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Albion v Southampton match preview

17 February 2018

ALBION host Southampton on Saturday as they look to progress through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

The opposition 

Southampton are currently sat 18th in the Premier League table after a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

They advanced through to this stage of the FA Cup after beating Fulham 1-0 in the third round and then overcoming Watford by the same scoreline in the fourth round.

The Saints haven’t got to the last eight of the competition since the 2004/05 season.

Last time out 

Our last game against Mauricio Pellegrino's side was at the start of the month when they ran out 3-2 winners at The Hawthorns.

Albion’s last triumph on home soil against the Saints was a 1-0 victory back in February 2015.

Ahmed Hegazi scores in the fixture less than two weeks ago

Stats

Albion

  • The Baggies beat Southampton on the way to FA Cup glory 50 years ago in the 1967/68 campaign.
  • Albion have never lost at home to the Saints in an FA Cup tie (P3, D3).
  • Jay Rodriguez has bagged seven goals in his last ten FA Cup matches.

Southampton

  • The south coast side have lifted the FA Cup on one occasion (1976), and have also been runners-up three times (1900, 1902, 2003).
  • All three of the post-war clashes in this competition have been decided by a replay after draws in the initial matches.
  • Southampton have lost their last four FA Cup fifth round ties.

From the archive

You won't need an excuse to watch our win at Anfield in the last round...

Head to head 

The head-to-head record sees Southampton just about come out on top.

Of the 78 matches that have been played, Albion have won 24 times, there have been 24 draws and The Saints have been victorious on 30 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Chris Kavanagh, and he’ll be assisted by Constatine Hatzidakis and Mark Scholes - with Martin Atkinson as the fourth official.

It’ll be the second time that Kavanagh has refereed Albion this season after he was in the middle for our Premier League game at Brighton in September.

Ticket news

Tickets for the game remain on general sale.

Seats are priced at £20 adults, £10 concessions and £5 juniors under 11.

They can be purchased online, by phone (0121 227 2227) or by visiting the East Stand Ticket Office.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Southampton is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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