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Nic Ladds 3rd Nov 2011 - 18:23

Premier League Opta Facts - 5th & 6th 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 5th - 6th

Newcastle United v Everton
In the last four matches between Newcastle and Everton there have been eight goals scored, seven in the first half and one in the first minute of the second half.
Last season's victory for Everton ended a run of eight trips to St James Park without a win for the Toffees.
Newcastle are now unbeaten in 13 league games, their best ever unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The Magpies have won five and drawn four of their last nine home league game, though the last team to beat them at St James' Park was Everton.
Everton have now gone seven league games without a clean sheet, their worst run since February.
Tim Cahill has made 199 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.
Demba Ba has scored eight goals in his last five Premier League games.
Of the 13 players to have scored four or more Premier League goals this season, Ba has the best conversion rate (47%)
Everton have the best tackle success rate in the Premier League this season (81.5%).
Newcastle have made a league-high five clearances off the line this term.

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Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
Peter Odemwingie scored in both matches against Arsenal last season.
The Gunners were three down at home and two down away before scoring twice themselves in both matches against West Brom last season.
There have been four goals scored in the opening 10 minutes of the last four league meetings between Arsenal and West Brom.
Arsenal have only kept two clean sheets in the 10 Premier League meetings with West Brom while the Baggies are yet to shut the Gunners out.
Arsenal have conceded more goals (21) than ever before after 10 games of a Premier League season and have a negative goal difference for the first time at this stage.
The Gunners have won 399 Premier League games.
The Baggies have only kept three clean sheets in their last 40 Premier League away games.
Robin van Persie has scored 28 goals in 27 league appearances in 2011.
West Brom have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (five) than any other Premier League team this term.
Arsenal have won eight of their last 10 games in all competitions.

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Aston Villa v Norwich City
The four Premier League meetings between Norwich and Aston Villa at Villa Park have seen two draws and one win apiece.
Norwich have only lost one of their last six league games (three wins, two draws).
The Villans have only failed to score in two of their last 13 Premier League games at Villa Park.
The Canaries are one of two PL teams (with Blackburn) yet to keep a clean sheet this term.
Aston Villa have lost more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (nine).
Villa have only hit the woodwork once this season, fewer than any other side.
Marc Albrighton has been used from the bench more times than any other player this season (nine).
The Canaries have conceded a league-high five penalties this term.
Stilian Petrov has made more interceptions than any other Premier League player this season (39).
Aston Villa have only lost one of their last nine league home games, though that was their last fixture at Villa Park (1-2 v West Brom).

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Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea

Nicolas Anelka has scored 12 goals in 16 league Premier League games against Blackburn and five goals in six appearances versus Rovers for Chelsea.
Didier Drogba has scored five goals in eight Premier League games against Rovers.
Blackburn have failed to score in eight of the last 10 Premier League games against Chelsea.
Branislav Ivanovic scored in both meetings between Blackburn and Chelsea last season.
Chelsea won one of the first 16 Premier League meetings with Blackburn (W1 D6 L9), but have lost just two of the last 18 (W13 D3 L2).
Blackburn are now without a clean sheet in 13 Premier League games.
Rovers have only won one of their last 14 PL away games, drawing five and losing eight.
Chelsea have now gone nine league games without a clean sheet, they last went 10 without a shutout in December 1996.
Last week against Arsenal, the Blues conceded five goals in a single Premier League game for only the second time (the first was a 1-5 defeat at Liverpool in September 1996).
Blackburn Rovers have conceded more fouls (143) than any other Premier League team this term.

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Liverpool v Swansea City
Swansea have failed to score in five of the last six meetings with Liverpool in all competitions.
The last time Liverpool and Swansea met came in a 1980 FA Cup replay when the Reds trounced the Swans 8-0.
Liverpool have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five league games at Anfield.
The Reds have only lost one of their last 15 home league games.
Swansea are yet to win an away league game this season, taking one point from 15 available on the road so far.
Mark Gower has averaged 3.8 chances created this season in the Premier League. No player in the top five European leagues in 2011 has managed a ratio higher than this.
Liverpool have lost more points from winning positions at home than any other side in the division this season (six).
Danny Graham has scored in four consecutive Premier League games.
Liverpool have hit the woodwork more often than any other Premier League team this season (10).
Swansea have played a higher percentage of passes in their own half than any other team this season (52%).
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Manchester United v Sunderland
Sunderland have failed to score in seven of their last nine Premier League games against Man Utd.
Since losing to Sunderland in 1997, Man Utd have won 13 and lost none of the subsequent 18 Premier League matches against the Black Cats.
A Manchester United victory would see them become the first team to surpass 900 home points in the Premier League (currently on 898).
The Red Devils have scored in each of their last 35 Premier League games at Old Trafford.
United have won 32 of their last 35 home league games, but did lose their last one 1-6 at home to Manchester City.
Stephane Sessegnon has either scored or assisted each of Sunderland's last four league games.
Manchester United are the only team for whom no player has started every Premier League game this season.
The Red Devils have allowed more shots from open play (115) than any other Premier League team this campaign.
Sebastian Larsson has scored 40% of the direct free kicks converted in the Premier League this season (two of five).
Sunderland have only won consecutive PL away games twice since April 2008.

