Southampton v West Brom team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 1:10

Victor Wanyama: Southampton midfielder available against West Brom

History suggests there are unlikely to be too many goals when Southampton host West Brom in the Premier League at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Team news

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is available again following a two-game suspension, but Ronald Koeman could opt to stick with most of the side that beat Watford in midweek.

West Brom will be without James Morrison, who suffered a knee injury in the midweek draw at Chelsea, but Rickie Lambert is available again after illness. Jonas Olsson will have a fitness test on his hamstring.

Opta stats

  • Southampton have lost only one of their last five Premier League games against West Brom (W2 D2).
  • There have been just three goals scored in the last five Premier League meetings between the two sides.
  • Southampton have failed to score in six of the last eight Premier League games against the Baggies.
  • West Brom have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League meetings with Southampton.
  • Of fixtures that have been played at least 10 times in the Premier League, only Bolton vs Southampton (1.17) has a lower goals per game average in the history of the competition than Southampton v West Brom (1.27).
  • Southampton last won (and kept a clean sheet) in three successive Premier League home games in April 2015.
  • These two sides have both netted a league-high nine headed goals this season.
  • Only Aston Villa (68) have had fewer shots on target than the Baggies (69) this season in the Premier League.
  • Eight of Shane Long’s 10 Premier League goals for Southampton have been scored at St Mary’s
  • Dusan Tadic has fired in a league-high 100 open play crosses this season in the Premier League.


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