101 Great Goals prediction: West Brom 1-2 Brighton
The Baggies’ fortunes have been yet to turn since the arrival of Alan Pardew and they are continuing to struggle near the bottom.
Brighton, meanwhile, enjoyed a much stronger first half of the season, with the top half of the league insight.
The Seagulls could take the three points at the Hawthorns, especially given West Brom’s feeble form at home.
West Brom vs Brighton football betting tips
West Brom are 11/10 favourites to win. Back Brighton at 16/5 while the draw is 15/8.
Bet against BTTS at 8/15, or alternatively back both teams to score at 11/8.
Under 2.5 goals seems incredibly likely at 2/5. The over is 15/8.
A Brighton away win and over 1.5 goals is 11/2.
West Brom vs Brighton preview
West Brom remain firmly rooted at the foot of the table having been cut adrift from the rest of the league as they sit four points from safety.
Alan Pardew’s side have won just twice so far this season, with their last win coming all the way back in mid-August, highlighting their struggles.
Fortunes for Brighton, on the other hand, have been quite the opposite, as, after matchweek 22, the Seagulls are seeking a top half finish.
However, Brighton took just six points from their last six fixtures and will know they will need to get a result on Saturday to get back on track.
West Brom: Toothless attack
Only Swansea have scored fewer goals this season than the Baggies, an issue which has become a really troubling one for Pardew’s Albion.
Having netted just 16 goals in 22 Premier League games this season, it is no wonder West Brom find themselves well and truly stuck in the bottom three.
They have now gone without a win in 20 matches, a run longer than any other side in the league so far this season and with goals proving incredibly tough to come by, this is no surprise.
The Baggies have a number of players who are more than capable goal scorers, Pardew will know this is an issue he must begin to seriously address, and fast.
Brighton: Murray’s form
Glenn Murray has now netted two in two for the Seagulls, firing them to a point against Bournemouth and a huge win in the FA Cup over bitter rivals Crystal Palace.
Brighton will be hoping that the former Palace forward can continue this run of goal scoring, as they have been without a natural striker for most of the season.
Murray could prove to be a key player for Albion as they look for more than a point in the West Midlands having drawn their last two.
West Brom team news vs Brighton
The Baggies have a number of first-team players expected to miss Saturday’s visit of Brighton.
Graig Dawson and Jonny Evans are both doubtful, whilst both Kieran Gibbs and Matty Phillips are major doubts.
Neither Nacer Chadli or James Morrison are excepted to feature either, as they both attempt to overcome injury.
Brighton team news vs West Brom
Izzy Brown has been dealt a huge blow after he learnt that he had suffered an ACL tear in his knee, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
Brighton’s only other injury is to Steve Sidwell, who is excepted to be out for the season after suffering an ankle injury.
West Brom predicted line-up vs Brighton
Brighton predicted line-up vs West Brom
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.