West Brom v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd February 2018

Tight game expected in Hawthorns relegation scrap

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This is a real relegation scrap coming at the Hawthorns on the weekend. West Brom are rock bottom after losing heavily against Man City in midweek and they are three points adrift of Southampton who are third from bottom. So the Baggies can ill afford to lose this home game against a fellow relegation-fighter. There are a huge three survival points up for grabs for someone, will the arrival of Daniel Sturridge inspire the Baggies?

West Brom News and Form

Just three wins all season from West Brom have seen them sink to the foot of the table. They suffered an expected loss against Manchester City at the Etihad in midweek and will be happy to get back to home soil where they are unbeaten in three (W1 D2). They may have got themselves a lifeline in the January transfer window by grabbing Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool. Could he bring the goals to save West Brom’s seasons? Sturridge is the joint anytime goalscorer favourite for this game alongside teammate Jay Rodriguez who has been in pretty solid form lately. West Brom have netted in their last two at the Hawthorns and each of their last three games have been under 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals for this one at bet365 looks a solid place to start at 3/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 02:00 a.m.). The Baggies need help up front as they have only averaged a goal per game and the pace and scoring threat that Sturridge brings could be a piece of genius. No side in the top flight has collected fewer points at home this season than West Brom have (jointly with Newcastle and Watford). Starting the weekend in last place, the pressure is on.

Southampton News and Form

This is going to be a real relegation battle for Southampton and they will have to hold their nerve. They are in a mess, starting the weekend down in third from bottom. They are on a three-match sequence of drawn matches and are winless in twelve league fixtures. They have only collected the one away win all season, which was at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace way back in the middle of September. They have drawn their last two away games and one of those was at Old Trafford against Manchester United which they deserved great credit for. But are they able to find that winning touch? They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four games but they have netted in each of their last four too. In total, they have racked up only the nine away goals all season, so it may be worth looking at both teams not to score at bet365 for the fixture. Just three times this season have Southampton opened the scoring in a top-flight away fixture and only West Brom and Stoke have claimed free points on the road than Southampton have done this season. In the form table over the last eight games, only Watford and Burnley have collected fewer than the five points the Saints have managed.

West Brom v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton took a 1-0 home win over the Baggies this season and that is back to back 1-0 wins they have taken over them. Southampton are W3 D1 L1 ahead in their last five games against West Brom in the top flight and they have taken four points from their last two fixtures at the Hawthorns as well. Expect a low scoring game as seven of the last nine meetings have been under 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in just one of the last nine clashes. Five of the last nine meetings have produced a 1-0 scoreline (four wins for the Saints, one for the Baggies).

West Brom v Southampton Betting Odds*

West Brom 7/5, Southampton 2/1, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 00:51 a.m.)

West Brom v Southampton Predictions

Draw: There’s just no appeal whatsoever in picking out a winner in this one. Southampton aren’t losing games at the moment and that suggests that they can at least go and hold their own and get a point out of this one against the Baggies. This should be very tight.

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