Opta Stats: Southampton v Hull

Can Hull keep their tight defence intact when they face the equally thrifty Southampton?
Can Hull keep their tight defence intact when they face the equally thrifty Southampton?

Both Southampton and Hull have surprised the Premier League with their results this season. Opta reveals just who will come out on top.

"There have only eight goals at St Mary’s this season, although this is three more than there have been at Hull’s home."

Under 2.5 goals is priced at 1.728/11.

Southampton have won four of their last five league games against Hull City. The home side are 1.635/8 to win.

Only four newly promoted sides have conceded fewer goals after 10 games than Hull have this season (10) in the Barclays Premier League. Hull are 7.413/2 to pull off a win.

Southampton and Hull have conceded a combined 14 goals in 20 games this season. Under 1.5 goals is 3.185/40.

Southampton have conceded a league low 29 shots on target this season. A Saints clean sheet is 1.9620/21.

Last weekend Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc joined Ben Foster, Dean Kiely, Paul Gerrard and Adam Bogdan in conceding a goal to a fellow glovesman in the Premier League. Hull are 1.9420/21 to score a goal.

There have only eight goals at St Mary's this season, although this is three more than there have been at Hull's home. Under 2.5 goals is priced at 1.728/11.

Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven games; only Arsenal have been on a longer run this season (nine). The Saints are likely to be available at 2.47/5 to win to nil.

Southampton have won 40 corners at home this season, only Man City (41) have a higher figure. Rickie Lambert is 2.37 to score.

Hull supremo Steve Bruce has only tasted victory once in nine Premier League trips to the Solent (Portsmouth & Southampton combined). Southampton are 2.6213/8 to win half-time/full-time.

Hull's record of 14 points from 10 games this season is halfway between their first season in the Premier League (20 points) and their second (eight points). The draw is 3.8514/5.

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