Conor Gallagher is available again for West Brom while Southampton will assess Kyle Walker-Peters; follow West Brom vs Southampton live on Sky Sports PL and Main Event from 5pm; kick-off 6pm; watch free highlights shortly after full time on Sky Sports website and app
Monday 12 April 2021 16:34, UK
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of West Brom vs Southampton in the Premier League on Monday (kick-off 6pm).
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is hopeful defender Dara O'Shea will shrug off an ankle injury as the Baggies look to continue their survival bid against Southampton on Monday.
O'Shea limped off early in last week's stunning 5-2 win at Chelsea while his replacement, former Blues full-back Branislav Ivanovic, lasted just 13 minutes before also departing with a hamstring strain which has ruled him out.
Conor Gallagher missed out last week due to not being eligible to face his parent club, and will face a battle to force his way back into the team.
Southampton will check on defender Kyle Walker-Peters. Right-back Walker-Peters has a slight leg problem picked up during training this week, which will be monitored ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl reported no other fresh injury concerns, with Oriol Romeu (ankle), William Smallbone (knee) and Michael Obafemi all long-term absentees.
West Brom vs Southampton will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 5.30pm; kick-off 6pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
Sam Allardyce's men should be bouncing for this fixture - one that the manager will have a big circle around in his calendar. This is a winnable one. But, I can't quite trust the Baggies just yet, especially against such a tactically astute attacking team like Southampton. However, with their season on the line, I'm expecting them to have a proper go. The shots lines have got my attention.
It took West Brom just 11 shots to score their five goals at Stamford Bridge last weekend. A remarkable ratio considering they needed 85 shots to score their previous five goals which came spread across nine matches. The Baggies have averaged 12.5 shots per 90 minutes over their last four fixtures, so I was surprised to see Sky Bet going 5/1 for them to fire 15 or more shots in a game that should be set up for West Brom to produce plenty of attacking moments.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1
BETTING ANGLE: West Brom to have 15 or more shots (5/1 with Sky Bet)
In this week's Pitch to Post Preview Podcast Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour who explains why April could be a decisive month for Tottenham's next steps as a club, while Sky Sports football writer Jack Wilkinson reacts to Man Utd's Europa League win and assesses their chances of getting some revenge for their big defeat to Spurs earlier this season.
Sky Sports features writer Nick Wright is also on the show, looking back at two contrasting performances from Liverpool and the reasons behind their inconsistency, as well as previewing a big top-four race clash between surprise package West Ham and Leicester. He also makes his Pitch for the weekend about an important game at the other end of the table between Burnley and Newcastle.