Kick-off: 1500, 27/02/2021
Stadium: The Hawthorns
TV: Sky Sports
Brighton must still be wondering how they lost to Crystal Palace on Monday night but cannot afford to dwell on that disappointment for too long.
The Seagulls dominated against their bitter rivals but lost 2-1 after conceding in injury time, meaning they are only four points clear of the relegation zone.
West Brom are 11 points from safety though so this is a good opportunity to make some amends for Monday and an away win at 19/20 is our opening West Brom vs Brighton prediction.
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West Brom have become harder to beat in recent weeks but three draws in their last five matches is still well short of the improvement they will need to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
The Baggies have only managed two wins this season but they at least kept a clean sheet for the first time under Sam Allardyce’s stewardship in last weekend’s goalless draw at Burnley despite playing for an hour with 10 men.
Allardyce said: “I’m definitely optimistic that we’ll go forward and get more positive results than negative results.
“What we have to do is keep applying ourselves as well as we have done and be consistent in our performances and get a little bit better each game. Certainly we have to get more clinical in front of goal, that’s the ultimate.
“The defensive side is getting better and better, we need to keep that nice and tight. If we get eight or nine clean sheets from the next 13 games, we’ll have a chance.”
That doesn’t suggest the Baggies are about to throw caution to the wind so we’re tempted by under 1.5 goals at 19/10 in the West Brom vs Brighton odds, which would have paid out in six of Brighton’s last eight games.
Last West Brom line-up: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, Phillips, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu, Pereira, Diagne.
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Brighton dominated proceedings at the Amex Stadium on Monday and levelled through Joel Veltman after the Eagles led at half-time.
Palace showed little ambition for much of the match and Brighton looked the only likely winners until Christian Benteke snatched victory for the visitors with only Palace’s second touch in the box.
Defeat for Brighton halted their club-record Premier League unbeaten run at six games and continued their frustrating home form, with four of their five wins this season coming on the road.
Brighton had 25 attempts at goal to Palace’s three and boss Graham Potter said: “We certainly pushed and pushed, I thought we were the dominant team but clearly we’ve been heavily punished.
“The fact we came away with nothing is a little cruel on the players. I feel for them in that regard but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve got to accept it and move forward and prepare for West Brom.
“To lose in that manner is a blow. It’s not very pleasant, it’s not nice. We have to try and use the pain to motivate us for the next game.”
Brighton certainly need to be more ruthless if they are to get the points their performances deserve.
Three of their five wins this season have been 1-0 and they were on course for the same result until Karlan Grant equalised late on when these teams met in October.
With that in mind, a 1-0 away win at 23/4 is the last of our West Brom vs Brighton betting tips.
Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, Maupay, Trossard, Alzate.
Burnley 0-0 WEST BROM
BRIGHTON 1-2 Crystal Palace – Joel Veltman
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 1-3 Brighton, Brighton 0-0 West Brom, West Brom 2-0 Brighton, Brighton 3-1 West Brom
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