Actor Mark Wahlberg tips high-scoring encounter when Brighton visit Southampton

Action from the Carabao Cup tie between Brighton and Southampton last month. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Action from the Carabao Cup tie between Brighton and Southampton last month. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg is prediciting a high-scoring clash when Brighton visit Southampton on Monday evening.

The 47-year-old, who has starred in films such as Ted, the Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes and Transformers, pitted his wits against BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson in Lawro's weekly Premier League predictions.

Wahlberg has gone for the Saints to win 4-2 after saying: "Southampton versus Brighton & Hove Albion? Let's say Southampton because I don't know how to say the other name again, 4-2."

Wahlberg had a hard time with some club's pronunciations, predicting the scores for Leicester Square (Leicester), Waterford (Watford) and Fullman (Fulham).

Wahlberg's full predictions will be shown on Football Focus on BBC One at midday on Saturday.