Saturday afternoons are full of actions in England and the 24th August is no exception. Total 5 matches will take place at the very same time, there in UK and in one of them Brighton and Hove Albion will host the Saints from the Southampton. Amex Stadium of Falmer will be the venue of the match which is also known for hosting Rugby and other sports matches. It will be Brighton’s second home game on the trot as they will play the Hammers a week prior to this game at the same venue. 30 thousands fans are expected to watch the game live.
Match Details :
- Date : 24 August, 2019
- Time : 2 pm BST
- Day : Saturday
- Match Day : 03
- Venue : Amex Stadium
- Location : Falmer, East Sussex, England
- Capacity : 30,750
- Surface : Grass
Brighton Squad :
Goal Keeper : Mathew Ryan, Jason Steele, David Button.
Defenders : Bruno, Gaetan Bong, Lewis Dunk, Leon Balogun, Martin Montoya, Shane Duffy, Bernardo Fernandes De Silva Junior, Dan Burn, Danik Karkdjik, Mathhew Clarke.
Midfielders : Dale Stephens, Beram Kayal, Florine Andone, Anthony Knockaert, Pascal Gross, Solly March, Davy Propper, Jayson Molumby.
Forwards : Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Yves Bissouma, Glenn Murray, Jose Izquiredo, Jurgen Locadia, Viktor Gyokeres, Leonadro Trossard.
Southampton Squad :
Goal Keepers : Fraser Forster, Alex McCarthy, Angus Gunn.
Defenders : Maya Yoshida, Jannik Vestargaard, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Tyreke Johnson.
Midfielders : Jack Hesketh, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Mario Lemina, Nathan Redmond, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Alfie Jones, Yan Valery, Callum Slattery, Marcus Barnes, KayneRamsey, Che Adams, Moussa Djenepo.
Forwards : Shane Long, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin, Mohamed Elyounoussy, Sam Gallagher, Joshua Sims, Michael Obafemi.
Brighton Last 5 Matches (Last Season) :
- 1-4 Defeat vs Man City (H)
- 1-1 Draw vs Arsenal (A)
- 1-1 Draw vs Newcastle Utd (H)
- 0-1 Defeat vs Tottenham (A)
- 0-0 Draw vs Wolverhampton (A)
Southampton Last 5 Matches (Last Season) :
- 1-1 Draw vs Huddersfield Town (H)
- 0-3 Defeat vs West Ham (A)
- 3-3 Draw vs Bournemouth (H)difffer
- 1-1 Draw vs Watford (A)
- 1-3 Defeat vs Newcastle Utd (A)
Probable Result : Brighton 1 – 2 Southampton.
Match Preview : Brighton is a good side. They have got a reliable keeper in Mathew Ryan. The Australian number one is superb in between the sticks. They have got creative midfield. Their front line is also good. But the players to watch in this match, might be Glenn Murray. The experienced campaigner is a very good striker and is known for scoring difference making goals. Don’t forget the home crowd will be cheering for them too.
Although they will be visiting, the Saints are still a good side and will probably be the stronger team of the contest on pen and paper. Fraser Forster is one of the best goal keepers in the league. They have got a solid defence which includes the likes of Maya Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens. The midfield of the visitors is a combination of the young and the experienced ones. Their front line can give headache to any defence set up as the likes of Shane Long, Charlie Austin, Danny Ings are proven stars of the EPL and can turn the game on it’s head within a blink of an eye. I’m expecting an away victory for the Saints.