West Brom vs Southampton by PatrickBateman
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WBA are 8th with 44 points. They haven`t been at their best lately, managing to get only one win in the last five matches. However, that victory came against Arsenal, and after that they played 0:0 at Old Trafford, so not everything has been bad for West Brom. In the last game they lost to Watford on the road 2:0. It was a pretty even match, in which Watford were the ones who took advantage of few chances they had and got three points. Niang made it 1:0 in 13th minute, which was the score at half-time, even though Chadli hit the post from the free kick just couple of minutes before the break. In the second half Watford again managed to get an early goal, with Deeney scoring in 49th minute. WBA were trying to save something from the game, but they couldn`t create any chances and they left Vicarage Road empty-handed. For this game they will miss only Olsson, who is already long-time injured.
Southampton are 9th with 37 points. They have been in mixed form recently, but on Wednesday they recorded solid victory against Crystal Palace. It was an interesting game, in which Southampton were in control almost all the time. However, visitors were the ones to score first via Benteke in 31st minute. Redmond levelled things up just before the half-time, and the game was on again. The second half was packed with action, but we had to wait all the way until 84th minute to see another goal. Yoshida scored to give hosts the lead, with Ward-Prowse confirming victory for Southampton only minute later. Southampton will miss injured Austin, Targett and van Dijk, as well as suspended Romeu, while Gabbiadini is doubtful. Also, Bertrand, Davis and Boufal have problem with injuries, but they should be ready.
Southampton are coming into this game as slight favourites, but it is never easy to take points from The Hawthorns. WBA haven`t been good in the last game, but prior to that they recorded two admirable results, and they will be looking to bounce back in front of their crowd. Southampton have been rarely keeping clean sheet on the road, and lately they have been often involved in high scoring matches. Therefore it`s hard to see them keeping a clean sheet here. Since both teams are locked in the middle of the table, pressure should not be felt here from either side, and there is no reason why WBA should not go for a win. They have the ability to score against Southampton`s vulnerable defense, and therefore I will pick them to score over 1.00 goals asian, as I believe that is a least they will do in this game.
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|West Bromwich Albion Over 1.00 Team Goals||Pinnacle||1.93||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|