Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion match preview and betting tips

Brighton are still in search of their first Premier League win, however will they get it when they face the Baggies on Saturday afternoon?

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion match preview and betting tips

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Brighton & Hove Albion have managed to get off the mark courtesy of a 0-0 draw with Watford last time out but they are still in search of their first ever Premier League goal and they will struggle to get it when they host a Baggies side which have got their campaign off to a decent enough start.

Chris Hughton's summer transfer signings failed to impress many people and it certainly doesn't inspire confidence that the Seagulls can stay in the top-flight for more than a single season. Nevertheless there was an exception to the uninspired summer signings in the form of Dutchman Davy Propper, the attacking midfielder scoring the first goal in the Netherlands' victory over Bulgaria at the weekend.

Fellow Dutchman Tim Krul may prove to be an inspired loan-signing in goal for the Seagulls but it is up-front where Brighton are clearly lacking following a failure to sign any suitable striker.

In all honesty it is hard to envisage the hosts providing a well-drilled West Bromwich Albion side with any meaningful opposition this weekend, especially so since the Baggies have been on top form thus far this season with their perfect record only coming to an end with a draw against Stoke City in their last match before the international break.

Tony Pulis managed to keep hold of Jonny Evans and he grabbed a few excellent signings in the form of Oliver Burke, Kieran Gibbs and of course Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris Saint-Germain. Ok so this may not be the most exciting line-up in the Premier League but the Baggies have impressed this season thus far and we believe that they will extend their unbeaten run by heading home from the south coast with the three points in the bag.

Our tip:Back West Bromwich Albion to win at 2/1 with Ladbrokes