Brighton will be playing their match today at the scheduled time in the UK
The Welbeck side ended their three-win streak across competitions with a surprising 1-2 home loss to Aston Villa in the last Premier League game right before the World Cup break.
And of course they had earlier bagged at least three goals in each of the successive victories over the likes of Chelsea, Wolves, and Arsenal.
Nevertheless, former Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi can be satisfied with the job he has done on Brighton’s bench since taking over Graham Potter.
Southampton will be looking to escape the relegation zone when they take on Brighton on Matchday 17. The Saints are desperate to escape the relegation zone, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field in the Boxing Day clash.
The Seagulls play attractive football under the Italian expert and they can still by all means be regarded as potential dark horses in the quest for the European positions.
Brighton are currently 7th in the Premier League table and they will be looking to continue the climb on Boxing Day with a result from the away fixture against Southampton.
The visitors are surely the favorites to claim the spoils on Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s based on everything we have seen so far in the season from these two outfits.
The Saints are second from bottom in the league ladder at the moment. They will go into this tie off the back of three consecutive Premier League defeats.
Defenders Livramento and Larios should be the only absentees in the home team. Meanwhile, the Seagulls aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa.
Brighton are eager to move closer to the Europa League berth, and given Southampton’s shaky defence, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match.
One of the experienced midfielder Adam Lallana has overcome his injury, while Jakub Moder remains in the recovery room. Key player Leandro Trossard is back from international duty as Belgium failed to make it to the World Cup knockout stages recently.