After securing a crucial point against Manchester United, Southampton will be in high spirits as they host Brighton & Hove Albion who will try to increase the gap between them and relegation threatened clubs.
Both the teams coming into to the game will try to improve their league standings. A last minute equalizer from Michael Obafemi ensured the Saints took a well deserved point from their game at Old Trafford.
Brighton on the other hand will try to change their fortunes after suffering heavy defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester City.
WHEN & WHERE?
Date: 16th July 2020
Time: 00:45am IST
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
PREMIER LEAGUE FORM
Southampton’s last five matches: (L-W-W-D-D)
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have completed an amazing turnaround since their 9-0 defeat to Leicester City back in October. 8 points taken from a possible 15 has meant The Saints sit 12th in the league and they will try to improve their points tally in the remaining three fixtures.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s last five matches: (D-L-W-L-L)
The Seagulls have conceded eight goals in their last two games and Graham Potter will try to change this and address their defensive problems.
Sofiane Boufal, Yan Valery and Moussa Djenepo are out of the match day squad due to injuries while ex-captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been left out of the team owing to his timely exit.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Jose Izquierdo and Steven Alzate will continue to serve sidelines, otherwise head coach Potter has a fully fit squad to pick from.
Southampton: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Smallbone, Redmond; Long, Ings
Brighton: Ryan; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn; Stephens, Propper, Bissouma; Mooy, Maupay, Trossard