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Southampton vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions

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England Premier League | St. Marys Stadium | 4th October
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Southampton vs West Bromwich Albion predictions for Sunday’s Premier League skirmish at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton are favourites to take maximum points against newly promoted strugglers West Brom. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Southampton 3-2 @ 25/1

Reason For Southampton vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions

  • West Brom’s Premier League games are averaging 5.33 goals per 90 minutes so far this season.
  • Albion have conceded at least three goals per league game since their promotion.
  • Seven goals hit the net in Southampton’s last Premier League run-out at St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton 2-5 Tottenham).
  • West Brom scored at least two goals in each of their last four competitive fixtures.

Southampton claim first win of the season

Following a stuttering start and successive defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham, Southampton finally grabbed their first win of the new season last weekend with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph at Burnley.

Saints talisman and former Claret Danny Ings notched the game’s only goal at Turf Moor, pushing his tally for the campaign up to three goals in as many appearances, though Southampton remain dangerously over-reliant on their centre-forward, who has bagged 100% of his team’s Premier League goals so far this term.

Ings’ goal-shy teammates should have chances to open their respective accounts for the season on Sunday however, against a Baggies team that hold the division’s worst defensive record after three rounds of fixtures.

West Brom continue to leak goals

Last year’s Championship runners-up West Brom put their first Premier League point on the board last weekend when they held Chelsea to a draw in a 3-3 thriller at the Hawthorns.

Albion, who were trounced 3-0 and 5-2 by Leicester and Everton in their opening brace of top-flight tests, opened up a three-goal lead by half-time against Frank Lampard’s Blues, though Chelsea were worth the point they secured with a last gasp Tammy Abraham equalizer.

After their second half throwaway against Chelsea, West Brom’s defensive record became the Premier League’s worst, and the porous looking Baggies have conceded more attempts per game on average (17.3) than any other team in England’s top tier.

Southampton to edge exciting south-coast skirmish

We think the Baggies’ suspect defending will be their undoing again on Sunday, in what should prove to be an entertaining contest at St. Mary’s Stadium.

West Brom have been leaking goals at an alarming rate, shipping an average of 3.33 goals per 90 minutes of Premier League action overall since the campaign kicked off, though Albion have shown some final third bite of their own in recent weeks.

Slaven Bilic’s charges scored at least twice in each of their last four competitive contests against Harrogate, Everton, Brentford and Chelsea, and the Baggies carry enough threat to create an opportunity or two against a Saints team that kept just three clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League home games.

With those factors aligned, it makes sense to expect goals on Sunday, and the over 2.5 goals market looks an excellent price. West Brom’s Premier League matches have averaged a huge 5.33 goals so far, and we expect that healthy average to be maintained come full time on the south cast.

Our correct score prediction backs the Saints to eventually emerge with the points and a 3-2 victory however. Having watched West Brom concede at least three goals per game this term, wily tactician Ralph Hasenhüttl will have identified plenty of weak points to exploit on Sunday, and we’re backing Southampton to outscore their visitors.

Southampton injuries and team news

Southampton’s only major injury concern is winger Nathan Redmond this weekend, though new defender Mohammed Salisu is still not fit enough to be involved.

West Bromwich Albion injuries and team news

Kennethe Zohore is injured and Kieran Gibbs is suspended for the Baggies this weekend, while Branislav Ivanovic, Kamil Grosicki and Ahmed Hegazi are all nursing knocks and niggles ahead of Sunday’s game.

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