Stats: Southampton v Swans

12th August 2017

It's time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans’ opening Premier League fixture against Southampton.

The Swans visit St Mary’s hoping to kick off their campaign on a winning note.

And ahead of the fixture, we've taken a look at the game from a statistical perspective.



1 - In their last ten Premier League seasons, Southampton have picked up an opening-day win once (1-0 at West Brom in 2013).

0 - Southampton have never won an opening day home fixture in the Premier League (D5 L4).

1,000 - Southampton will be looking to record their 1000th home league win in this match, since joining the Football League Third Division South in 1920-21 (P1881 W999 D485 L397).

6 - Southampton have won six of their last eight meetings with Swansea in the Premier League (W6 D0 L2).

17 - Only one team – relegated Sunderland (16) – scored fewer home Premier League goals than Southampton’s tally of 17 last season.


3 - Swansea are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games to start the season (W2 D1).

1 - The Swans will play away on the opening weekend in the Premier League yet again - only one of Swansea’s previous six Premier League seasons has started at home (2013-14, lost 4-1 to Manchester United).

23 - Tammy Abraham – who has only two previous Premier League games to his name for Chelsea – was the top-scoring teenager in the Football League last season, netting 23 goals for Bristol City in the Championship.

4 - The Swans ended last season with a five-game unbeaten streak (W4, D1), and are chasing a fourth consecutive league victory - which would equal their longest winning run in the top flight.

1 - The Swans' only Premier League win away to Saints came in February 2015, with Jonjo Shelvey scoring the winner.


Southampton: Steven Davies – 280

Swans: Wayne Routledge - 282


68 - Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won 20, drawn 15 and lost 33, with the last meeting seeing Alfie Mawson and Gylfi Sigurdsson score in a 2-1 win at the Liberty last January.