STAT PACK: Crystal Palace vs Southampton

By SFC Media time Thu 25 Dec Men's First team takes a look at some of the facts and figures ahead of Southampton's game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Barclays Premier League.

• Saints have lost just one of their last six Barclays Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W2 D3 L1).

• Saints have won the last five league games against Crystal Palace without the Eagles finding the net.

• Neil Warnock’s side have averages just 35.6 per cent possession in the Premier League this season.

• Only once (53.5% vs Sunderland) have Palace enjoyed over 50 per cent possession in a league game during 2014/15.

• The game will be Saints’ 600th game in the Premier League, having played 1,509 top-flight games in total.

• Graziano Pellè has scored one goal away from home so far in the league this season – but it did come in London against West Ham United.

• Yannick Bolasie (131) is one of three players to have attempted over 100 dribbles in the league this season (along with Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling).

• The Eagles have won none of their previous Premier League matches on a Friday (D2 L1).

• Saints have won all eight league games this season when they have opened the scoring.

Saints wins: 39

Draws: 22

Palace wins: 34

• Crystal Palace have never beaten Southampton in the Premier League (W0 D4 L6).

• Saints and Palace competed against each other in the Southern League from 1906 when they first met, up until 1920.

• The first meeting between the two sides came in September 1906, and ended in a 1-1 draw.

• Saints’ first win against Crystal Palace came away from home in 1908, as they beat the Eagles 3-2.

• Palace’s last league win against Saints came in December 2008, when they won 3-0 in the Championship at home.

• Last season, Saints beat Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park and 2-0 at St Mary’s.

• Saints beat Crystal Palace at the semi-final stage on their way to winning the FA Cup in 1976.

Mar 2014: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton (Barclays Premier League)

Sept 2013: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace (Barclays Premier League)

Apr 2012: Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton (Championship)

Dec 2011: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)

Oct 2011: Crystal Palace 2-0 Southampton (Carling Cup)

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

8th March 2014

Barclays Premier League

Saints made it five straight wins in a row against Crystal Palace thanks to a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at St Mary’s.

Jay Rodriguez’s goal in the 37th minute was enough to win it for Saints, as they completed the double over Palace following a 2-0 success at St Mary’s earlier in the campaign.

Saints: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork (Wanyama), S. Davis (Ward-Prowse), Lambert (Gallagher), Lallana, Rodriguez. Unused substitutes: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Chambers, Ramírez.

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