Southampton host West Brom at the St Mary's Stadium in the Premier League. After the exodus of players (mainly to Liverpool), the Saints held their own at Anfield in their Premier League season opener, and were maybe slightly unfortunate to come away with nothing. West Brom drew 2-2 at home with Sunderland and will feel that after turning around a 1-0 deficit, they should have held on for three points.
I fancy Southampton today, and my model prices them at 1.71 for the win, so anything above that could be deemed as good value. This may well shorten come Friday evening or Saturday morning, so I'd advise to get on it sooner rather than later to ensure you get the best price possible.
Tadic and Pelle both impressed me in parts against Liverpool. Tadic looked nervy at times but his asist did show he has quality, and Pelle held up the ball really well and I think he will do well this season. Today they have a chance to impress in front of their home fans and I don't think they will disappoint. In the second half against Liverpool, Southampton looked dangerous and dynamic - I think they'll get 3 points here today.
West Brom don't look like a great side in my opinion. I think they'll struggle this season unless they can make a couple more signings that can push them on to the next level.