By News Team
9th April 2021
Monday evening sees two Premier League games take place as Southampton travel to the Midlands to face West Brom and Everton head down south to the Amex to take on Brighton.
We take a look and preview both fixtures here.
Are we in for a thriller at the Hawthorns?
Monday night’s first game sees Southampton travel to the Hawthorns as they prepare to face a West Brom side who produced one of this season’s biggest upsets last week at Stamford Bridge.
After a stunning 5-2 victory over Chelsea last weekend, West Brom will be hoping to kick on and get another three points against Southampton this time round as they look to mount a great escape from relegation. A stat that Baggies fans will not want to read, however, is that all four of their league wins this season have come on a Saturday. In 18 attempts on any other day, they have won none, drawn six and lost 12. West Brom to buck that trend and win here is 13/5.
Southampton, meanwhile, head into this game coming off the back of a fantastic comeback result against Burnley last weekend. The Saints came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Turf Moor and they are currently priced at 11/4 to score in both halves at the Hawthorns this time round. Nathan Redmond has been involved in five goals in his last two games in all competitions for Southampton, which is as many as he had in his previous 30 appearances. The attacking midfielder is currently priced at 14/5 to score anytime on Monday evening, with a Saints victory 11/10.
Everton to leave Brighton feeling blue?
The late kick-off on Monday evening sees Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side travel down to the south coast to take on Brighton at the Amex.
The last time these two sides faced each other was back in October when Everton came out 4-2 victors and they will be hoping for a similar result here. Everton lost their last away league game against Chelsea, ending a run of nine games without defeat on the road, but you can back them to rediscover that form at the Amex at 23/10. A brilliant statistic heading into this one is that Everton have scored a league-high 12 headed goals in the division this season while Brighton have conceded the highest proportion of headed goals. Will the Toffees add to that tally against the Seagulls?
Like West Brom, Brighton’s form on any other day apart from Saturday is not the greatest with Monday seeming to be the Seagulls’ bogey day. Brighton have won none of their nine league games played on Monday evenings, but they are still favourites heading into this fixture at 13/10. Danny Welbeck has been involved in more league goals against Everton than he has versus any other side with eight and the Englishman is currently priced at 11/5 to find the back of the net once again this time around.