefore, the possibilities of upsets on the table are greater. A match, even if it is a draw, can make all the difference for a club to take the lead. Southampton vs Brighton will be one such game, with both teams needing to take the points. A lot depends on games like this at this stage of the competition.
Southampton vs Brighton to Be Played at St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton’s Survival Hangs in the Balance
Southampton is finding it difficult to rack up the points they need to guarantee permanence in the Premier League.
As of their ninth game this season, they had barely escaped from the bottom of the table. By then, the Saints would have had four consecutive defeats in their last matches.
With this Southampton vs Brighton match coming up, they should do their best to get at least a draw to ensure they have a shot at staying in the competition for another season.
Brighton Are Having a Good Season, but Slacking off Could Mean Getting Left Behind
Brighton is in a comfortable position that allows them, even with some stumbles, not to worry continuously about a possible relegation to the Second Division.
The Seagulls go into the Southampton vs Brighton away game looking to take those points on the road, even if they don’t have the same pressure to achieve.
Southampton vs Brighton Preview Matches
On April 24, 2022, the Falmer Stadium hosted the most recent Southampton vs Brighton game. It ended in a 2-2 draw.
Both sides were also equal in terms of shots on goal, with the two both getting 5 opportunities. However, possession was slightly higher for Southampton, who had 52% to Brighton‘s 48%. And in terms of accuracy, the Saints had 75% and the Seagulls 65%.
The scoreboard had an early opener by Danny Welbeck, with the striker scoring in the 2nd minute of the match. This gave the Seagulls a comfortable start to the game.
The lead was then increased before going into the second half, with an own goal by Mohamed Salisu Abdul Karim putting Brighton well ahead 2-0.
But the equalizer would come soon, with James Ward – Prowse at 45′ + 4′ scoring 1 for Southampton. Then, right after halftime, in the 54th minute, an assist from Oriol Romeu to Ward – Prowse leveled the scores.
Before this match, on December 4, 2021, Southampton vs Brighton met at St Mary’s Stadium.
Armando Broja, assisted by Nathan Redmond, opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the match. This was the last goal until almost the end of the match, which the Saints had practically won at that stage. However, at 90′ + 8′, Neal Maupay, assisted by Jakub Moder, scored a goal and sealed the Southampton vs Brighton match 1-1.
The possession of the ball belonged to the Seagulls with 56% against the Saints’ 44%. Brighton was also superior in terms of accuracy, with 69% to Southampton’s 65%. Both teams managed to reach their opponents’ goal on four occasions.
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Prediction for Southampton vs Brighton 2022
Given previous Southampton vs Brighton matches, and what is happening so far this season, we can predict a high chance of victory for the Seagulls against the Saints.
Expect a score of 1-0, or maybe even 2-0.
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