Southampton – WBA 27.04.2013
Southampton will be aiming to extend their six-game unbeaten run and climb to the top
part of the standings when they take on West Bromwich Albion, a team that have been completely out of form of late. The hosts are likely to gain another three points at their St Mary’s Stadium this weekend.
Southampton really impressed on their return to the elite division with the team having defeated the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea at home ground this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s men currently occupy 12th position in the Premier League standings, eight points clear of the relegation zone, therefore the Saints are likely to play in the top flight for yet another term. Southampton are on a six-match unbeaten run in the competition and they look set for another victory when they welcome West Bromwich Albion, who are far from impressive on the travels. The team have lost just four of seventeen games played at home ground this season and that is giving them a reason to believe before the clash against the Magpies. Considering that the Saints face Manchester City next week away from home, Mauro Pochetino’s team will try to record another victory at their St Mary’s Stadium, which should secure the team the Premier League survival.
Match: Southampton – WBA 16.00h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 1.75
West Bromwich Albion, on the other hand, have been showing a lot of promise over the last few years, and they have really impressed at the start of this Premier League campaign. Nevertheless the Baggies have since suffered a huge dip in form so the team are currently sitting in 8th position in the standings. Steve Clarke’s men are 15 points adrift of Europa League places meaning they have nothing to play against Southampton with four games to spare in the league. West Brom failed to win any of their last four league games, having scored just three goals in those matches, which clearly suggests the team are going through a very difficult phase. Being in such a poor condition and missing several first team regulars, the Magpies will find it hard to stop Southampton, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.