• Southampton have scored just three goals in their last six Barclays Premier League matches.
  • Sunderland have lost six of their last seven Barclays Premier League matches away from home (W1 L6).
  • The Saints have averaged just 0.74 points per game in the month of August in the Premier League; only Crystal Palace and Swindon Town have lower averages.
  • The last three Premier League meetings between these two sides have seen just four goals scored in total.
  • No English player has scored more Premier League goals than Rickie Lambert since the start of 2012/13 (16).
  • Following his winning goal against West Brom last weekend, Rickie Lambert has now scored 29 out of 29 league penalties he has taken for Southampton.
  • Sunderland have won four of their last six trips to Southampton in league competition (L2).
  • The Black Cats have failed to score in two successive Premier League games. They haven't failed to score in three in a row since April 2012 (four games).
  • There have only been six goals scored in the last four Premier League games involving Southampton (F3 A3).
  • Pablo Osvaldo scored 16 goals in Serie A for Roma last season; only Edinson Cavani (29) and Antonio Di Natale (23) netted more.