​Premier League In Focus – Southampton vs West Brom Preview

When? Saturday 21th October, 17:30 (UK)

Where? St Mary’s Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Southampton - https://tickets.saintsfc.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/VisualSeatSelection.aspx?stadium=SM&product=PH17WB&campaignCode=&type=H&productsubtype=HOME&productIsHomeAsAway=N&soalready=bQO89DIJYJwBG6Jy4YPEsN27yIRnViahK/LlX0zMh+E=

West Brom - https://www.wbatickets.co.uk/en-GB/events/southampton%20v%20wba/2017-10-21_17.30/st%20marys%20stadium?hallmap

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Southampton W2, West Brom W2, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings Southampton W5, West Brom W5, D4
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Southampton W28, West Brom W24, D24

Of the teams that are in the top half of the Premier League table, West Brom have the worst goal difference with a record of minus two.

Southampton have the best goal difference of the teams in the bottom half - the Saints are currently on a goal difference of plus two.

The Baggies are the lowest goalscorers in the top half of the table with just seven goals to their name from the first eight Premier League matches - an average of 0.88 goals per game.

Southampton have also scored just seven goals in the Premier League so far, while coincidentally both teams have conceded nine goals this season - an average of 1.12 goals against per game.

Of the teams in the top half, West Brom have the lowest average possession per game at 41.1%.

Of all the teams in the bottom half, Southampton have the highest average possession per game at 57.3%.

Southampton have been awarded the most penalties in the Premier League this season with three from their first eight games.

Both teams have managed just one clean sheet in their last five league matches.

No West Brom player has scored more than one Premier League goal this season.

Manolo Gabbiadini is Southampton’s top scorer and he is the only player to have scored more than once in the top flight this season. He has found the net in the Premier League every 140 minutes.

The last time Southampton beat West Brom at St Mary’s they eased to a comfortable 3-0 win back in January 2016. A brace from James Ward-Prowse put the Saints well on their way before Dusan Tadic added a third.