A statistical look at today’s encounter
WE’VE crunched the numbers ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Hull City.
Enjoy a statistical preview of Albion’s clash with the Tigers.
- Albion will be looking to record their first Premier League victory over Hull at the KCOM Stadium, having drawn twice and lost once on their three previous visits.
- The Tigers have beaten the Baggies just once in the last six meetings in all competitions.
- Saido Berahino’s late goal secured a 1-0 win for Albion when the two sides last met in January, 2015.
- The first fixture between the Baggies and Hull came in the old Division Two back in December, 1905. The game finished 1-1.
- Albion’s biggest victory over Hull was a 7-1 win in the old second division in April, 1930. Hull’s most emphatic win against the Baggies came 20 years earlier in the same division, with the Tigers recording a 5-1 triumph.
Saido Berahino's 78th minute goal secured a 1-0 win for Albion when the sides last met in 2015
- The Tigers have lost six of their last seven games in the Premier League, however they did beat Southampton 2-1 in their most recent match at the KCOM Stadium.
- Mike Phelan’s men got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start, winning their first two games against champions Leicester and then Swansea. They got more points on the board in those games than they have in their last 10 matches (four).
- Scotland international Robert Snodgrass is Hull’s top scorer with four league goals.
- The Tigers have conceded 24 goals in their last eight top flight matches. The Baggies have conceded the same number of goals in their last 18 games in the division.
- Hull haven’t scored a goal before the 34th minute in the Premier League this season.
- 60% of Hull’s Premier League goals this season have come from set-pieces.
Robert Snodgrass has impressed for Hull so far this term
- The Baggies will be looking to win their third straight game in the Premier League when they visit the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. If they do so, it will be the first time the club have recorded three consecutive victories under Tony Pulis.
- The last time Albion won three consecutive games in the Premier League was back in November 2012.
- Tony Pulis has won his last three Premier League matches against the Tigers with three different teams – Stoke, Crystal Palace and Albion.
- Only six players have played in all 50 Premier League games since the start of the 2015/16 season. Two of those players are Baggies duo Craig Dawson and Darren Fletcher.
- Scotland pair James Morrison and Matt Phillips will both be hoping to score for the third game running. Morrison has previously scored at the KCOM Stadium in a 3-1 win for Albion in 2008.
- Just 20% of the goals the Baggies have conceded so far this season in the Premier League have come from set-pieces, which is the third lowest in the division. Only Bournemouth and Manchester City have a better record than Pulis’ team.