Our prediction for this Championship match:
St. Mary’s Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, the two teams who sit in the playoffs berth. The Saints have been producing fine displays in the Championship of late, with the team beating both Birmingham City and Millwall in the previous two league matches and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of this weekend’s derby. Scotland midfielder should start from the bench despite scoring the winner against the Lions, while all Jack Stephens, Juan Larios, and Ross Stewart are out of contention with injuries.
The Baggies, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the English second tier and given their attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. The visitors will be without John Swift, Josh Maja, Adam Reach, and Daryl Dyke in Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.