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Queens Park Rangers v Manchester City
QPR and Man City met six times outside of the top flight in the league since they last played each other in the Premier League with Rangers winning three and Man City none.
Manchester City have scored four more goals than any previous team has managed after 10 games of a Premier League season (Arsenal netted 32 after 10 games in 2009/10).
Tottenham were the last team to score more than 36 after 10 top flight games, netting 37 at this stage in 1963/64.
Manchester City are unbeaten in 13 league games, their joint-best run in the Premier League.
The Citizens have also found the net in 16 consecutive league games, also a Premier League record for Roberto Mancini's side.
City have scored three more goals from outside the area (11) than QPR have managed in total (eight) this term.
Edin Dzeko has netted at a quicker rate than any other Premier League player this term, scoring every 55 minutes so far.
Man City have conceded a league-low one first-half goal this season.
QPR have won more fouls (144) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
The R's have only won one of their last nine games at Loftus Road in all competitions, drawing five and losing three.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Wigan have won four of the last five league meetings with Wolves, scoring two goals in each victory.
There have been three red cards in the last three Premier League games between Wigan and Wolves.
Wolves have now gone eight league games without a win, losing six and drawing two.
Mick McCarthy's side have conceded at least two goals in each of their last seven Premier League games, including their last four at home.
Wigan have lost their last seven league games, their worst run since November 2007.
The Latics have only netted once in their last five away league games combined.
Wigan are the only Premier League club yet to net a headed goal this season.
A league-low of just three different players have found the net for Wigan this term.
Victor Moses has had more shots without scoring (32) than any other player in the Premier League this term.
Wanderers have the best crossing accuracy in the Premier League this term (27%).

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Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City
The last meeting between Bolton and Stoke City came at Wembley in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and the Potters won 5-0.
There has been a goal scored in the 89th minute or later in each of the last three matches between Stoke and Bolton at the Reebok Stadium, while the last two changed the result.
In the history of the Premier League, only one team has conceded more goals from their opening 10 games than Bolton have this season (27), Barnsley in 1997/98 (28).
Stoke have lost their last three away league games, conceding nine goals and netting just once.
Bolton are yet to draw a game this Premier League season (10 games), only seven previous sides have failed to draw any of their opening 11 Premier League games, and three of them have been relegated.
In fact, none of the Trotters' last 20 league games have ended in draws, with Bolton winning five and losing 15 in this run.
Stoke City have scored a higher percentage of set piece goals than any other Premier League team this season (75%).
Jon Walters has been involved in a higher percentage of his team's PL goals (63%) than any other player this season.
Bolton have been forced into a league-high five last man saving tackles this season.
Kevin Davies has made more flick-ons than any other player this season (92).

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Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League matches with Tottenham.
Fulham have had one player booked in each of the last six Premier League games against Spurs.
The Cottagers have won just one of the last 10 Premier League games against Tottenham, losing four.
Martin Jol was Tottenham manager between November 2004 and October 2007, winning 47 of 113 Premier League matches (42%).
Rafael van der Vaart has scored six goals in his last five league games.
Having lost their opening two league games, Tottenham have won six and drawn one of their last seven (a run that started when Scott Parker made his debut for Spurs).
Fulham have only won two of their last 22 London derbies, but one of them came in their last London derby at Craven Cottage (6-0 v Queens Park Rangers).
Clint Dempsey has won more fouls than any other Premier League player this season (27).
Luka Modric should make his 100th Premier League appearances for Spurs in this game.
No side has been shown more yellow cards in the Premier League this season than the Cottagers (26, joint with Chelsea).

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