Brighton vs Southampton Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Graham Potter's Brighton welcome Southampton to the Amex on Monday in the weekend's final Premier League game.

Five months after July's 1-1 draw, the match branded by broadcasters as 'the south coast derby' - a fixture between two sides that lie 68 miles apart - returns with the teams lying at different ends of the table.

Southampton are in eighth and would need a number of results to go in their favour on Sunday to rise any higher, while Brighton have struggled to turn promising performances into wins and are down in 16th.

Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Monday 7 December
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? The Amex
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (US)
Referee? David Coote

Team News

Tariq Lamptey is set to return for Brighton after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Aston Villa.

However, playmaker Adam Lallana is ruled out, having aggravated a groin injury against Liverpool. Neal Maupay is a doubt.

Lamptey tussles with McGinn before his sending off | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

As for Southampton, top scorer Danny Ings has returned to training and is closing in on a return. The England striker picked up a knee injury in October against Villa and hasn't featured since. Mohammed Salisu, Nathan Redmond and Will Smallbone will all be assessed.

Predicted Lineups

Brighton: Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Gross, Bissouma, March; Trossard; Welbeck, Connolly.

Southampton: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Walcott, Adams.

Recent Form

Brighton are on ten points but how they haven't picked up more is a source of huge frustration for their side.

Potter's men have flattered to deceive so far this season, with strong performances not being backed up with the requisite maturity. They showed tremendous resolve to secure a point against champions Liverpool last time out, but remain one of only two Premier League sides yet to secure a win at home.

Brighton are also winless in six Premier League meetings with the Saints who, up until their second-half capitulation against Manchester United last weekend, had gone seven matches unbeaten.

After a ropey start to the season, Hasenhuttl's men have hit their stride, winning three of their last five Premier League fixtures. James Ward-Prowse is also in great nick, being nominated for the league's Player of the Month award.


Brighton 1-1 Liverpool (28/11)
Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton (21/11)
Brighton 0-0 Burnley (6/11)
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton (1/11)
Brighton 1-1 West Brom (26/10)


Southampton 2-3 Manchester United (29/11)
Wolves 1-1 Southampton (23/11)
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United (6/11)
Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton (1/11)
Southampton 2-0 Everton (25/10)


One thing you can say about Brighton is that they have a set philosophy which they rarely deviate from. That has its evident upsides and downsides.

Southampton love to press and that spells problems for the hosts. The Seagulls can't let naivety prevail, particularly when they have the capabilities to hit their opponents where it hurts with Danny Welbeck running in behind the high line.

Welbeck finishes with aplomb at Villa Park | Pool/Getty Images

Neither team is reticent to attack. There will be chances and goals, but given their start to the season, if Southampton are clinical they should just edge it.

Prediction: Brighton 2-3 Southampton

Source : 90min