Genk's Leandro Trossard and Antwerp's Jelle Van Damme fight for the ball during a soccer match between KRC Genk and Royal Antwerp FC, Friday 03 May 2019 in Genk, on day 7 (out of 10) of the Play-off 1 of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer championship. BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY (Photo credit should read BRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham Potter’s men will continue to build on an impressive start to the season as Brighton have won one and drawn one so far. They will host Southampton next at the Falmer Stadium who are yet to get off the mark this season. There is no doubt that Brighton will be confident about getting a positive result against the Saints after an eye-catching start to the season.

Many must have imagined Brighton would be in a relegation battle, but they could be the team to watch out for under influential manager Graham Potter. The Saints might have lost the last game against Liverpool, but they gave a good account of themselves as they looked like the better side for good parts of the game.

One can expect a closely fought encounter which can go either way. The Seagulls don’t have the best of records against Southampton as they have only won just one game in all competitions in the last ten clashes.

Team News: Winger Jose Izquierdo is still recovering from his knee injury. Defender Ezequiel Schelotto is also out with a similar knee problem. Yves Bissouma is also expected to miss out.

Brighton Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton

Formation (3-4-3)

Defence

Australian international Mathew Ryan is a nailed-on starter in between the sticks. Shane Duffy is likely to occupy the right centre back spot in the back three. Lewis Dunk is a reliable and robust option, and he will start in the heart of the defence. 6ft7 inches tall Dan Burn will begin on the left to complete Brighton’s back three.

Midfield

Winger Solly March will start on the left. He is known for his terrific pace and work rate, and March willingly helps the team by tracking back. Former Barcelona player Martin Montoya will play in a similar role down the right flank.

Dale Stephens is the engine room of the side, and he will start in the central areas. Davy Propper should partner him in midfield, and he can open up defences with his passing range. New signing Aaron Mooy will have to wait to get a start in midfield probably.

Attack

Leandro Trossard impressed in the last game against the Hammers, and he should keep his place on the left. Pascal Groß is a guaranteed starter on the right. Potter has plenty of options for a striker as he can choose the experience of Glen Murray. Romanian international Florin Andone also looks to be a decent bet, but we are going in with summer signing Neal Maupay in this game.

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