On Sunday 4 October, Southampton will play West Bromwich as part of the fourth round of the English Premier League – we assessed the teams’ chances of success and made our own prediction.
The Saints looked very good after the coronavirus break in the last championship. At the end of the season, the team did not lose in the Premier League over the last seven rounds. And in four of these seven fights, “Southampton” achieved victories.
Therefore, no less convincing start was expected from Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team in the new championship . But so far there is nothing to boast about “saints”. “Southampton” in the new season suffered three consecutive defeats. As part of the Premier League, Hasenhüttl’s men lost away to Crystal Palace (0: 1), and then lost to Tottenham in a crushing home game with a score of 2: 5. Between these setbacks, there was a defeat in the League Cup to Brentford (0: 2), which left Soton out of the cup tournament.
The Southampton players were able to stop such an unsuccessful streak only in the last round, when they minimally defeated Burnley on the road with a score of 1: 0.
It should be noted that in the last championship, the “saints” were one of the worst teams in playing in their home arena. For 19 home matches, they have achieved only six victories and by this indicator they took the penultimate place. Only Norwich played worse at home.
There are no special personnel losses among the hosts. Only Nathan Redmond was in the infirmary. Questionable for the match Mohammed Salisu.
The Blackbirds took one of two direct tickets to the Premier League in the Championship last year. It must be admitted that the finish in the second most important division of English football “West Bromwich” as a whole failed. If Brentford hadn’t faltered in the final rounds, who knows how Slaven Bilic’s charges would have turned out in the playoffs.
Adaptation to the Premier League is difficult for West Brom . For three rounds, the team scored only one point and settled on the 17th line in the standings.
Just in the last round, the Blackbirds managed to take points from Chelsea, drawing 3: 3. Although rather, Bilich’s charges failed the match. By the 30th minute they were ahead 3: 0, but in the end they lost the advantage.
In two starting rounds, West Bromwich lost first at home to Leicester (0: 3), and then away to Everton (2: 5).
Defender Kieran Gibbs will miss the match due to suspension. In addition to him, Philip Krovinovich is gaining form.
In their last 11 head-to-head matches , Southampton have beaten West Bromwich on seven occasions.
Over 2.5 total has played in West Brom’s last five official games.
More than two goals have been scored in six of the previous eight VBA away matches.
Southampton have lost only two of their last ten Premier League games.
In 10 of 12 previous matches between West Bromwich and Southampton, the bet “both score – no” was played.
Both teams have scored in three previous head-to-head matches at Southampton.
In none of their last eight away games have West Brom played a draw.
02/17/18 West Bromwich Southampton 12
02/03/18 West Bromwich Southampton 2: 3
10/21/17 Southampton West Bromwich ten
04/08/17 West Bromwich Southampton 0: 1
12/31/16 Southampton West Bromwich 12
Southampton are the favorites in the upcoming match, but betting on their victory is a little risky. The Saints know how to fail home games. The home team tries to play from a position of strength and at the same time often misses the opponent’s counterattacks. In our opinion, both teams will differ in this meeting.
Our prediction – both will score for 1.80 in BC Fonbet