West Brom vs Southampton result predicted by Sky Sports pundit amid 'quality on show' verdict
West Brom and Southampton have been predicted to play out a score draw at St. Mary’s this weekend because both have “plenty of confidence” heading into the game, according to David Prutton.
In his Sky Sports column on 9 November the pundit put both the Baggies and the Saints in the conversation towards the top of the Championship and expects the “quality” set to be “on show” Saturday (11 November) to result in an eventful 2-2 final score.
West Brom come into the game fifth in the table, one point and one place behind Russell Martin’s side who haven’t been beaten in their past seven league games.
Prutton said: “Southampton took a valuable, late win at Millwall last weekend, and they are right up there again among the chasing pack.
“Another side in that conversation are West Brom. They have won three on the bounce and are just a point behind Southampton. They will have plenty of confidence, but with this much quality on show I think this will be a draw.”
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The hosts might have turned things around in a big way since Martin’s job appeared to be under pressure earlier in the season but Carlos Corberan has his team in strong form too.
Three consecutive victories can never be sniffed at, especially in a division as unpredictable as the Championship, and doubly-so with the challenges that West Brom have had in recent months.
The trio of clubs who were relegated from the Premier League in the summer are now starting to look ominous, with Leicester City’s record-breaking form only recently halted by Leeds United.
So facing the third of that group in Southampton is necessarily going be an uphill battle given the financial power that clubs retain after the drop.
On the contrary Corberan is having to operate without the likes of Daryl Dike, John Swift and Josh Maja being available to him, but with attacking duo Brandon Thomas-Asante and Grady Diangana in good form he will be expecting another positive result on the south coast.
On the plus side the manager looks like he might be set to get a few players back off the extensive injury list following the international break [Birmingham Mail, 9 November] so if he can maintain some momentum heading into it confidence will only grow for the busy run up to Christmas.