West Brom vs Southampton predictions: Match preview & likely line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: West Brom 2-2 Southampton

West Brom and Southampton to draw 2-2 is 14/1 with Paddy Power

Southampton travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday for a real relegation six pointer.

The two sides are separated by just 3 points and a win for the home side would move the Baggies off the bottom of the table and potentially leapfrog their opponents should they win by 3 or more goals.

Both sides sit in the Premier League’s bottom three but Southampton’s recent form has been pretty solid and they are undefeated in their last 5 fixtures in all competitions.

West Brom have also surpassed expectations in recent weeks and even beat Liverpool, 3-2 at Anfield in the FA Cup.

Two sides have drawn 11 of their 25 fixtures this season. Those two sides are of course, West Brom and Southampton. And for that reason, we think the two relegation strugglers will share the points this Saturday afternoon.

West Brom vs Southampton: Favourites, underdogs, BTTS & likely goal scorers

West Brom are 6/4 favourites to win this Premier League match. Southampton are 2/1 for the victory.

Both teams to score is EVENS with Paddy Power.

Daniel Sturridge, who will be playing on his home debut, is 11/2 to score the first goal and 12/5 any time.

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Shane Long finally scores

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

West Brom vs Southampton: Premier League match preview

West Brom enter Saturday’s fixture as the Premier League’s bottom club and to no great surprise, they have the worst home record in the division.

Just two home wins for the Midlands side has not helped their quest for Premier League survival.

Alan Pardew has been in many relegation scraps in his time and the signing of Daniel Sturridge on loan from Liverpool should certainly help his side’s chances of Premier League safety.

West Brom, like so many teams before them, were beaten comfortably by champions-elect Manchester City on Wednesday evening which is hardly an embarrassment.

Before the fixture against Guardiola’s team, West Brom had lost just one match in their last seven.

Southampton: Still struggling for goals

Southampton, like West Brom, have drawn far too many matches this season.

The Saints were poor at home in their 1-1 draw against rivals, Brighton, on Wednesday and registered just 3 shots on target.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s men average a goal per game this season but concede far too many, often sloppy goals.

The last two games between the two sides have ended in 1-0 wins for the Saints which is a real possibility.

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Jonny Evans celebrates goal versus Brighton

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with his West Bromwich Albion team mates during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on January 13, 2018 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

West Brom team news vs Southampton

Alan Pardew’s latest recruit, Daniel Sturridge, is fit and ready for action.

The England international should start the match ahead of Salomon Rondon.

Kieran Gibbs is ruled out with an injury which he sustained in The Baggies famous 3-2 win at Anfield last week.

Grzegorz Krychowiak was substituted after 33 minutes during West Brom’s 3-0 loss at The Etihad but he should be available for selection.

Jonny Evans, subject of a late transfer bid from Arsenal, missed Wednesday’s fixture with a hamstring injury along with Jake Livermore but the duo should be back in contention for Saturday.

Nacer Chadli is still out with a long term hip problem.

Southampton team news vs West Brom

Only one player is out of action for Southampton but that man happens to be their top scorer, Charlie Austin.

The English forward will be on the sidelines for another month or so but Southampton can clearly cope without him.

Fraser Forster is unable to break into the Southampton team recently which means that Alex McCarthy is likely to start in goal behind a shaky Saints defence.

Jack Stephens has made an instant impact since breaking into the first team and he will start at centre back alongside Wesley Hoedt.

The Saints have no players out with suspension meaning Pellegrino has almost an entirely full squad to choose from.

No excuses then Mauricio…

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West Brom predicted line up vs Southampton

Southampton predicted line up vs West Brom

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