Opta Stats: Southampton v Bournemouth

Southampton manager Mark Hughes.
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It's a south coast derby as Southampton takes on Bournemouth. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Southampton haven’t won at home in nine Premier League games (D5 L4). Only once have they ever gone 10 top-flight home games without victory, back in December 1969."

The draw is 4.1.

Southampton have never lost a home match against Bournemouth in all competitions (W8 D5). They are 8/111.74 to win.

The Cherries have failed to score in each of their last four away matches at St. Mary's in all competitions (D1 L3) - they last scored away at the Saints in a League Cup match in October 1987, a 2-2 draw at the Dell under Harry Redknapp. Under 2.5 goals is 11/102.12.

Saints are winless in eight Premier League games (D3 L5), failing to score on five occasions in that run. Bournemouth are 9/25.3 to claim victory.

Meanwhile, at home Southampton haven't won in nine Premier League games (D5 L4). Only once have they ever gone 10 top-flight home games without victory, back in December 1969. The draw is 4.1.

After a run of 14 games in which they scored, Bournemouth have failed to score in their last two in the Premier League. Under 1.5 goals is 100/304.3.

The Cherries have been behind in a league-high 25 different games this season, and have trailed for longer than any other Premier League side (18 hours 44 minutes). Southampton are 7/42.7 to win half-time/full-time.

63% of Bournemouth's Premier League goals this season have been scored by English players (26/41), the highest proportion in the division (excludes nationality of own goal scorers). Over 2.5 goals is 4/51.79.

Eddie Howe is yet to see his side score a goal in five away visits to St. Mary's in all competitions (D1 L4), with those four defeats all ending 2-0 (one with Burnley, three with Bournemouth). Southampton are 11/53.2 to win to nil.

Despite being Bournemouth's leading Premier League goalscorer this season with seven goals, Callum Wilson hasn't scored in any of his last 10 games - his joint-longest drought in the competition (also 10 between September 2015 and August 2016). Wilson is 13/53.6 to break his duck.

Just 30% of Charlie Austin's Premier League appearances this season have been starts (6/20), while 71% of his goals in 2017-18 have come in these six games (5/7). Austin is 6/52.2 to score.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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