• Hull City have drawn five of their nine Premier League games this season; they only drew seven in the whole of 2013-14.
  • Southampton have won their last four league games against Hull and lost just one of the last 16 in all comps (W10 D5 L1), incl. a meeting in the Full Members Cup in 1986/87.
  • Southampton have won six of their opening nine games to a top-flight season for the first time in their history.
  • Ronald Koeman's side have conceded just five league goals this season; fewer than any other team in England's top four divisions.
  • Four of those five goals have been conceded on the road, with the Saints managing just one clean sheet in four games away from St Mary's in the PL this term.
  • Southampton have won every game that they have scored first in this season in the Premier League (5/5).
  • No-one has dropped more points from leading positions this season than Hull City (8; level with Swansea City).
  • Hull (11 points, 10th position) are exactly where they were after nine games of the season in 2013/14, although they have lost only two games this season (W2 D5) compared to four at this season last season (W3 D2).
  • The Tigers have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three home league games (W1 D1 L1).
  • No side have caught their opponents offside on fewer occasions this season than Hull City (6; level with Stoke).