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FULL CONFIDENCE: West Brom’s recent showings give them hope against Brighton

 

West Bromwich Albion face Brighton this weekend "full of confidence" in their bid to stay in the Premier League.

The Baggies' odds of survival are slim, but after picking up a point against both Manchester United and Burnley, confidence is higher than before.

Currently, 11 points separate them from safety. They're averaging just 7.8 shots per game in the league too, which is the lowest on record.

However, the omens might be on their side in this one.

 

Odds stacked in West Brom's favour?

 

West Brom haven't lost in 10 previous home meetings with Brighton in league games.

They've won six and drawn four, while Brighton have won just one of 11 top-flight meetings with the Baggies.

Although, Graham Potter's men have lost only one of their last six away games and that was against Manchester City.

It must be pointed out though, West Brom are winless in seven despite the optimism around recent showings.

No team in the Premier League have conceded more than Sam Allardyce's side either - 55 league goals conceded.

 

Optimism

 

West Brom fan Ashley Fox says the Baggies should go into this game full of confidence based on recent showings.

They arguably should have beaten Manchester United after missing some glorious chances.

Against Burnley, they held on for a point despite being down to 10-men away from home.

"We have got a lot of ground for optimism in terms of the fact that we didn't just play well in those games, we deserved to win," Ashley said.

"We competed far better than Man Utd, who are second in table, and Burnley who we know are an incredibly resolute team.

 

Too little too late?

 

"There's been so many more positives," Ashley continues, but he's concerned it might be too late in the day.

"It's a shame it's come 24 odd games into the season. We're actually looking like a team who belongs in the Premier League now."

West Bromwich Albion host Brighton & Hove Albion at 3pm on Saturday 27th February.


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