Stat Pack: Saints vs Stoke

By SFC Media Thu 01 Mar Saints v Stoke
Photo by Matt Watson | Manolo Gabbiadini

Check out the key facts and figures ahead of Southampton's Premier League clash with Stoke City at St Mary's.

- Southampton have both scored and conceded in 17 of their 28 Premier League games this season – already once more than in the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign (16/38).

- Saints have won just two of their 11 Premier League meetings with Stoke (D5 L4), losing the last two in a row – they’ve never lost three league games in a row against them.

- Stoke won the reverse fixture back in September 2-1 – they haven’t won both league meetings in a season against Southampton for 50 years, since the 1967-68 top-flight campaign.

- The Potters have shipped a league-high 54 Premier League goals this season. Indeed, Paul Lambert's side have been on the receiving end on three of the 13 occasions a team has scored five or more goals in a Premier League match this season, more than any other side.

- Lambert has won just one of his eight managerial meetings with Southampton in all competitions (D4 L3), though it did come in his last visit to St Mary’s (3-2 in December 2013 with Aston Villa).

- Peter Crouch has scored 12 goals in 53 Premier League games against sides he once played for in the competition, with four of those coming against Southampton for Stoke (33%).

- Manolo Gabbiadini ended a run of 16 games without a goal in all competitions for Southampton last time out – he’s not scored in consecutive games for them since March 2017, when he scored in his first four appearances for the club.

- Saido Berahino hasn’t scored in over two years now (February 27th 2016) – since then he’s played in 42 senior games for two clubs (Stoke and West Bromwich Albion), been on the pitch for 2324 minutes and failed to score with 55 shots despite having three of them from the penalty spot.

- No player has scored more goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season than Xherdan Shaqiri (4, level with Philippe Coutinho and Kevin De Bruyne).


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