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STAT PACK: Cherries clash crunched

Key facts and figures ahead of Saturday’s fixture


There have been three meetings in the Premier League between West Bromwich Albion and AFC Bournemouth. The Cherries have won two of those games, with the other ending in a 1-1 draw.

Albion have beaten every current Premier League side in the top division, apart from Saturday’s opponents AFC Bournemouth.

The Baggies’ loss in this fixture last season (1-2) was their only previous home defeat in six league matches against AFC Bournemouth (W3 D2).

All four of AFC Bournemouth's Premier League goals against Albion have come in the second half. The last Cherries player to score a first-half goal against the Baggies in any competition was Eddie Howe, back in January 1999.

The two teams have played each other just 18 times in competitive matches. Both have seven wins, with the other four games ending in a draw.

Salomon Rondon bags the opening goal in the 1-1 draw at the Vitality last season


Tony Pulis’ side will be searching for their seventh win in eight Premier League games at The Hawthorns. The Baggies have beaten Burnley, Watford, Swansea, Hull, Sunderland and Stoke, with their only defeat on home soil during that time coming against Manchester United.

The Baggies have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches.

Only Liverpool (2,932km) and Manchester City (2,873km) have run further as a team than Albion this season (2,852km).

The only goalkeeper to make more saves in the Premier League this season than Ben Foster (89) is Tom Heaton (104).

Midfielder Claudio Yacob has made 68 successful tackles in the Premier League so far during the 2016/17 campaign.

Claudio Yacob battles with Mark Noble in the 4-2 win over West Ham


The Cherries’ heaviest defeat of the season came at the hands of Manchester City. They lost 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium back in September. Albion’s worst loss of the current campaign also came against Pep’s men, losing by the same scoreline at The Hawthorns in October.

AFC Bournemouth have lost four of their last five games in the Premier League. They suffered defeats against Hull, Crystal Palace, Everton and, most recently, Manchester City. Eddie Howe’s side drew 2-2 with Watford at home in January.

There have been a total of 13 goals in the Cherries’ two most recent away games. They lost 3-1 at Hull in January, before going down 6-3 at Everton earlier this month.

Only champions Leicester City (1) have collected fewer Premier League points than AFC Bournemouth in 2017 (2).

The Cherries have scored 35 Premier League goals this season. That works out at an average of 1.4 goals per game.