Is Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Brighton will bid to win a third successive Premier League game for the second time this season when they host Southampton on Saturday.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 12:31 pm
Glenn Murray celebrates his late equaliser in the 2-2 draw at St Mary's earlier this season. Picture by Getty Images

The Seagulls recorded three consecutive victories in October when they beat Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham and they go into Saturday's clash after wins over Huddersfield and Crystal Palace.

Albion are 15th in the Premier League table, three points above 16th-placed Southampton, who won 2-1 at home to Tottenham in their last Premier League game.

Saints have picked up 21 points from 15 league games since Ralph Hassenhuttl took over from Mark Hughes.

The teams drew 2-2 at St Mary's in September as goals from Shane Duffy and Glenn Murray saw Albion fight back from 2-0 down. Saints knocked Albion out of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win at the Amex in August.

What time does Brighton v Southampton kick off?

The game kicks off at 3pm at the Amex.

Is the game on TV?

No. Albion's next televised game is their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on April 6. Highlights of the Southampton match will be on Match Of The Day at 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

What’s the team news?

Brighton will hope to have midfielder Pascal Gross and striker Florin Andone back available.

Gross has missed the Seagulls' last three matches with a hamstring injury, while Andone pulled out of the starting line-up against Crystal Palace and then also missed the Millwall game before the international break.

Albion boss Chris Hughton will have decisions to make out wide after Solly March and Jurgen Locadia both came off the bench to score against Millwall as Brighton fought back from 2-0 down to win on penalties.

Midfielder Yves Bissouma is also back available after missing the Millwall game through suspension.

Midfielder Mario Lemina and striker Danny Ings have missed Southampton's last 13 and six matches respectively.

Both could be back available for the trip to the Amex but Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl will provide an update on the duo in his pre-match press conference.

Midfielder James Ward-Prowse has starred at St Mary's since Hassenhuttl took over and earned his second England cap in Monday's 5-1 win against Montenegro.

Angus Gunn has been preferred in goal to Alex McCarthy for Southampton's last four Premier League games.

Young Saints striker Michael Obafemi is out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Who is the referee?

Michael Oliver will be the man in the middle for the clash, with Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett his assistants. Graham Scott will be the fourth official.

Oliver has taken charge of 24 Premier League games this season and shown 72 yellow cards and six red.

Oliver has refereed just one Albion Premier League match this campaign, the 2-1 victory at Huddersfield in December when he sent off Terriers striker Steve Mounie for a foul on Yves Bissouma.

He also took charge of Brighton's 3-1 FA Cup third round win at Bournemouth.

What are the odds?

Brighton are favourites to pick up all three points on PaddyPower and are priced at 6/4 to win.

A Southampton victory is 15/8 and the draw is 2/1.

A repeat of the 2-2 scoreline at St Mary's earlier this season is 14/1. Brighton to win 1-0 is 6/1 while a 2-0 or 2-1 victory are both priced at 9/1.

Southampton to return home with a 1-0 victory is 13/2 and a 2-1 away win is 10/1.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is favourite to score the first goal at 4/1 and is 6/4 to net anytime.

Albion's Florin Andone and Southampton's Danny Ings are both 9/2 to get the first goal and 15/8 to score anytime.

Charlie Austin is 6/1 and 12/5 respectively, with Anthony Knockaert 12/1 and 11/2.

Brighton defender Shane Duffy already has five Premier League goals this season and he is 19/1 to score first and 9/1 to net anytime.