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Lewis Constable 1st Mar 2015 - 21:45

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts March 3-4

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa have won just one of the last eight Barclays Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion (W1 D4 L3).
Joleon Lescott has scored five Barclays Premier League goals against Aston Villa, making them by far his most favoured opponent in the top flight.
The Villans have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches at Villa Park (W1 D4 L6).
Aston Villa have scored just nine goals in 13 Premier League home matches; only eight teams have scored fewer in their first 13 home games in a single Premier League campaign.
The Villans have netted just three goals in their last 12 Premier League matches.
West Brom have won none of the last eight Premier League away matches (W0 D5 L3), drawing the last four in a row.
Only two of Saido Berahino's 17 competitive goals for West Brom this season have come away from home.
Aston Villa have fired in the fewest shots on target in the Premier League this season (72) and have the lowest conversion rate (6.6%).
The Baggies have kept five clean sheets in seven Premier League games under Tony Pulis.
West Brom have won seven Premier League matches this season, keeping a clean sheet in all of them.

Hull City v Sunderland

There have been six red cards in seven Premier League games between Hull City and Sunderland, with five coming in the last four meetings.
Steve Bruce has five wins in a row as a coach in this fixture, the first two as Sunderland boss and the last three in charge of the Tigers.
Bruce was in charge at Sunderland for 89 Premier League matches winning 28%. He has won 25% as Hull boss, lower than 32% at Wigan and 28% at Birmingham.
After losing the first four Premier League games against Sunderland, Hull have won the last three in a row.
After a run of one home win in 11 Premier League home matches (W1 D3 L7), Hull City have won three of the last four at the KC Stadium (L1).
Sunderland have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D3 L6) and failed to score in the last three.
Sunderland have recovered just three points from losing positions this season, the joint-fewest in the top flight along with Aston Villa.
The Tigers have conceded 11 goals from outside the box this season, the most in the division.
Just 11% of the goals Hull have conceded have come from set pieces, the lowest proportion in the top flight.
The Black Cats have scored the most own goals in the Premier League this season (5).

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Saints have taken 13 points out of a possible 15 at home to the Eagles in the Premier League (W4 D1).
Crystal Palace have never beaten Southampton in the Barclays Premier League (W0 D4 L7).
However, Palace did beat Southampton at St Mary's back in January in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
Southampton have won just two of their last eight Premier League matches at St Mary's (W2 D2 L4).
It is five hours and four minutes since Southampton last scored a home goal at St Mary's.
Alan Pardew has won three Premier League away games in a row for the first time as a coach.
Saints have dropped fewer points from winning positions (2) than any other team in the Premier League.
Only Spurs (16) have recovered more points from losing positions than Crystal Palace this season (15).
Southampton have conceded just one headed goal in the Premier League this season, the fewest in the top division.
Only Palace (361) have conceded more fouls than Southampton (337) in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City v Leicester City

Frank Lampard has already scored more PL goals against Leicester with Man City (one in one game) than he did for Chelsea (none in four).
The Foxes have won all three Premier League away games against the Citizens, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Only one of the last 10 meetings between these two sides in all competitions has ended as a home win (six away wins, three draws).
Leicester have lost 15 of their last 21 Premier League matches, winning only two (D4).
Manchester City have kept only six clean sheets in their last 18 Premier League home matches.
The Foxes have won just one and lost nine of the last 12 Premier League away matches.
Leicester City have kept fewer clean sheets than any other team in the Premier League this season (4).
The reigning Champions have won just two of their last seven Premier League matches (W2 D3 L2).
Sergio Aguero has been involved in five goals (three goals, two assists) in Man City's last three Premier League games
Manchester City have fired in 447 shots (inc. blocked) this season, the most in the Premier League.

Newcastle United v Manchester United

Newcastle have failed to score in three of their last four home league meetings with Man Utd, though they did win the other 3-0.
Robin van Persie has scored seven goals in his last nine Barclays Premier League starts against Newcastle.
Wayne Rooney has netted 12 Premier League goals against the Magpies; a joint-high against any opponent along with Aston Villa.
Rooney is the first player in Premier League history to score 10+ goals in 11 consecutive seasons.
Juan Mata has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances at St James Park.
Newcastle have won just two of their last 24 Premier League matches against Man Utd (W2 D5 L17).
Defeat on the road last time out against Swansea City ended a run of seven unbeaten for Man Utd away from home in the Premier League (W3 D4).
Newcastle have scored the highest percentage of second half goals in the Premier League this season (69%).
Papiss Cissé has the best minutes per goal rate in the Premier League this season (min. 4 goals); one every 84 minutes.
Manchester United have lost just two of their last 17 Premier League matches (W11 D4 L2).

Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal

QPR have won just one of the last seven Barclays Premier League matches against Arsenal (W1 D1 L5).
Arsenal have only won one of their six Premier League visits to Loftus Road (W1 D3 L2).
The Gunners have netted just 13 goals in 13 Premier League games against QPR.
Theo Walcott has scored Arsenal's only goal of the game in both of his two previous Premier League appearances at Loftus Road.
Arsenal haven't won back to back Premier League away games this season and each of their previous five away victories have been followed by defeat on their next road trip prior to beating Crystal Palace.
QPR have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League home matches, winning none of those games (D2 L2).
Queens Park Rangers have won none of their last nine Premier League London derbies (W0 D3 L6).
QPR have won just one of their last nine matches in the Premier League (W1 D2 L6).
Since making his first PL start of the season in December, Francis Coquelin has made the most interceptions (38) and second most tackles (39) in the whole Premier League.
Olivier Giroud has scored seven goals in his last nine Premier League starts.

Stoke City v Everton

Stoke are unbeaten in five home league meetings with Everton, though four have ended level (W1). The last three meetings with the Toffees at the Britannia Stadium have ended 1-1.
The Toffees have only mustered three goals in their last five trips to the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League.
Peter Crouch has scored 46 headed Premier League goals, the joint-most in Premier League history along with Alan Shearer.
Four of Crouch's last six Premier League goals have been from headers, including each of the last three.
Everton have dropped more points (17) from winning positions in the Premier League than any other team in the top flight this season.
27% of Everton's goals have been netted in the final 15 minutes, a league-high proportion in that period of the game.
The Toffees have conceded a league-high 61% of their goals in the second half of matches this season.
Everton have conceded fewer fouls than any other team in the Premier League (263).
Stoke have lost just three of their last 13 league matches (W7 D3 L3) and those defeats came against three of the current top four in the league.
Everton have conceded the same number of goals so far this season as they did in the whole of 2013-14.

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City

Spurs have won all three Barclays Premier League home games against Swansea, keeping a clean sheet in the last two.
Indeed Swansea have lost their last six against Tottenham in the PL and are winless in seven (D1 L6).
Harry Kane has scored 12 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances.
No team has won more Premier League games from losing positions than Tottenham this season (5) in 2014-15.
No team has lost more top flight games from winning positions than Swansea City (4) this season.
Spurs have conceded the most penalties in the Premier League this season (7).
40 points after 27 games equates to Swansea's best ever return in a Premier League season.
Swansea City have failed to score a first half goal in their last five Premier League matches on the road.
The Swans have scored exactly one goal in seven of their last eight away from home.
Seven of Swansea's last eight Premier League goals have arrived in the second half.

West Ham United v Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has a record of six wins and no defeats in seven Barclays Premier League matches as a coach against West Ham.
Chelsea have won 13 and lost just one of the last 17 Barclays Premier League games against the Hammers.
West Ham have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League matches against Chelsea, including the last four in a row.
The Blues have lost just two of their last 16 Premier League away matches (W10 D4 L2).
Only one team has prevented Chelsea from scoring in their last 27 Premier League matches (Sunderland).
Sam Allardyce's team failed to muster a single shot on target when they met Chelsea in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.
West Ham have scored more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League this season (15).
Chelsea defenders have contributed 17 goals and 13 assists this season in all competitions.
Branislav Ivanovic has scored in four of his last seven appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.
The Hammers have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D5 L4).

Liverpool v Burnley

Liverpool have won their last seven home meetings with Burnley in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.
Burnley have failed to score in their last five league games against the Reds and in six of the last seven matches in all competitions.
Burnley had 16 shots against Liverpool in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day but not a single one of them was on target.
The Clarets have conceded the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (16).
Burnley seem at their most dangerous in the opening 15 minutes where they have scored seven times, accounting for a league high proportion of 28% of their goals in that period.
Burnley have now gone six games without a Premier League win (W0 D2 L4).
Liverpool have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League matches (W10 D4 L1).
The Reds have kept five clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games.
All three of Jordan Henderson's Premier League goals this season have been assisted by Raheem Sterling.
Raheem Sterling has now assisted as many Premier League goals this season (7) as the previous three campaigns combined.

 

 
 
 

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