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Nic Ladds 25th Nov 2010 - 17:11

Premier League Opta Facts - 27-28 November

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.Premier League Opta Facts -November 27-28

Aston Villa v Arsenal

  • Only one of the last eight meetings between Villa and Arsenal has ended as a home win.
  • There has been a 90th minute goal scored in three of the last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Villa.
  • Villa have won just one of the last 23 Premier League matches against Arsenal.
  • Villa have not won any of the last 11 home games against Arsenal in the Premier League, losing five.
  • Arsenal have picked up more points away from home than any other team in the Premier League, 14.
  • Aston Villa have only lost one but drawn 10 of their 16 Premier League home games in 2010.
  • Villa's games are yet to see a red card in the Premier League this season, while Arsenal's have produced eight (the most).

Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool

  • Bolton have scored 26 goals, their best ever tally in the Premier League after 14 matches.
  • Johan Elmander has scored only four of his 16 Premier League goals at home, but two of these came in his last appearance against Newcastle; as many as he had scored in his previous 36 appearances at the Reebok Stadium in the league.
  • Blackpool have collected just one point from their last four visits to Bolton in league competition; with their last victory there coming back in March 1986.
  • This is only Bolton's fourth-best start to a Premier League campaign in terms of points gained.
  • All three of Blackpool's wins away from home in the league this season have come against fellow sides from "the north": Wigan, Newcastle and Liverpool.
  • Nine of the 20 goals Bolton have conceded in the Premier League this season have come in the final 15 minutes of matches.
  • Bolton have not kept a clean sheet in the league since the opening game of the season.


Everton v West Bromwich Albion

  • Everton have won five of the eight Premier League meetings with West Brom with the Baggies winning two.
  • West Brom last won in the league at Goodison Park in May 1979. Since then, they have drawn five and lost six of their league visits.
  • Louis Saha has scored four goals in six Premier League appearances against West Brom.
  • Paul Scharner has scored four goals in seven Premier League starts against Everton.
  • The Toffees are without a win in their last four league matches (three draws).
  • The Baggies have lost four of their last five Premier League games.
  • Everton are the only team to have scored in their last eight Premier League matches.

Fulham v Birmingham City

  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last three matches at home to Birmingham.
  • Birmingham have conceded three own goals this season, more than any other Premier League side.
  • The Whites have picked up only one win from their last 10 league matches.
  • However City are without a win in their last 12 league games on the road, conceding at least twice in nine of these games.

Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn have only won one of their 16 Premier League trips to Old Trafford, a 2-1 win in September 2005.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored in his last three Premier League appearances against Blackburn.
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches against Rovers, winning six of them.
  • Rio Ferdinand has played more minutes than any other outfield player without committing a foul this season (720).
  • United have already conceded at least twice in six Premier League matches this season, as many times as they did in the whole of 2009/10.
  • The Red Devils have won 16 of their last 18 league games at Old Trafford, losing to Chelsea and drawing with West Brom in this run.
  • Dimitar Berbatov hit six goals in his first five league games this season, but has not scored in the seven since his hat-trick at home to Liverpool.

Stoke City v Manchester City

  • Carlos Tevez has scored 30 goals in his last 36 Premier League games.
  • Manchester City are the only Premier League side yet to score a headed goal this season.
  • The Potters have scored the joint-fewest first half goals in the Premier League (two) this season, but the joint second-most in the second half (16).
  • If only the second half of matches in the Premier League counted this season, Stoke would be top of the table.
  • Stoke are on a run of three straight league wins for the first time since they arrived in the Premier League.
  • Only Manchester United are on a longer unbeaten run than Man City in the Premier League currently (four games).
  • The Citizens have scored five more goals away from home than at home in the Premier League this season.

West Ham United v Wigan Athletic

  • Hugo Rodallega scored in both league meetings with West Ham last season.
  • The Hammers have won three of the last four Premier League matches against Wigan.
  • Victor Obinna has now had 47 shots in the Premier League without finding the net this season.
  • Wigan have only conceded two goals to set pieces this season: only Chelsea have conceded as few in this way.
  • No English player has started more than three matches for Wigan in the Premier League this season.
  • West Ham have won only one of their last eight Premier League games at home for the first time since March 2007.
  • Wigan have won only one of their last 14 Premier League away games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sunderland

  • There were three penalties, two own goals and two red cards in the two Premier League matches between Wolves and Sunderland last season.
  • Kevin Doyle scored in both Premier League games against Sunderland last season.
  • Wolves are the only Premier League team yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
  • After going 13 games without scoring for Sunderland in all competitions, Danny Welbeck has now scored in back-to-back matches.
  • Mick McCarthy's men have lost their last four league games: they have never lost five in a row in the Premier League.
  • Nedum Onuoha is the only non-striker to have scored for Sunderland this season (excluding own goals).
  • Sunderland have lost only one of their last six away games in the league.

Newcastle United v Chelsea

  • Newcastle have only scored one goal in their last six Premier League matches against Chelsea and failed to score in their last three home games against the Blues.
  • Florent Malouda has scored on his two Premier League visits to St James Park.
  • The Magpies have won only one of their last 10 Premier League matches against the Blues and none of the last six.
  • Cheikh Tioté has been booked in five of his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Andy Carroll (122) has had more touches of the ball in the opposition box than any other player in the top-flight so far this season.
  • Chelsea have not lost three successive league matches since October 1999.
  • Both of Newcastle's wins at St James' Park in the league this season have come when they have scored at least five goals.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

  • Fernando Torres has scored three goals in four appearances against Spurs.
  • Spurs have only won two of the last 12 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, but those were both 2-1 home wins under Harry Redknapp.
  • Since Harry Redknapp arrived at White Hart Lane Spurs have won three games (two league and one cup) against Liverpool at home, scoring twice as many goals as their opponents on each occasion.
  • Liverpool have made their worst start to a Premier League campaign since 1992-93.
  • Should he keep a keep a clean sheet in this match, it would be José Reina's 100th in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have scored just one goal in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season, fewer than any other team.
  • Only Manchester United (14) have picked up more points from their last six Premier League matches than Liverpool (13).



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