Brighton v Southampton: match preview

Brighton and Southampton still have work to do to secure their Premier League status and both sides will be looking at this one as a chance to take a major step towards safety. Saints won August’s League Cup tie at the Amex with a late goal from Charlie Austin but all three of the Premier League meetings have finished in draws. Albion are three points better off with a game in hand while Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse is full of confidence after his England recall. “This is a big game for us, as they are all,” said the Brighton manager, Chris Hughton. “It’s a game against a team that are in the same area of the league as we are and that does add another importance to the game.” Mark Tallentire

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