Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs Southampton Preview

When? Saturday 30th September, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Bet 365 Stadium

What channel is it on? Stoke vs Southampton will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Stoke tickets - https://www.scfcdirect.com/events-choose-seats-flash.aspx?eid=6707&sid=2322&pid=3&vid=125

Southampton tickets - https://tickets.saintsfc.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/StandAndAreaSelection.aspx?stadium=BS&product=PA17ST&campaign=&type=H&productsubtype=AWAY&productIsHomeAsAway=N&soalready=oC5eqceBL+RzGilZOHwOyZv9phEfBC+QYOX36EPXAtg=

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Stoke W3, Southampton W1, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Stoke W3, Southampton W2, D5
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Stoke W29, Southampton W34, D14

50% of all the Premier League meetings that have taken place between these two clubs have ended in draws.

Southampton have scored just four goals in their first six matches and have drawn a blank on four separate occasions.

Their 3-2 against West Ham in the second weekend of the season has accounted for 75% of their Premier League goals this season.

They may be goal shy at present but they do have a very mean defence as they have conceded just five goals in those first six matches - an average of 0.83 goals per game.

No Southampton player has scored more than one Premier League goal in their opening six matches.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is the only player to have scored more than one Premier League goal for Stoke this season.

60% of Stoke’s league goals have come at the Bet 365 Stadium, whilst 25% of Southampton’s goals have come away from home.

In the last five head-to-head encounters between the two sides there have been just eight goals scored - an average of 1.6 per game.

Last season there was just one goal scored between the two clubs, with that honour going to Peter Crouch on the final day of the campaign.

MEMORABLE MEETING
2014 saw the two clubs take play out a five goal thriller at was when the Britannia Stadium. Southampton would come out on top in this League Cup clash as Shane Long scored his first for the club.