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STAT PACK: Saints under the spotlight

7 April 2017

Key facts and figures ahead of Saturday’s clash

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The two sides have met 13 times in the Premier League. The Baggies have five wins, Southampton have four, while there’s also been four draws.

The Baggies won the reverse fixture 2-1 back on New Year’s Eve. Former Albion forward Shane Long headed Saints into the lead, but goals from Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu secured all three points for Tony Pulis’ side.

Both teams have scored in just one of the last nine fixtures.

Southampton have only once before lost both home and away to Albion in the same Premier League season (2012/13).

The first meeting between the sides was back in January 1900 in the FA Cup. Saints won 2-1.


ALBION

Tony Pulis’ side have taken 24 points from the last available 30 at The Hawthorns in the Premier League. They’ve won eight games and lost just two.

The Baggies have found Southampton a tough nut to crack in recent times. They have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League matches against the Saints.

Albion are the only side in the 40s in terms of Premier League points (44). There is a seven-point gap each way between Everton in seventh (51) and Southampton in ninth (37).

Tony Pulis’ side will complete their first Premier League double of the season with a win over Saints at The Hawthorns.

Albion have scored more goals at home this season (27) than champions Leicester City (26), as well as Manchester City (24) and Manchester United (21).


SOUTHAMPTON

Nathan Redmond has scored six Premier League goals this season. It’s his joint-best return in a top-flight season.

Saints have only scored once in the Premier League at the Hawthorns – a 90th minute penalty converted by Rickie Lambert in August 2013 to win 1-0.

James Ward-Prowse has scored more Premier League goals in 2016-17 (4) than in his previous four campaigns combined (3).

Saints have won two of their last three away games in the Premier League. They won 4-0 at Sunderland and 4-3 at Watford.

Saturday’s opponents have lost just one of their last five games in the Premier League and have climbed to ninth in the table – just one place below the Baggies.



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