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Nic Ladds 16th Mar 2011 - 15:08

Europa League Opta Facts - 17th March

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Man City v Dinamo Kiev

  • Dinamo Kiev have only won four of their previous 19 meetings with English teams.
  • The Ukrainian side have lost eight of their nine previous trips to England, scoring just two goals in the process.
  • Dinamo Kiev have never kept a clean sheet away at an English side in European competition.
  • Man City are unbeaten in 19 home European games, winning 13 and drawing six.
  • The Citizens have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three European games at the City of Manchester Stadium.
  • Kiev have recently won three consecutive European away games for the first time since March 1975.
  • Roman Eremenko has provided six assists in this season's Europa League - two more than any other player.
  • Man City have only lost three of their last 20 matches in all competitions.
  • Roberto Mancini's men have made a higher percentage of short passes (91.22%) than any other side in the 2010/11 Europa League.

 

Liverpool v Braga

  • Braga have lost seven of their previous 11 meetings with English opposition and four of their five on English soil.
  • The Portuguese side have already played one game in England this term; they lost 0-6 at Arsenal in the Champions League group stages.
  • Overall, Braga have won just six of their 31 European away games, losing 19 of them.
  • Liverpool have won seven of their last eight European home games, scoring 18 and conceding four.
  • Excluding qualifiers, Braga have won all five European games in which they've scored this season, keeping a clean sheet in each one, and lost all four in which they've failed to find the net.
  • Liverpool's last four Europa League games have seen a total of just two goals scored.
  • Dirk Kuyt has scored four goals in his last two home games, in all competitions.
  • Liverpool have been flagged offside more than any other side in the Europa League this season (38).

 

Rangers v PSV Eindhoven

  • Rangers are now unbeaten in five meetings with PSV, winning three and drawing two.
  • The Gers have now only won one of their last 18 European games, drawing 10 of them.
  • Walter Smith's men have only netted five goals in their last nine European games at Ibrox.
  • PSV have scored exactly two goals on each of their last four European away games.
  • Four of the top five most prolific passers in this season's Europa League (Engelaar, Pieters, Marcelo and Hutchinson) play for PSV.
  • The Dutch side have completed 496 more passes than any other side in the competition.
  • PSV have had more headed shots (26) than any other Europa League side.
  • Rangers have only lost two of their last 13 games in all competitions, and both defeats came against their Old Firm rivals at Celtic Park.

 

 
 
 

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