Southampton vs West Brom Betting Preview | 4 Oct 2020

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Smelling a real chance to claim back-to-back Premier League victories as we enter October, Southampton will play host to top-flight returners West Brom at St. Mary’s on Sunday lunchtime.

While the South Coast outfit might have endured what was a worrying start to the 2020/2021 campaign last month, the Saints managed to land an impressive 1-0 win away at Burnley last weekend and will desperate to refind a similar level they set over the summer.

On the flip side, while West Brom might have managed to put in what was a stunning first-half display against Chelsea last time out, the Baggies through away their three-goal lead in what would have been heart-breaking fashion.

Eventually having to settle for a point in the Midlands and still one of just four sides looking for their first win of the season, Sunday’s guests also hold what is a shocking record against Southampton.

Including a 2-1 defeat when they hosted the Saints back in 2018, West Brom have now lost their last four straight meetings against this weekend’s hosts. You might be interested to know that a similar home victory at St. Mary’s can be found priced at 8/11 with Ladbrokes.

Betting Tip: Southampton win – 8/11 @ Ladbrokes
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Danny Ings does it again

Although back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and a 5-2 drumming against Spurs last month would have started to worry some on the South Coast, Southampton managed to open their account in impressive fashion last weekend.

Picking up their first win of the New Year away at an always tricky Turf Moor, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men landed a 1-0 win on the road and the one-time RB Leipzig boss would have been hugely excited see his attacking talisman extend on his most recent purple patch.

Bagging the winner away at his former employers last weekend, Danny Ings has only continued to impress since his record-breaking exploits for the Saints last season.

Only just missing out on claiming the Premier League’s Golden Boot over the summer, the one-time Liverpool striker has already recorded three top-flight goals this year and has scored 10 goals in 12 Premier League appearances since football restarted in June.

With his exploits earning him another call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, you might be interested to know that Ings can be found priced at 1/1 with Unibet to get himself on the scoresheet this weekend.

Betting Tip: Southampton win – 8/11 @ Ladbrokes
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Bilic’s defensive headache

Shocking almost everyone across the Premier League as they took a stunning 3-0 lead against Chelsea into the half-time break last weekend, there is no doubt that West Brom would have been left heartbroken after missing out on leaving with all three points.

Watching Tammy Abraham bag an injury-time equalizer that rounded off the Blues second-half comeback, Head Coach Slaven Bilic will undoubtedly have a real headache over his side’s extended issues at the back.

While the Baggies might have just about managed to crawl themselves over the finish line in the Championship over the summer, Sunday’s guests marked their Premier League return with a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Leicester on home soil.

Now one of just four sides who are still looking to pick up their first victory of the New Year, West Brom have already shipped an extremely worrying 11 goals from their opening three appearances.

In fact, also shipping a pair of goals as Brentford knocked them out the EFL Cup last week, it is worth noting that the Baggies are priced at 4/5 with Betfair to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.

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