Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Monday’s game between Brighton and Southampton will bring down the curtain on day 11 of the new Premier League campaign. The Seagulls showed character in their last league match, with the team coming from behind to share the spoils with title-holders Liverpool, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Southampton. Despite failing to convert a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Jurgen Klopp’s troops, Neal Maupay will be the man to watch in the home team.
The Saints experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Manchester United, and seeing that Danny Ings is unlikely to recover in time to face the Seagulls, home win should be considered. In their last encounter in the English top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but we are tempted to put our money on Brighton this time out as they produced a fine display in their last league fixture.
Highlighted Player (Alireza Jahanbakhsh):
Born in Jirandeh, Iran on August 11 1990, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a footballer who plays for AZ Alkmaar in Holland. Before AZ, Jahanbakhsh played for NEC in the Eredivisie, but he began his youth career at Payam Alborz Qazvin. Speaking of his senior debut, he made it with Damash Tehran in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2011 he moved to fellow Iranian club Damash Gilan and it has to be noted that he scored 10 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club. The AZ Alkmaar winger, who is used as an attacking midfielder as well, scored 21 goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season. Speaking of his international career, Alireza JahanBakhsh scored two goals for Iran on the road to Russia and he will represent his homeland at the 2018 FIFA world cup finals.
Due to his style of play, Jahanbakhsh has always been compared to legendary Iranian footballer Mehdi Mahdavikia.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.