Stat Pack: Middlesbrough vs Saints

By SFC Media Thu 11 May Boro vs Saints
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Ahead of Southampton's trip to face Middlesbrough in the Premier at the Riverside Stadium, we take a look at all the key pre-match statistics.

- Middlesbrough have won only one of their last five home Premier League fixtures against the Saints (D1 L3), though this is the first meeting since March 2005.

- The Saints, 1-0 winners over Middlesbrough in the reverse fixture, are looking to do a top-flight double over their opponents for the first time since the 1996/97 campaign.

- Boro haven’t kept a clean sheet against Southampton at the Riverside in any of their last seven league meetings since Mark Schwarzer recorded one in a 3-0 win in March 1999.

- Four of Middlesbrough’s five Premier League wins this season have come at the Riverside Stadium.

- However, only Palace (17) and Sunderland (14) have won fewer points on home soil than Boro (18, W4 D6 L8).

- Southampton have won three of their last six Premier League away games, having won just two of their previous 12 on the road this season.

- Of goalkeepers to play 100 or more Premier League games, only Boaz Myhill (1.73) and Wayne Hennessey (1.71) have conceded more goals per game than Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1.66, 253 in 152 games).

- The last Premier League game at the Riverside Stadium saw four goals scored in a 2-2 draw between Middlesbrough and Manchester City – there hasn’t been at least four in back to back top-flight games there since May 2007 (four in a row).

- Indeed, the last time this happened in all league games was November 2013 (three in a row) when Middlesbrough were in the Championship.

- Middlesbrough have failed to score in 17 Premier League games this season, their joint-most in a single campaign (also 2008-09).

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