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STAT PACK: Key figures ahead of Hornets clash

3 December 2016

A quick look at the numbers before today’s encounter

WE’VE crunched the numbers ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League meeting with Watford at The Hawthorns.




HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • Saturday’s clash will be just the third between the two teams in the Premier League. Albion are yet to beat Watford in the division, having drawn one and lost one last season.

  • Albion’s last victory over the Hornets at The Hawthorns came back in 2009 when goals from Jonas Olsson, Graham Dorrans (pen), Luke Moore, Gianni Zuiverloon and Simon Cox secured a thumping 5-0 scoreline.

  • The Baggies lost 1-0 at The Hawthorns to Watford back in April with former player Ben Watson grabbing the only goal. That is the solitary win Watford have to their name in their last eight league visits to the Black Country.

  • The two teams had to wait until January, 1978 to meet in a competitive fixture. The Baggies edged the League Cup tie 1-0.

  • Albion will be looking to record their 10th league win over the Hornets at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, in what will be the 18th match at our home ground.

Luke Moore celebrates after scoring in Albion's 5-0 win over Watford in 2009

ALBION

  • Albion’s last two home matches have both finished 4-0. Manchester City ran away with the game and the points in late October, while Burnley were beaten heavily in mid-November.

  • No Premier League team has scored more goals from corners than the Baggies. Tony Pulis’ men have found the back of the net six times from them.

  • Albion will be aiming to get December off to flying start after going through November undefeated. Wins over Leicester and Burnley were followed up by a point at Hull last Saturday afternoon.

  • Winger Matt Phillips has been involved in five goals in his last three Premier League appearances, scoring twice and making three.

  • The Baggies have only lost two of their last nine matches in the Premier League.

Flying winger Matt Phillips will be hoping to catch the eye again against the Hornets

WATFORD

  • The Hornets have used players from 19 different countries – the biggest spread of nationalities in the Premier League.

  • Walter Mazzarri’s men have picked up 33 bookings this season. No Premier League has collected more yellow cards than Watford.

  • Troy Deeney is one goal shy of hitting 100 in all competitions for the club. 

  • Watford have two wins, two draws and two defeats to their name from six away fixtures in the Premier League this season.

  • Today’s visitors have conceded seven goals from corners in the Premier League so far in 2016/17 – the joint-highest with Crystal Palace. They are also still searching for their first goal from a corner.



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