Match Pack: Saints vs West Brom

By SFC Media time Sat 03 Oct Saints v West Bromwich Albion

Aiming for back-to-back Premier League wins, get set for Southampton's return to St Mary's against West Brom with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

THE MATCH

Southampton vs West Brom
St Mary’s Stadium
Premier League
Sunday 4th October, noon BST

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Daniel Cook, Sian Massey-Ellis
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan

HOW TO WATCH

Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off will be shown live on BT Sport 2 (414), for supporters with a BT Sport subscription.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 05:  General view inside the stadium as a TV camera is showing the pitch ahead of  the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary's Stadium on April 05, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Sunday's match will be broadcast live on BT Sport (Photo: Matt Watson)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

With the international break looming, Southampton will be looking to build some momentum after last weekend’s first win of the season at Burnley.

Danny Ings’s early strike was enough for victory at Turf Moor and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will now be focusing on a first win of the campaign on home soil.

Newly promoted West Brom are still searching for their first victory back in the top flight, losing their opening two fixtures before spurning a 3-0 lead against Chelsea to share the spoils last Sunday.

TEAM NEWS

Southampton are likely to be buoyed by the return to fitness of winger Nathan Redmond, who's missed the last two outings with an ankle injury. 

Redmond resumed training this week and was the only injury concern heading into Sunday's clash. 

For the visitors, Kieran Gibbs remains suspended although Ahmed Hegazi is available once again following injury. Returning loan signing Filip Krovinovic will be assessed to determine his availability.


THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: "
With the ball, we again need some good automatism and using the spaces in the right moment, coming into the spaces where you can hurt them, and on the other side pay attention to their transition.

“I think that's very important. They have a good transition after winning the ball, so we will definitely have to have a good organisation against the ball and a good rest defence, and in the end also hopefully the few chances you get you must be very clinical, because I think you don't get a lot of them.”

Slaven Bilić: To follow

the few chances you get you must be very clinical."

Ralph hasenhüttl

ONES TO WATCH

Danny Ings: The only player to have scored so far this season for Saints, the striker’s three goals in as many games has seen him retain his spot in the England squad for October’s fixtures.

Maintaining his ruthless efficiency in front of goal, the home side will once again look to Ings to be the difference maker.

Matheus Pereira: The exciting Brazilian has adapted to life in the Premier League quickly, continuing the form that played a key role in the Baggies’ promotion last season.

With eight goals and 20 assists in the Championship in 2019/20, the 24-year-old will be the one tasked with unpicking the Saints defence with his creativity and flair.

TOP PERFORMERS

Southampton:

Goals:


Danny Ings 3

Assists:

Ché Adams 1
Kyle Walker-Peters 1

Danny Ings
Attack stats
goalGoals
3
Total shots
5
Shots on target
5
Conversion rate
60%
Mins per goal
90
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West Brom:

Goals:


Hal Robson-Kanu 3
Callum Robinson 3
Matheus Pereira 1

Assists:

Matheus Pereira 2
Cédric Kipré 1
Kyle Edwards 1

HEAD TO HEAD

Played 79
Saints 31
Draws 24
West Brom 24

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

February 2018: West Brom 1-2 Saints (Hoedt, Tadić)
February 2018: West Brom 2-3 Saints (Lemina, Stephens, Ward-Prowse)
October 2017: Saints 1-0 West Brom (Boufal)
April 2017: West Brom 0-1 Saints (Clasie)
December 2016: Saints 1-2 West Brom (Long)

DID YOU KNOW?

- Southampton have won each of their last three Premier League meetings with West Brom – only against Bradford, Crystal Palace and Hull (all four) have they won more consecutive games in the competition.

- Southampton’s last 18 Premier League games against promoted sides has seen them have a run of five consecutive draws, five consecutive defeats and now eight consecutive victories.

- Since the start of last season, Southampton’s Danny Ings has scored the opening goal in a league-high 12 Premier League games. However, just three of these games have been at St Mary’s.

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