Premier League Picks: Southampton v. Brighton

daily fantasy premier league picks gameweek 5

Monday night football returns to close out Gameweek 5, with Southampton hosting Brighton. The Saints overcame Palace 2-0 in round four to notch a first win of the season, while Brighton pegged back Fulham from 2-0 down to earn a point.

Both these meetings last season finished one apiece. Both teams scoring again seems likely with their respective form so far, so the mids and forwards should be the ones who score you the points here. If you were to back anyone to keep the clean sheet, the home side would be the choice having done so in half their games so far, so it would be their defenders I’d lean towards.

Let’s look at some specific picks for your daily fantasy Premier League lineups.


The respective strikers for the two sides are the ones with the best averages. Glenn Murray (£9.7m) scored both goals against Palace, helping himself to a score of 2950.

Danny Ings (£7.9m) netted his second of the season, only his fifth since the start of the 2015/16 season. He looks to have regained some of his pre-injury form.

Both forwards are among the most likely to score for their sides. If you had to pick one, the home matchup and cheaper price would suggest Ings is the play, but no reason you cannot find space for both of them.

Value Pick

Coming into the side for the last two games, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£6.6m) bagged a goal against Palace. That saw him score a massive 2400 points, boosting his average to 1380. At a rock bottom price for a midfielder, he is a must-have for this game.


With that, we close out Gameweek 5. Be sure to pick your PlayON team and we’ll see you again next week for another round of action.