Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Seagulls v Saints

Brighton
vs.
Southampton

Withdean Stadium

Sat 23rd April 2011

3pm

Brighton have won the race to be Champions though I believe they will say it wasn't much of a race being so far ahead of second team and this week's opponents Southampton.

Unbeaten at home in the league this season and they will be very keen to maintain that status. They are also after more points to get past the magic 100 points for the season.

Southampton are second on goal difference and will be desperate not to lose as they search for the points that will help them to stay in second place.

Both sides like to play football and have good managers and this game could go any of three ways being so hard to call.

Vital Quotes:

Brighton Team News:

Skipper Gordon Greer will miss this game as the third of his four match ban after getting his second red card.

ommy Elphick should keep his place.Jim McNulty is out for the season.

Player to watch: Inigo Calderon

Saints very nearly snatched Calderon last summer but he decided to stay put and has had a magnificent game in defence and has chipped in with a few goals.

Southampton Team News:

Adam Lallana is hoping to be able to play as will Richard Chaplow.

ee Barnard is unlikely to play a part.

Player to watch: Jose Fonte

Jose will be under intense pressure this week as champions Brighton try to keep their unbeaten home run going. He will need to stay fully focused for the whole game if Saints are to get anything from the game.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have a fairly good record at Brighton. Brighton have won 4, Southampton 8 with 7 drawn.

This season Brighton were put under the cosh at St Mary's but held on for a 0-0 draw. Saints got away with a lucky 2-2 draw last season

Ref Watch:

Mr Scott Mathieson Officiates Mr A Crysell & Mr W Norcott assist Mr G Muge is 4th official

Match Prediction:

Tight game which Saints need more than Brighton. 1-2

Next Fixtures:

Mon 25th April

Colchester v Brighton

aints v Hartlepool


Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Thursday April 21 2011
Time: 7:31PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Forster0%
Soares0%
Stephens0%
Yoshida0%
Bertrand0%
Romeu0%
Davis0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Tadic0%
Boufal0%
Gabbiadini0%
Sub-Redmond0%
Sub-Long0%
Sub-Rodriguez0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2017 1:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football