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Nic Ladds 19th May 2013 - 8:18

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts - May 19th

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Barclays Premier League Opta Facts - May 19

Chelsea v Everton - Bet Now

  • Six of the last 12 Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw, with Everton and Chelsea securing three wins apiece.
  • Everton have won only one of their previous 20 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge (Nov 1994).
  • Steven Pienaar has scored in the opening five minutes in both of the last two games between Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches (W5 D2); their longest such run under Rafael Benitez.
  • Since the start of 2011, Everton have collected just four points (D4 L7) from the 11 Premier League away games against the current top five in the table.
  • Chelsea have won the most points in games between the top six sides in the Premier League table this season (17).
  • Since the start of 2009-10, Everton have won only three of their 20 Premier League away games in London (D11 L6).
  • This match will be Chelsea's 69th game of the season in all competitions. In comparison, this will be Everton's 45th.
  • Chelsea have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (16), while only Wigan (15) have conceded more in this manner than Everton (14).
  • Everton have won their last five Premier League games played on the final day of the season, including a 1-0 home win against Chelsea in 2010-11.

Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers - Bet Now

  • QPR have won just one point from their previous five trips to Anfield in the Premier League (L4 D1).
  • The Reds have scored in all 11 of their previous Premier League games against QPR.
  • Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 15 Premier League home matches.
  • QPR have collected just two points from their last eight Premier League matches (D2 L6).
  • The Hoops have scored only one goal in their last 455 minutes of Premier League football, and this solitary goal came from the penalty spot (Loic Remy v Newcastle).
  • Since he made his Premier League debut in Feb 2011, Liverpool have won a higher proportion of PL games without Luis Suarez (58%) than with him (39%).
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored more goals (10) in his first 13 Premier League appearances for the club than any other Liverpool player.
  • No side has scored as many Premier League goals in 2013 as Liverpool (39).
  • QPR have currently won just four games in the Premier League this season. Only Derby County (one in 2007-08) and Sunderland (three in 2005-06) have won fewer in a single PL campaign.
  • Since he made his debut on February 11th, no player has assisted more goals than Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (5) in the Premier League.

Manchester City v Norwich City - Bet Now

  • Norwich City have won just one of their previous 11 Premier League games against Manchester City, this coming in a 2-1 win at Carrow Road back in February 1993.
  • The Citizens have scored 18 goals in their last four Premier League games against Norwich, averaging 4.5 a game.
  • The now-departed Man City manager Roberto Mancini averaged 2.05 points per game in the Premier League. Only Alex Ferguson (2.16) and Jose Mourinho (2.33) have won more.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in the Premier League against Norwich City; against no side has he scored more often.
  • Norwich City have won just one of their last 20 Premier League away games (W1 D8 L11).
  • In fact, only Reading (8) have won fewer points away from home in the Premier League this season than the Canaries (10).
  • The Canaries have scored only two goals in their last seven away games in the PL.
  • Man City's strikers have contributed 38 goals in the Premier League this season, down from 54 in their 2011-12 title winning campaign.
  • Norwich have won just three of the 20 Premier League games that they have played on a Sunday in the history of the competition (D7 L10).
  • Grant Holt has made the most fouls in the Premier League this season (80) - this after making more fouls than any other player in 2011-12 (89).

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Bet Now

  • Of sides that Newcastle have faced more than twice at St James Park, only against Manchester United (21%) have they won a lower proportion of their games than versus Arsenal (28%).
  • Newcastle lost their previous game this season against Arsenal 3-7; the only time that they have conceded seven goals in a Premier League match.
  • Newcastle have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games against Arsenal (W1 D5 L5).
  • Newcastle have failed to score in two successive Premier League home games. They last failed to score in three in a row back in August 2007 (six games).
  • Arsenal have won four successive Premier League away games. The last time that the Gunners won five in a row away in the competition was back in September 2004.
  • Four different Arsenal players (Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud & Podolski) have scored 10 or more goals in the Premier League this season, meaning that the Gunners are only the fourth side in history to have four players reach double figures in a single PL campaign.
  • Just four players have reached double figures in both goal and assist categories in the Premier League this season, with two of these being Arsenal players (Theo Walcott has 14 goals, 10 assists and Santi Cazorla has 12 goals, 11 assists).
  • Santi Cazorla assisted four goals in Arsenal's midweek win over Wigan, becoming only the fourth player to do this in a Premier League game in the last 10 seasons.
  • Newcastle United have won only one of their games on the final day of a Premier League season in their previous 10 campaigns (D5 L4).
  • If only the second half of Premier League matches counted this season, Arsenal would be top with 71 points, three points ahead of Manchester City.

Southampton v Stoke City - Bet now

  • The last three league meetings between Southampton and Stoke have seen 16 goals scored; an average of 5.3 goals a game.
  • Southampton have won six and drawn one of their last seven home games against Stoke City in all competitions.
  • The Saints are without a win in five successive Premier League matches (D3 L2); netting just two goals during this run.
  • Stoke City have scored only five goals in their last 10 Premier League away matches.
  • Despite a slight upturn in fortune recently, Stoke have still won the fewest Premier League points in 2013 so far (12).
  • Southampton have scored just one goal in their last six hours and 31 minutes of Premier League football.
  • The Saints have dropped a league-high tally of 29 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season.
  • Morgan Schneiderlin has made both more tackles (144) and more interceptions (138) in the Premier League this season than any other player.
  • Frank Lampard (15) is the only English player to have scored more Premier League goals than Rickie Lambert (14) this season, but the Saints' striker is currently on a run of nine hours and 24 minutes without a goal in the competition.
  • Stoke City have committed the most fouls (478) and been given the most yellow cards (76) in the Premier League this season, while only Arsenal (5) have been given more red cards than the Potters (4).

