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Nic Ladds 18th Sep 2009 - 16:30

English Premier League Opta Facts - 19-20 September

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19 September

Burnley v Sunderland

  • Sunderland have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league meetings with Burnley.
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last eight trips to Turf Moor in all competitions, winning three and drawing five.
  • The Black Cats are unbeaten in their last 14 league games home and away against the Clarets.
  • Sunderland’s last six games have seen them alternate between wins and defeats.
  • Darren Bent has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts.
  • Burnley have either kept a clean sheet or failed to score in their five Premier League matches.

Arsenal v Wigan

  • The last three league games at the Emirates Stadium have ended with a 4-1 scoreline, as did the last meeting between Arsenal and Wigan (played at the DW Stadium).
  • Arsenal have won all six games in all competitions at home to Wigan.
  • Tomas Rosicky has scored in both his Premier League appearances against Wigan.
  • Wigan have won none of their 33 Premier League matches against 'The Big Four'.
  • Only four teams have conceded more goals than Arsenal (8).
  • Wigan have lost nine of their last 13 Premier League games.

Aston Villa v Portsmouth

  • Pompey have won none of their last 15 Premier League away matches and lost the last four in a row.
  • The south coast side have scored just one goal in their last seven Premier League road trips.
  • Pompey are unbeaten in their last three trips to Villa Park.
  • Emile Heskey scored in two games against Portsmouth last season – once for Wigan and once for Aston Villa, both were winners.
  • Pompey have equalled their worst ever run of defeats (six) and another loss in this game would set a new record for the club in the Premier League.
  • Pompey have failed to score in eight of their last 11 Premier League matches.

Bolton v Stoke

  • Ricardo Fuller scored in both games against Bolton last season.
  • Stoke have only won two out of 21 Premier League matches away from home.
  • All four of Bolton’s league games this season have been won by a single-goal margin.
  • Bolton have picked up just 21 points in 22 Premier League games in 2009.
  • Stoke have won none and lost six of their eight away games against teams from the north west in the Premier League.
  • Tony Pulis’ side have kept a joint-league-high three clean sheets (along with Man City) so far this season.

Hull v Birmingham

  • Hull City have only won one of their last nine league games against Birmingham, but that was the last time they met at the KC Stadium in February 2007.
  • Birmingham have lost 11 of their last 13 Premier League away matches and the last seven in a row.
  • The Tigers ended a run of 12 games without a win at the KC Stadium with a win last time out against Bolton.
  • There have been only six goals in Birmingham’s five league games this season and only one in the first half.
  • Hull have scored exactly one goal in each of their last five Premier League matches and no more than one in their last 19.
  • Birmingham have kept just two clean sheets in their last 24 Premier League matches.

West Ham v Liverpool

  • Liverpool have won six of their last seven Premier League away matches.
  • The Hammers have lost three of their last four home matches including a 0-3 defeat to Liverpool at the tail end of last season.
  • The Hammers have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches against Liverpool.
  • West Ham have won only one and lost 10 of the last 14 Premier League games with the Reds.
  • The Hammers have won just two of their last seven Premier League fixtures.
  • The Reds have scored 47 goals in their last 16 Premier league games and in that run no team has stopped them finding the net.

20 September

Man Utd v Man City

  • City have won only one of 12 Premier League trips to Old Trafford.
  • City have been winning 1-0 at half-time in all four of their Premier League matches so far this season.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five league matches, and has scored in three of his last six starts against the Citizens.
  • Man City were the last team to beat Man Utd on a Sunday in the Premier League – since then, United have won 11 and drawn three.
  • Since losing to City in February 2008, United have won 23, drawn two and lost just one of their 26 league games at Old Trafford. Before that defeat, United had won 12 home league games in a row, meaning they have taken 107 points from a possible 117.

Wolves v Fulham

  • Wolves have taken four points against Fulham in the Premier League – their joint-most against any opponent.
  • Wanderers have won five and lost none of the last six matches when Fulham have visited Molineux in all competitions.
  • Fulham have failed to score in 13 of their last 20 Premier League away games.
  • Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League home matches.
  • It has been 1-0 at half-time in all five of Wolves’ Premier League matches this season and in all four of Fulham’s games.
  • Wolves have kept just two clean sheets in their last 16 Premier League matches.

Everton v Blackburn

  • Only Man Utd (13) and Arsenal (8) have won more often at Goodison Park than Blackburn (7) in the Premier League era.
  • Everton have failed to score in three of the last four meetings with Blackburn in all competitions.
  • Everton have won eight and lost just two of their last 12 Premier League games at home.
  • Rovers have lost their last six league games in a row on the road.
  • Rovers have only won one of the last seven Premier League north west derbies away from home and lost the last four in a row. That win was at Goodison Park.
  • Everton have conceded more goals per game (2.5 per match) than any other side in the Premier League.

Chelsea v Tottenham

  • Spurs have not won three league games in a row away from home since December 2004.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League home games since losing to Arsenal in November 2008.
  • Spurs have failed to win any of their last 19 league visits to Chelsea.
  • The north London side have won just two of their 68 away games against 'The Big Four' and none of the last 63 since defeating Liverpool in August 1993.
  • Chelsea have already won three games from losing positions, recouping nine points.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored eight goals in 11 starts since returning to Spurs from Portsmouth.
  • Spurs have gone seven league games without a clean sheet.

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