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Nic Ladds 25th Mar 2010 - 16:24

Premier League Opta Facts - 27 - 29 March

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Premier League Opta Facts 27-29 March

Birmingham City v Arsenal

  • Arsenal have scored 497 goals away from home in the Premier League.
  • Birmingham are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games at St Andrews.
  • The Blues have only won one of their 11 Premier League meetings with Arsenal.
  • The last time the two sides met at St Andrews, Martin Taylor was sent off for a challenge that broke Eduardo's leg, the Blues scored first, Theo Walcott scored two in reply, but the match ended 2-2 thanks to a last-minute penalty from James McFadden.
  • Lee Bowyer has scored four of Birmingham's six Premier League goals against London clubs this season.
  • Bowyer has picked up more cards against Arsenal than any other opponent - six yellows and one red.
  • Arsenal have won their last six Premier League matches, their best run since October 2007 when they won seven on the trot.
  • Cesc Fabregas has scored in his last four Premier League matches.
  • There have been five penalties in the last four Premier League matches involving Arsenal and three in the last five meetings between Arsenal and Birmingham.
  • Only Portsmouth and Burnley (8) have conceded more penalties this season than Arsenal (7).

Chelsea v Aston Villa

  • Chelsea have won only two of their last eight Premier League meetings with Aston Villa, both those two wins came last season.
  • Nicolas Anelka has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts against Aston Villa.
  • Chelsea have scored at least twice in all but one of their last 17 games at Stamford Bridge.
  • The Blues are unbeaten in seven league games at home to the Villans.
  • Martin O'Neill's side have kept five clean sheets in their last seven away games in the Premier League.
  • Didier Drogba has scored in his last three league appearances, bagging a total of five goals.
  • Chelsea have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (13), whilst Aston Villa have conceded the fewest (2).
  • Chelsea have scored 33 first-half goals this season, more than any other side in the top flight.
  • The Pensioners have come from behind to claim 15 points after conceding first in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
  • Villa have scored 11 goals from corners this season, more than any other side.

Hull City v Fulham

  • Three of the last five meetings in all competitions between Hull and Fulham on Humberside have ended as draws with one win apiece.
  • Fulham have won none of their last 14 Premier League away matches, since their first game of the season at Portsmouth.
  • The Tigers are on a run of five straight defeats in the Premier League.
  • Hull have conceded a goal in the last five minutes of each of their last four league games.
  • Iain Dowie's side have lost only two of their last 11 games at the KC Stadium, against Arsenal and Manchester United.
  • City have won none of their nine games against sides from London this season, losing six and drawing three - last season they won five of 10.
  • Fulham have failed to find the net in their last five league away matches.
  • Hull have conceded six own goals this season: twice as many as any other side.
  • The Tigers have won 24% of games in which Seyi Olofinjana has played this season, compared to 8% without him.
  • Hull have only scored 12 second half goals this season, fewer than any other side.

Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth

  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last 10 games against Portsmouth in the Premier League.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored in each of the last three clashes between the sides, once for Portsmouth and twice for Spurs.
  • Tottenham have won five of their six Premier League games against Portsmouth at White Hart Lane, though the last match ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Harry Redknapp's side has won each of their last four league matches.
  • Manchester United are the only side to have scored more than once against Spurs in their last 32 matches at White Hart Lane.
  • Pompey have claimed only two wins from their last 28 away games in the Premier League.
  • Avram Grant's men have not kept a clean sheet in 13 Premier League games, conceding 32 goals in this run.
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko has bagged nine goals in his last eight appearances for Tottenham in all competitions.
  • Portsmouth have lost six of their seven games without Jamie O'Hara this season, drawing the other.
  • Pompey have received more yellow cards (64) than any other side this season.


