Date Time League Season
May 17, 2024 8:00 pm England - Championship 2023/2024


Southampton vs West Brom Match Preview And Prediction

Southampton vs West Brom: Southampton and West Brom will play their semi-final match again on Friday night at St. Mary’s Stadium in order to determine who advances to the huge playoff final at Wembley. The first game at The Hawthorns on Sunday ended in a goalless draw, leaving the tie wide open.

In the first leg at The Hawthorns, the two teams combined for five shots on goal. Only six of West Brom’s twenty-three away games this Championship season were wins. Three of the last four home games were won by Southampton.

Following a goalless draw at The Hawthorns, Southampton is undoubtedly the happier of the two teams. They know full well how successful West Brom has been at home. The Saints now have a fantastic chance to go to the final with a win in their own backyard after avoiding a loss in Midlands.

Though there weren’t many significant opportunities, the opening leg of the match was thrilling and open. Five days ago, the two teams combined for 24 shots, and only 5 of those hits were on target. It was West Brom’s second consecutive clean sheet after they defeated Preston North End 3-0 on the last day of the regular season. At St. Mary’s, can the Baggies maintain their current net intact?

Southampton vs West Brom: Betting Analysis

Southampton is by far the beneficiary of tradition. At St. Mary’s, the hosts enjoy an outstanding record against West Brom. In their previous 28 home games against the Baggies, the Saints had won 15, drawn ten, and lost just three.

Additionally, Southampton has won all three of their meetings with West Brom this season. In the process, the Saints have earned two victories and a draw. In just one of the previous five meetings between the two teams, goals were scored on both sides.

The two opponents are about equal in strength, so we anticipate another fierce fight. No level of risk could be higher. The level of tension should once again have an impact on the match’s overall quality. Additionally, during the past few months, no side has consistently displayed a great attacking rhythm.

It says volumes that on Sunday at The Hawthorns, we saw just five shots on goal between the two teams combined. Finally, goals were scored on both sides in just one of the prior five meetings between these teams. As our primary betting choice, we’ll go with the Under 2.5 goals selection at 1.80 odds.

At the same 1.80 odds, the home win wager appears to be a fantastic alternative. Throughout the season, West Bromwich Albion has performed unquestionably better at home than away. Only six of the Baggies’ twenty-one regular season victories have come away from home this year. One of the hardest stadiums in the Championship to breach is St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs West Brom: Head-To-Head

Who will win the match between Southampton and West Brom?

With these two teams, Southampton seems like they should have a lot of possession and score a lot of goals. On the other hand, West Bromwich Albion will likely also struggle to create opportunities for shots, though we do believe they have a chance to score at least once in this game. As a result, at full time, Southampton has the winning score.

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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What are the best odds for the game?

Looking at the betting odds for the 90-minute outcome, Southampton’s win is best valued at 1.74, choosing the draw is valued at 4, and choosing to win for West Bromwich Albion is valued at 5.6. These are currently the most affordable market prices available.