EFL Championship | Southampton VS West Bromwich Albion; Saturday, 18 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Southampton, following a 0-0 draw in the Championship Play-offs, have an average of one goal per match, having scored six goals in their last six fixtures, with 63% possession and 12 shots on goal. West Bromwich Albion has 13 shots on goal, with 2 on target.

West Bromwich Albion has consistently maintained a clean sheet in their last six games, with opponents scoring six goals and Albion scoring six. However, this pattern may not be consistent in this match.

From 17/02/2018, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion have won four games and drawn one, respectively. The two clubs have shared 13 goals, with 8 from Southampton and 5 from West Bromwich Albion, resulting in an average of 2.17 goals per game.

Southampton manager Russell Martin has announced that Juan Larios, Stuart Armstrong, and Gavin Bazunu will not be participating in the upcoming match.

West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corberán faces reduced team options due to injuries of Jayson Molumby and Achilles tendon surgery of Daryl Dike.

Predicted lineups:

Southampton FC

Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy
Defenders: Jack Stephens, T. Harwood Bellis, Jan Bednarek
Midfielders: Kyle Walker Peters, Ryan Manning, Flynn Downes, Joe Aribo, William Smallbone
Forwards: Adam Armstrong, Sekou Mara

West Bromwich Albion

Goalkeeper: Alex Palmer
Defenders: Damell Furlong, Conor Townsend, Cedric Kipre, Kyle Bartley
Midfielders: Grady Diangama, Michael Johnston, Alex Mowatt, Tom Fellows, Okay Yokushu
Forwards: B. Thomas Asante

  • Southampton FC – 4 wins
  • West Bromwich Albion – 1 win
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

EFL Championship Standings

Southampton is expected to dominate the game, converting numerous goal-scoring opportunities, while West Bromwich Albion may struggle to score, potentially resulting in a 2-1 win.

Winning probability:

Southampton FC – 45%

Draw – 33%

West Bromwich Albion – 22%

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