West Ham United v Stoke City

  • West Ham have won five of their last six meetings with the Potters in all competitions.
  • James Beattie has hit seven goals against West Ham in the Premier League, his joint-most against any side.
  • Stoke have scored only two goals in their last five matches at Upton Park.
  • The Hammers are on a run of five straight defeats in the league.
  • During this period they have conceded 14 goals, an average of 2.8 per game.
  • Stoke have lost only one of their seven games away at sides currently in the bottom 10 of the Premier League this season (five draws).
  • Tony Pulis' side are unbeaten in their last four games on the road in the Premier League.
  • Stoke have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven games.
  • West Ham have come back to claim just one point in league games this season when they have conceded first.
  • Stoke have conceded only 11 first half goals in the league this season, no side has conceded fewer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

  • Wolves are the only team in the Premier League this season to have taken fewer points at home (15) than on the road (16).
  • Everton have won their last seven games at home in the Premier League, but just two of the last 10 on the road.
  • Wolves have claimed all three points in only one of their last six games at home, losing four.
  • Mick McCarthy's men have scored just one goal in their last 583 minutes of football at Molineux.
  • The Toffees have failed to score in four of their last six trips to play at Wolves.
  • Mikel Arteta has hit four goals in his last four league appearances.
  • Only St Andrews (25) has seen fewer goals than Molineux (30) this season.
  • Seven of Wolves' goals this season have come from indirect free kicks, the joint-most in the top flight.
  • Everton have claimed the joint-most points in the Premier League in 2010 (26, level with Manchester United and Arsenal).
  • The Toffees have been fouled on more occasions than any other side this season (452).

Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United

  • The Red Devils have won nine of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Bolton.
  • United have only lost one of their 10 Premier League games at the Reebok Arena.
  • Bolton are the only team in the Premier League who have not taken a single point off a team from the "Big Four" this season.
  • The Trotters have kept four consecutive clean sheets at the Reebok Arena, having not kept one in their previous 12 league games there.
  • In their last 11 league games, Bolton have either failed to score (seven times), or scored and won (four times).
  • United have won eight of their last 10 league games.
  • In the 23 matches Wayne Rooney has played in since November 21st, Man United have won the 16 games in which he has scored, but none of seven when he hasn't.
  • Rooney has scored 17 goals in his last 13 appearances in all competitions.
  • United have dropped the fewest points after scoring first in the Premier League this season (3), whilst Bolton have come back to claim the joint-fewest (1) after conceding first.
  • The Trotters have scored the joint-most goals from set pieces in the Premier League this season (21), though United have conceded the fewest in this way (7).


Burnley v Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn have won their last five league meetings with Burnley.
  • Burnley have failed to score on the last three occasions that they have hosted Rovers at Turf Moor in all competitions.
  • Blackburn have won just one of their last 20 away matches.
  • In this period Sam Allardyce's side have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per game.
  • The Clarets have lost 10 of their last 12 league matches.
  • Brian Laws' side have not kept a clean sheet in 20 Premier League matches since October.
  • Burnley have scored in each of their 15 Premier League home games.
  • Rovers have conceded more goals to shots from outside the box than any Premier League side this season (9).
  • Only Arsenal's defenders (10) have provided more goals than Blackburn's (9) in the Premier League this season.
  • Burnley have scored just seven goals from set pieces this season, fewer than any other side.

Liverpool v Sunderland

  • Sunderland's 1-0 win at home to the Reds earlier this season ended a run of six straight defeats to the Merseyside outfit.
  • The Black Cats have failed to score on their last five trips to Anfield.
  • Darren Bent has scored in five of his six appearances against "Big Four" sides this season.
  • Fernando Torres has scored five goals in his last three appearances for Liverpool in all competitions.
  • Rafa Benítez's men have won their last seven games at home.
  • Fraizer Campbell has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances.
  • Steve Bruce's men have lost just one of their last nine games in the Premier League.
  • However Sunderland have picked up only one win from their last 25 away trips in the league.
  • Liverpool have won each of the five games that Alberto Aquilani has started in the league this season, conceding only one goal.
  • The Merseysiders have hit the woodwork 14 times this season, more than any other side.

Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

  • The Citizens have won just one of their nine clashes with Wigan in the Premier League.
  • Mark Hughes' side have scored just four goals in their last eight games against the Latics.
  • The four Premier League meetings between these sides at Manchester have produced just three goals in total.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored four goals in his last five league appearances.
  • Jason Scotland has had 34 shots without scoring in the Premier League this season, no player has had more.
  • Wigan have scored just six goals in their last 11 league games.
  • The Latics have conceded more second half goals than any other Premier League side this season (41).
  • The Citizens have failed to score in their last two games at the City of Manchester Stadium, this after a run of 22 games in which they did not fail to find the back of the net.
  • Man City have had the highest shooting accuracy in the Premier League this season (49%).
  • Wigan have scored with just one of every 11.5 efforts on goal this season, a lower proportion than any other side.

 

 

 
 
 

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