Both teams enjoy being in possession, prefer to attack and will press aggressively in the right situations, which could make for an open, flowing encounter.
Saints have been rewarded for their excellent return to form with a mid-table finish in all likelihood, after a tought start to the season.
Brighton are now all but clear of the relegation battle, probably needing one more result to assure themselves of survival, but are similarly primed to improve next year.
Here is everything you need to know about the game.
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will begin at 8:15pm on Thursday 16 July at St. Mary’s.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Extra 2. Coverage starts at 8pm.
Southampton: McCarthy, Smallbone, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Vokins, Hojberg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Obafemi
Brighton: Ryan, Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn, March, Propper, Stephens, Trossard, Maupay, Murray
What are the odds?
Southampton – 13/10
Draw – 5/2
Brighton – 5/2