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Southampton v Brighton betting tips: Albion underdogs for Saints trip

| 02.12.2021

Southampton v Brighton betting tips and odds

Brighton make the 65-mile trip to Southampton as underdogs as they look to end a nine-game winless run in the Premier League.

The Seagulls benefited from a complicated VAR decision in a 1-1 draw at West Ham on Wednesday, while Southampton led twice against Leicester but had to settle for a point on the same evening.

Saturday’s encounter on the south coast promises to be a fascinating one as we look at some of the markets in our Southampton v Brighton betting tips.

Match Odds

The home team has failed to win in any of the eight Premier League meetings in the last four years, so Graham Potter’s side look an interesting prospect at 21/10 to win or 11/5 to draw, the latter being the case in seven of Brighton’s last nine games.

Goals were scored at both ends in the last three matches between these teams and that option is 5/6, while a 1-1 draw can be backed at 5/1 bearing in mind that was the case in three of the eight duels between the teams.

Despite their struggles, Brighton have lost the fewest number of games outside the top-three sides and were very unlucky not to win a one-sided goalless draw with Leeds last weekend.

In what should be a close encounter it could pay dividends to look at the #GetAPrice both teams section in which a goal in both halves and the match to be drawn is 11/2, a market which would have paid out in three of the Seagulls’ last five outings.

Saints have lost just once at St Mary’s this season, but have drawn four of their seven games, so the stats lean towards a share of the spoils this weekend.

That said, last season’s matches ended in 2-1 wins for the away team, so both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win is 7/4 as one of our Southampton v Brighton betting tips.

The first half involved goals at both ends last season and that option can be backed at 17/4.

Talking Tactics

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl lined his players up in his favoured 4-4-2 system in which Che Adams and Adam Armstrong started up front.

Saints twice went in front but had Alex McCarthy to thank for a superb save to deny Harvey Barnes and later Jamie Vardy blazed over the bar from close range.

Potter’s decision to start up front with Neal Maupay paid dividends as his overhead kick a minute from time rescued a point in east London.

Leandro Trossard played on the left in a 4-2-3-1 system, but Jeremy Sarmiento’s first Premier League start ended in frustration as the Ecuadorian limped off with a hamstring injury just 13 minutes into the game.

Centre-back Adam Webster went off with a calf injury just before the break and is unavailable just like Adam Lallana, a situation Potter described as “not the best”.

Goalscorer Odds

Adams has scored three goals in his last five Premier League outings and is 5/1 to break the deadlock or 2/1 in the anytime market.

Armando Broja came on for Nathan Tella with 25 minutes remaining and is the 4/1 favourite to score the first goal, while Jan Bednarek is 50/1 to bag the opener as he did against Leicester or 22/1 to find the net.

Maupay missed a couple of chance but came good at the death and is 9/2 to put Brighton in front or 9/5 to score, while Trossard is 11/2 and 23/10.

Match Info

Where: St Mary’s Stadium

When: 15:00, Saturday 4th December

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner