STAT PACK: West Bromwich Albion vs Southampton

By SFC Media time Fri 27 Feb Club

A statistical look ahead to Southampton's game against West Bromwich Albion in the Barclays Premier League at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

• The last player to score a league goal for West Brom against Southampton was Shane Long, who completed the scoring in a 3-0 Baggies win in April 2013.

• West Brom have lost just one of nine league and cup matches under Tony Pulis (W5, D3).

• Saints could become the first side to win five successive away games in the Premier League this season.

• Ronald Koeman’s side have won one of their last four matches.

• Saints have kept 12 clean sheets this season, with Chelsea also on the same figure.

• West Brom are next on the list of clean sheets with ten so far this season.

• Saints have conceded just nine goals in 12 away games, four goals fewer than any other side.

• West Brom have won only six league games this season, with three coming against the sides in the relegation places.

• All six wins have come courtesy of a clean sheet, with four of the six being 1-0 successes.

• The Baggies have conceded a league-high ten goals inside the opening 15 minutes this season.

Saints wins: 26

Draws: 23

West Brom wins: 22

• The first two meetings between the sides were in the FA Cup. Saints won on both occasions, in 1900 and 1908.

• Saints won the first league meeting between the two, beating the Baggies 3-2 in a Division Two clash in 1928.

• West Brom’s first win came a day later, as they won 2-1 at home in Division Two.

• The Baggies went unbeaten against Saints between February 1939 and August 1967 before a 4-0 win for Southampton in Division One.

• West Brom won their first cup meeting between the two in the 1968 FA Cup, winning 3-2 after a replay.

• The first Premier League meeting between the two sides was in 2002, with West Brom winning 1-0 at home.

• Saints won the reverse fixture that season, again 1-0, to pick up their first win against the Baggies in the Premier League.

• The last three meetings have seen just two goals.

• Saints are unbeaten in their last three games against West Brom.

• West Brom have won just one of their last five home games against Saints.

Aug 2014: Southampton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

Jan 2014: Southampton 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

Aug 2013: West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Southampton (Premier League)

Apr 2013: Southampton 0-3 West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

Nov 2012: West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Southampton (Premier League)

Southampton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Barclays Premier League

23rd August 2014

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Southampton were unable to pick up all three points in Ronald Koeman’s first home game in charge of the club.

West Brom came away with a point as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw back in August.

Saints’ best chance came from James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick, but the midfielder’s effort clipped the post and went wide, before Fraser Forster made a vital save to keep out Brown Ideye.

Saints: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, S. Davis (Long), Ward-Prowse (Cork), Tadić, Pellè. Unused substitutes: K. Davis, Gardos, Taïder, Hooiveld, Isgrove.

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