WBA and Southampton will meet in the 31st round of the Premier League. The home team is playing in bad shape, they are still threatened with relegation, and in the next matches, every point will be worth its weight in gold. The guests have two victories in a row, 13th place at the table brings a peaceful harbor, and survival is guaranteed.
April 12th, 2021 – 19:00
WBA vs Southampton Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for WBA vs Southampton Predictions
West Brom’s 5-2 victory over Chelsea on Saturday gave the Baggies renewed hope in their bid for survival but was it the beginning of another Sam Allardyce great escape, or just a false dawn. Admittedly, West Brom did look good against the Blues, sharper to every ball and playing with a definite hunger. Still, Chelsea were very much architects of their own downfall in the game, giving the ball away in sloppy areas, which ultimately resulted in Thiago Silva being sent off after 29 minutes. Sam Allardyce has undoubtedly improved West Brom’s home form, but they have still won just twice on home soil all season, while Southampton has scored two or more goals in each of their last three away matches in all competitions. Besides their home fixture against Newcastle last month, this is the shortest price West Brom has been at the Hawthorns since early December, including against Fulham and Brighton, both below Southampton in the table. Ainsley Maitland-Niles plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Conor Gallagher is slowly returning to a recognizable form, and he is the factor that can raise the team to a higher level with his goals.
After a run of one win in 11 matches, Southampton looked to have found their feet again as they progressed to the FA Cup courtesy’s semi-finals of an accomplished 3-0 victory over Bournemouth prior to the international break. The stoppage in domestic football looked to have come just at the wrong time for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, particularly as he found his team 2-0 down within 29 minutes on their return to action against Burnley last week. Given the state of play in the league – Southampton are 10 points clear of the relegation zone and 13 points adrift of the European places – it wouldn’t be remiss to think that the Saints would take a 2-0 defeat against Burnley and move on, plan for next season. Theo Walcott is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one game. Che Adams enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, as their defenses are leaking pretty much.