Swansea City v Fulham - Bet Now

  • Swansea have won each of their previous three Premier League meetings with Fulham.
  • 11 of Dimitar Berbatov's 14 Premier League goals for Fulham have come before half-time.
  • Only Robin van Persie (12) has scored more goals at home than Michu (11) in the Premier League this season.
  • Michu has scored 38% of Swansea's goals this season; only Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (42%) has scored a higher proportion of his team's goals in the Premier League in 2012-13.
  • Swansea have scored the highest percentage of goals in the second half of matches in the Premier League this season (70%).
  • Fulham have lost five successive Premier League games. They have only lost six in a row once before in the competition; between Feb-Mar 2002.
  • The Swans have won just one of their last nine Premier League games (W1 D3 L5).
  • Michael Laudrup's side have conceded exactly two goals in seven of their last nine Premier League games, keeping a clean sheet in the other two.
  • Swansea are one of only two teams this season yet to win a penalty kick (alongside Spurs). No side have gone a whole season without winning a penalty since Charlton in 2004-05.
  • Just 11% of Swansea's goals (five of 47) have come from set-pieces this season; the lowest proportion in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - Bet Now

  • Sunderland have won just one of their last eight Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur (L4 D3).
  • Tottenham have suffered just one defeat in their previous 11 Premier League home games versus Sunderland (W9 D1 L1). The Lilywhites scored a goal in each of these matches.
  • Spurs currently have 69 points coming in to their final game of the season. Their best points tally in a Premier League season before this campaign was 70, set in 2009-10.
  • Sunderland have won eight points (W2 D2 L2) in their six Premier League games under new manager Paolo Di Canio. The Black Cats had won just three points (D3 L5) in their final eight games under Martin O'Neill.
  • Spurs have won eight and lost just one of their last 12 Premier League home games (D3).
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances in the month of May, including two in his last two matches for Spurs.
  • Spurs have scored a league-high 15 goals from outside the box this season, with Gareth Bale scoring eight of these (another league-high).
  • Only Teddy Sheringham (21 in 1992-93) has scored more goals in a single Premier League season for Tottenham than Gareth Bale has so far this term (20).
  • Sunderland striker Danny Graham has now gone 1034 minutes in all competitions without finding the back of the net.
  • No side has scored fewer goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches (3) or in the final 15 minutes of matches (5) than Sunderland this season.

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United - Bet Now

  • Manchester United are the only side that West Brom have faced more than twice in the Premier League and are yet to defeat (D2 L11).
  • Only Chelsea (33) have scored more Premier League goals against West Brom than Manchester United (32).
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances versus West Bromwich Albion.
  • 20 different players have scored for Man Utd in the PL this season, a record for a single season in the division.
  • Victory in this match would see Manchester United equal their best ever points haul from a Premier League season (91 in 1999/00).
  • This game will be Alex Ferguson's 1500th and final game in charge of Manchester United in all competitions. He has won 895 of his 1499 games as manager of the club to date.
  • Regardless of the result in this match, West Brom already have their best ever points tally in a single Premier League season (48).
  • Of current Premier League sides, Man Utd have the best points per game ratio in the month of May in the history of the competition (2.07), while West Brom have the worst (0.84).
  • Of all players to have scored at least 10 goals in the history of the Premier League, Javier Hernandez has the best minutes per goal ratio (a goal every 119 mins).
  • Manchester United have won their final Premier League game of the season on nine of the last 10 attempts, losing to West Ham 0-1 at Old Trafford in 2007.

West Ham United v Reading - Bet Now

  • West Ham have won just one of their previous five Premier League meetings with Reading (D1 L3).
  • Should Reading win this match, they'll have secured more wins against West Ham in the Premier League than against any other side (four, currently three).
  • The Hammers have lost just one of their last eight Premier League home games (W4 D3 L1).
  • Reading have won just one of their last 14 Premier League away trips to London, but this came in their last visit to the capital on May 4th; 4-2 vs Fulham.
  • Reading have won fewer points away from home than any other side in the Premier League this season (8).
  • No side has conceded a lower proportion of their goals from set-pieces than West Ham United this season in the Premier League (15.7%).
  • Jobi McAnuff has attempted 39 shots (inc. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League this season; more than any other player.
  • Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has been forced in to a save every 17 minutes on average in the Premier League this season; more often than any other goalkeeper.
  • West Ham's Jussi Jääskeläinen has faced more shots on target (211) and has made more saves (162) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this term.
  • Reading have scored a league-high proportion of 39% of their goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season.

Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa - Bet Now

  • Wigan have failed to win any of their last six home games in the Premier League against Aston Villa (D2 L4).
  • Only against Everton (7) has Gabriel Agbonlahor netted more Premier League goals than versus Wigan (5).
  • Agbonlahor has scored six goals and assisted one more in his last eight Premier League appearances.
  • Wigan defeated Aston Villa 3-0 away earlier this season; the Latics have only defeated Reading home and away this campaign in the Premier League.
  • Suspended striker Christian Benteke (14 goals, one assist) has contributed towards half of Aston Villa's 30 Premier League goals in 2013.
  • Excluding own goals, Benteke has scored or assisted 51% of Villa's goals over the course of the season; the highest proportion for any player at any club in the Premier League this term.
  • Villa have won 26 of their 40 points (65%) against the other sides in the bottom half of the Premier League table this season.
  • Already relegated Wigan need a point from this game to avoid this being their worst ever points tally in a Premier League season (currently 35 points). They won 36 points in 2009-10.
  • Shaun Maloney has scored three and assisted four goals in his last nine appearances for Wigan in all competitions.
  • Aston Villa have never lost more games in a single Premier League campaign than in this season (17), matching their tally in 2002-03.

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