West Brom – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
West Bromwich and Southampton play for The Hawthorns in a 26th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 21-10-2017, Southampton won at home (1-0). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the away team, which in the last 4 matches has won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for Barclays Premier League on 08-04-2017, Southampton only managed to win, by (0-1). J. Clasie (25 ‘) scored the only goal of the match.
Analysis of West Bromwich
The home team is currently in 20th place with 20 points earned after 3 wins, 11 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied it out for Everton for (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Manchester City by (3-0). For the championship, the West Bromwich won 9 points in 30 possible, after 1 victory, 6 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 12 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score.
West Bromwich are having a disastrous performance in the Premier League where they are in the flashlight, have only one win in the last 23 games and need to start presenting better football urgently to try to avoid a likely relegation at the end of the season. The big problem has been the low yield of his offensive system that scored 19 goals and is the third worst of the competition, while the defense suffered 34 goals and is the seventh less leaked, evidencing the great imbalance between the two sectors. Playing at home like this Saturday’s match, West Bromwich have the worst advantage of the entire English Premier League, they have won only 1 of their last 11 away games and it is worth mentioning that 4 of their last 5 home games ended with a maximum , 2 goals on the scoreboard, in addition to the team having an average of only 1 goal scored per match as the principal. For the Southampton clash, coach Pardew should go on the pitch with the same team that was defeated by Manchester City in the last round.
Analysis of Southampton
The visiting team is currently in 18th place with 23 points, after 4 wins, 11 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Tottenham for (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home to Brighton & Hove Albion for (1-1). His last away game for this competition ended with a 2-2 draw at Watford. In the last 10 away games the Southampton have won 1, 4 draws and 5 losses, having won 7 points out of 30.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 9 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 2 periods in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for this competition: scored 4 of his 9 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘); suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Southampton, as well as their next opponents, have been playing poorly in the Premier League where they are among the last placed, have not won 12 games and need to find their way back from the relegation zone. The team has problems both in attack and defense, as their offensive system has an average of only 1 goal scored per game, while the defensive system is the least able to pass games without conceding goals in the competition. Playing away from home, Southampton have not won for nine games where they have won 5 and 4 draws, having the biggest run without winning as a championship visitor. For the confrontation against West Bromwich, coach Pellegrino has no problems in the team considered holder, since there are no athletes in the medical department nor suspended.
West Brom – Southampton : Betting Tips
West Brom – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70