Is Southampton vs Brighton on TV, what's the team news, who's the referee and what are the odds?

Brighton and Hove Albion will hope to pick themselves up after a hefty defeat to Manchester City as they travel to Southampton this Thursday (8.15pm)

Brighton travel to St Mary's Stadium this Thursday to take on Southampton
Brighton travel to St Mary's Stadium this Thursday to take on Southampton

Albion are five points above the Premier League relegation zone with three matches remaining but are not yet 100 per cent safe from the drop.

Victories last weekend for relegation rivals Watford, West Ham, Aston Villa and Bournemouth keeps life at the bottom end of the table tense and unpredictable.

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Graham Potter's Brighton have endured a tough run of late. They picked up fine wins against Arsenal and Norwich, plus a creditable draw at Leicester. But hefty defeats against Man United, Liverpool and Man City - three of the best teams in the division - still has them looking over their shoulder.

Potter admits his team need more points from their final three matches, starting with Southampton this Thursday. They then welcome Newcastle on Monday before completing their campaign at Burnley.

Despite recent results, Albion do have reason for optimism as they are undefeated in their last five away matches in the PL and have kept a clean sheet in their last three away from home.

Southampton however are in a good moment themselves and secured a deserved draw against Man United on Monday and also recorded a 1-0 win against City earlier this month.

What time does Brighton v Southampton kick off? The game kicks off at 8.15pm at St Mary's Stadium

Is the game on TV? Yes. Live on BT Sport 2 - programme starts at 8pm. Highlights are also on Match of the Day at 10.45pm

What’s the team news? Brighton will be without long-term knee-injury victim Jose Izquierdo and Steven Alzate continues to struggle with a groin problem.

Tariq Lamptey was rested for the Manchester City match but will be back in the starting XI to face the Saints as will Dan Burn.

Neal Maupay also dropped to the bench last time out in favour of Aaron Connolly but Maupay - who is Albion's leading scorer with nine this season - will hope to lead the line at St Mary's.

Sofiane Boufal, Yan Valery and Moussa Djenepo are expected to miss out for Southampton. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Shane Long, Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are ready to come into the starting XI if required.

Form Southampton: WLWWDD

Form Brighton: WDLWLL

What are the odds: Home win: 16/13, Draw: 41/17, Away win: 45/17

Who is the referee? Referee: Andre Marriner. Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Neil Davies. Fourth official: John Brooks. Replacement official: Timothy Wood. VAR: Andy Madley. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.