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Southampton vs West Bromwich Prediction & Betting tips
Southampton and West Bromwich Albion managed to book a result in the Premier League last weekend. On Sunday afternoon, these two clubs will meet in Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium.
After two defeats, Southampton has won the first three point of the season since last weekend. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team started the competition with some flattering losses against Crystal Palace (1-0) and Tottenham Hotspur (2-5). In the home game with Burnley, Southampton recorded its first victory of the season last weekend: 0-1. Danny Ings made his third goal of the season at Turf Moor and the 28-year-old attacker seems to have brought his scoring drive from last season to this season. That’s a good thing for Southampton, because The Saints do not really have players who can score goals.
With the victory over Burnley, Southampton is now on three points after as many games. Hasenhüttl has not yet got the start of the season he will have hoped for, but the 53-year-old Austrian cannot be dissatisfied with the game of his team. Especially in the duels with Crystal Palace and Tottenham, Southampton played great football and if The Saints can continue that, they will really grab more points in the coming weeks. It is important for Southampton to do that directly against West Bromwich Albion, because on paper West Brom has slightly less quality than Southampton.
West Bromwich Albion:
Just like Southampton, West Bromwich Albion also managed to achieve a result for the first time in the third round. After big defeats against Leicester City (0-3) and Everton (5-2), the team of Slaven Bilic managed to grab a point against Chelsea last Saturday: 3-3. A point where West Bromwich Albion was ultimately most dissatisfied, as The Baggies gave up a 3-0 lead in the second half. The fact that West Bromwich is slipping such a lead may also indicate that this West Browmich Albion is not quite ready for the Premier League.
The 3-3 draw against Chelsea on the other hand also offers prospects for West Bromwich. In the next four games, Bilic and his men will compete against all teams from the right row and in that series West Bromwich will have to book their first victory of the season. This may already be happening on a visit to Southampton, but surprisingly, The Baggies only managed to win one of their last six official matches. For West Bromwich Albion’s last victory at St. Mary’s, we have to go back to 2016: Hal Robson-Kanu made the decisive 1-2 in the 50th minute and is the only player to return this weekend.
Southampton vs West Bromwich head to head matches
17.02.18 FAC West Brom Southampton 1 : 2
03.02.18 PL West Brom Southampton 2 : 3
21.10.17 PL Southampton West Brom 1 : 0
08.04.17 PL West Brom Southampton 0 : 1
31.12.16 PL Southampton West Brom 1 : 2