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Jon Riley 6th Nov 2012 - 10:11

Opta Facts - Europa League 8th November

Europa League Opta Facts - November 8th

Anzhi Makhachkala v Liverpool

  • Liverpool have lost just two of their last 14 European fixtures, although those two defeats have come in their last five games.
  • Away from Anfield, the Reds have only managed one victory in their last nine European fixtures, drawing four and losing four.
  • Liverpool have met Russian opposition on seven previous occasions in Europe (including their 1-0 home win over Anzhi last month), and have lost just two of those games, both in 1992, and winning four and drawing one (out of the last five games).
  • Russian sides have won just three of their last nine home games against English sides in European competition; losing five and drawing one.
  • Liverpool are the joint-top scorers in the competition so far, hitting eight in their three games.
  • Liverpool have benefited from a competition-high three goals from subs so far.
  • The Reds have attempted the most passes (1868) and posting the best passing accuracy rate (89.35%) in this season Europa League so far.
  • Brendan Rodgers' men are unbeaten in their last six away games in all competitions, winning four and drawing two.
  • Stewart Downing scored the winner when the two sides met last month at Anfield, with the winger's only two goals this season (in all competitions) for Liverpool both coming in the Europa League.

Club Brugge v Newcastle United

  • Newcastle have met Belgian opposition on seven previous occasions (including their 1-0 win over Brugge last month) and have won the last six in a row, only losing back in 1970 to Anderlecht in the Fairs Cup in Belgium.
  • Newcastle have suffered just one defeat in their last 13 European games, drawing two and winning the other 10.
  • The Belgians have only registered one victory in their last six European fixtures, losing four and drawing one.
  • The Magpies have also kept three clean sheet in their last three European fixtures.
  • Away from home, the Magpies have won just one of their last four games in European competition, drawing two and losing one.
  • Against English opposition, Brugge are without a win in five games, losing four and drawing one, with their last win coming against Chelsea (1-0) at home in February 1995.
  • Newcastle have won a joint-league low 23 fouls in the competition so far.
  • Only Bayer Leverkusen can match Newcastle's total of three clean sheets in three games so far.
  • Newcastle have attempted 222 long passes so far, more than any other side.

Tottenham Hotspur v Nk Maribor

  • Maribor have faced English opposition on three previous occasions in European competition, (including their 1-1 draw with Spurs last month), losing two and drawing one.
  • The Lilywhites have drawn each of their three Europa League games this season and have now won just one of their last six European games, losing two.
  • At White Hart Lane, Spurs have suffered just two defeats in their last 13 European fixtures, although those two losses have come in the last five games.
  • Spurs have seen their shots cleared off the line by the opposition on three occasions so far in the competition, more than any other side.
  • Maribor players have succeeded with just 21.15% of their dribbles so far, a league-low figure.
  • Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, losing three and drawing one.
  • Maribor have won just two of their last six games in all competitions, losing three and drawing one.
  • The Slovenians have lost each of their last five away games in European competitions and have only ever enjoyed one victory in their 15 games on the road in Europe (1-0 vs Dinamo Kiev in 1999).

 

 

 

 
 
 

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