Brighton vs Southampton – Sunday 29th October 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports Football

Brighton are 9/4 with Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed at 6/1 to score first.

Brighton face Southampton at the AMEX Stadium on Sunday afternoon, in the first of two Sunday fixtures.

The Seagulls come into this match in great form, after hammering the Irons 3-0 at the London Stadium in their last match.

Former Palace striker Glenn Murray opened the scoring for the Seagulls (10), with the forward heading home Pascal Gross' excellent cross.

Jose Izquierdo made it 2-0 in first half stoppage time (45+2), with a fine effort from range to double Hughton's advantage.

Glenn Murray scored Brighton's third from the penalty spot (75), after a clumsy foul from former Blue Pablo Zabaleta.



Tough Follow Up

That was the best result of the season for Chris Hughton and his side, with the club adapting to Premier League life.

They have had a solid start with eleven points from their opening nine Premier League fixtures.

The Seagulls have won two of their last four matches, and a win against Southampton will be their first back to back wins in the Premier League.

Hughton will be looking to secure his fourth win as Brighton manager in the Premier League and to build on their current position of 12th.

Seagulls Underdogs

Brighton come into this match as the underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage.

Chris Hughton's men will be looking to secure their fourth win, with a tough yet solid start so far this season.

The Seagulls will be looking to register only their second league win in five matches against Southampton.

Much Needed Win

Mauricio Pellegrino's side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against West Brom, a much-needed result for the Saints.

Sofiane Boufal's wonder goal late on was enough to settle the tie (85), with a 70 yard run leaving several players in his wake.

The game looked to be heading for a stalemate with both sides wasting a hatful of chances.

Ryan Bertrand hit the post in the first half, before Jay Rodriguez had a golden opportunity to steal the point from his old side.


Wins Needed

Pellegrino and his side have had a tough start to this Premier League campaign, they have already suffered three defeats.

They have suffered those defeats in their last six matches against Manchester United, Stoke and Watford.

A hard fought win against West Brom showed character and they will be hoping it's a turning point for them.

They face a tough test in the form of Brighton, who are scrapping for every point in the Premier League.


Saints Favourites

Southampton side come into this match as favourites, despite their mixed run of form.

They come into the match two places and one point above their hosts Brighton.

The Saints will be looking for their ninth win in 18 matches against the Seagulls.

Southampton are 11/8 with Manolo Gabbiadini at 9/2 to open the scoring.



Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Gross to score first @ 8/1

Tip 2 – Southampton to win 2-1 @ 17/2

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