Without a win in the Premier League since their promotion, West Brom will be travelling to Ammex Stadium with a mind on a win against Brighton. The match schedules for Monday with kickoff at 5:30 pm.
The home side only holds a two-point advantage over the Baggies after losing three of their opening five matches in the Premier League. Slaven Bilic is under immense pressure to improve the defence.
The summer transfer window aimed at making West Brom into a Premier League team. However, contentious signings in making it difficult for Bilic to make a contender. Callum Robinson seemed a last-minute attack escape route however it’s still exposed the holes in the defence. Bilic aimed to include experience in the backside with Ivavonic finding his way to the Baggies.
Slaven Bilic heads into the match after keeping a clean sheet against Burnley in their last outing. The defence keeps improving after having previously conceded 13 times in their last four outings in the league.
Graham Potter is disappointed with the dismal performance for his side since the start of the season. The side has one of their toughest starts in the Premier League with encounters against Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton. Their scoring form has been decent managing to net 11 goals with six goals coming from two home encounters. Their top ten finish hopes come under test this Monday.
Brighton vs West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other with Brighton taking home two wins while West Brom with only one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton
Everton 4-2 Brighton
Brighton 0-3 Manchester United
Brighton 2-3 Manchester United
Preston North End 0-2 Brighton
West Brom 0-0 Burnley
Southampton 2-0 West Brom
West Brom 3-3 Chelsea
West Brom 2-2 Brentford
Everton 5-2 West Brom
Brighton Team News
Potter will contend with the unavailability of Lewis Dunk after picking a red card during their last encounter with Crystal Palace. After making a free transfer, Danny Welbeck is yet to build match fitness to feature in the clash.
West Brom Team News
After a goalless draw against Burnely, Bilic looks set to maintain the same starting XI this Monday. Callum Robinson will be looking for a recall at the heart of the attack. Karlan Grant failed to make an impression on his debut and might start on the bench.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are currently struggling to pick their form, and we expect a low encounter match without any thrills.
Goals Under 1.5