Southampton will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing start to the 2019/20 season, as they prepare to face Brighton on Saturday. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have lost their opening two fixtures against Burnley and Liverpool respectively and will be aiming to get some points on the board at the Amex.

Saints ran out 1-0 victors in Sussex last season in the early days of Hasenhuttl’s reign. A tidy finish from skipper Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was the difference on the day, with another impressive display desired this weekend. 

Brighton have had a good start to the new season, taking many by surprise. A 3-0 away demolition of Watford got their campaign off to a flyer before a hard-fought 1-1 draw against West Ham followed. 

After bringing the likes of Aaron Mooy and Neal Maupay in from Huddersfield and Brentford respectively during the summer, Brighton will certainly be no pushovers. 

Have Saints got what it takes to record back-to-back victories at the Amex? I take a look at the key battles…