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Stuart Dalgleish 22nd Mar 2010 - 23:00

Premier League and FA Cup Opta Facts - 23-24 March

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.

West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves have won none of their last six visits to Upton Park and haven't won there since March 1978.
  • The Hammers have won four of their last five games against Wolves in all competitions.
  • West Ham have won the most penalties in the Premier League this season (8).
  • Wolves have won the fewest penalties (1).
  • Only Thomas Vermaelen (7) has scored more goals from defence than Jody Craddock this season (5).
  • No side from the current bottom 10 has taken more points away at these sides than Wolves (8).
  • Five of Wolves' last six goals have come in the first half, half of their total of 10 in this period for the season.

Aston Villa v Sunderland

  • Aston Villa have won their last three league meetings with the Black Cats, scoring twice in each win.
  • Sunderland have failed to score in both meetings with Villa this season (one in the league cup, one in the league).
  • Aston Villa are the only Premier League side unbeaten in 2010, though have drawn six of their nine matches.
  • Martin O'Neill's side have lost only one of their last 14 league games at Villa Park.
  • John Carew has scored seven goals in his last six appearances in all competitions.
  • The Black Cats have not won away from home in 13 games since their first match of the season.
  • None of the other 19 Premier League teams has scored more goals in the 1st 15 minutes of matches this season than Darren Bent (8).

Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City

  • The side playing at home has won the last seven encounters between Blackburn and Birmingham in all competitions.
  • Cameron Jerome has netted five goals in his last three league appearances against Rovers, including a brace in the last two.
  • Birmingham's last win at Blackburn came in January 1968, a run of 16 games without a victory at Ewood Park.
  • Rovers have lost just one of their last 14 games at home in the Premier League.
  • Four of Birmingham's last five away games has ended in defeat.
  • Rovers have won none of the six matches in which Ryan Nelsen hasn't featured.
  • Blackburn have won every game in which they have scored first at home this season.

Manchester City v Everton

  • Everton have won four of their last five matches against City.
  • None of the 12 Premier League meetings between the sides in Manchester have ended in a draw (7 wins for City, 5 for Everton).
  • The Toffees have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games against Roberto Mancini's side.
  • The Citizens are unbeaten at home in the league since 12th April 2009.
  • Roberto Mancini's men have conceded only one goal in their last five league games at Eastlands.
  • Had the Premier League started on January 1st, Everton would be third.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored four goals in his last four league appearances.

Portsmouth v Chelsea

  • Chelsea have won 15 of their last 16 meetings with Portsmouth in all competitions.
  • The South Coast side have managed just three goals in their last 14 games against the Pensioners (all comps).
  • Portsmouth's last league win over Chelsea dates back to Boxing Day 1957.
  • Nicolas Anelka has scored in five consecutive league appearances against Portsmouth in the Premier League.
  • 39% of Portsmouth's goals this season have come in the last 15 minutes of matches, a higher proportion than any other side.
  • Portsmouth have not won back-to-back Premier League matches since October 2008.
  • Avram Grant's men have found the net in each of their last 11 matches at Fratton Park in the league.


Tottenham v Fulham

  • Fulham have failed to score in their last four matches against Spurs.
  • These sides have been drawn together four times in the FA Cup, with Tottenham progressing on all four occasions.
  • This is the second consecutive season that Fulham have reached the FA Cup quarter finals; losing 4-0 at home to Manchester United in their last-eight match last term.
  • Spurs have lost three consecutive FA Cup quarter final ties, two of these coming against London clubs.
  • Three of the last four meetings between these two in all competitions have ended 0-0, with only two goals being scored in the other match.
  • Fulham have not won in six trips to White Hart Lane, scoring only once in the process. Their last victory there came in August 2003; 3-0 in the Premier League.



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