Match Previews

Southampton v Albion betting preview

Official betting partner looks ahead to St Mary's trip

Albion travel to the South Coast on New Year’s Eve to take on eighth-place Southampton. Over to our official betting partner Coral to preview the game…

Under 2.5 Goals has paid out in ten of the Baggies’ last 12 away matches and in seven of Southampton’s last nine at home, so it looks to be a popular bet ahead of this match. You’ll have to accept a short 4/7 but there are better prices in other markets.

Southampton are quoted a short-looking 3/4 favourites to win the match, which means there are some big prices to be had in the Draw and Away Win markets. You’ll get 13/5 for the Draw, boosted to 29/10 in the Draw & Under 2.5 Goals market – which has paid out in all five Draws this season. 

The Away Win pays 17/4 but you can boost this return by taking the West Brom Win & Under 2.5 Goals option at 15/2.

In the Correct Score market the 0-0 and 1-1 options jump out, with a total of 11 matches involving the two teams ending that way. Coral offer 13/2 and 11/2 for a twelfth here.

In the Goalscorer markets Rondon and Chadli head the market at 15/2 and 9/1 to Score First. But it is worth noting that Gareth McAuley has scored a third of West Brom’s away goals this season.

He is available at a chunky 25/1 and 9/1 respectively. 

Don’t forget, if you are new to Coral you can take advantage of their Welcome Offer. Simply open an account with a £10 bet and you’ll get £30 in Free Bets.