Southampton will play Brighton at home on matchday 17 of the Premier League. The match will take place on December 26, starting at 15:00 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
Southampton went into winter break without much success in the Premier League. The team is currently 19th in the table with 12 points.
In the last round of the championship, it was very difficult for the team to play against Liverpool, and the club lost away with a score (1-3).
Before that, the hosts lost to Newcastle with a score (1-4). The last victory of the club was in the 12th round against Bournemouth (1-0).
Brighton, meanwhile, look more successful than their upcoming rivals this season, being in 7th place in the table.
In the last round of the Premier League, the club played at home with Aston Villa and lost (1-2). In 14 matches, the team managed to score 23 goals while conceding 19.
Brighton were recently eliminated from the EFL Cup in the round of 16, losing (3-4) on penalties to Charlton Athletic after a goalless draw in regular time.
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Players to watch
Che Adams managed to score a brace in the club’s last game in the EFL Cup against Lincoln. The striker is in good shape and can score here.
Mac Allister, meanwhile, had a successful run for the Argentina national team, and also managed to score in the last match for the club before the winter break.
Head to Head
Both teams have played each other 77 times in all time. Southampton lead 36-21 with 20 draws. Four of Brighton’s last four Premier League games have seen over 2.5 goals.
Southampton are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 games against Brighton in all competitions. Brighton have scored over 2.5 goals in their last four Premier League matches.
Southampton have not won their last four Premier League matches, scoring just three goals, while Brighton have scored three goals in their last two away games.
Both teams are not in the best game form, so an equal game can develop.
Prediction for this match: Draw.
- Total over 2 goals.
- Both teams to score.