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Stuart Dalgleish 30th Apr 2012 - 11:50

Premier League Opta Facts - 1-2 May

 

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.

 

Liverpool v Fulham

  • Liverpool have won only two of their last five Premier League encounters with Fulham.
  • But the Reds have never lost a Premier League game to the Whites at Anfield (W6 D4).
  • Fulham have failed to score in their last five Premier League games at Anfield. The last player to score for them there was Collins John in March 2006.
  • Liverpool have won only one of their last seven Premier League home games.
  • Fulham average 1.58 Premier League points away from home in May, compared to 0.76 overall.
  • Luis Suarez has scored five of Liverpool's last eight Premier League goals.
  • Two of Fulham's three Premier League away wins this season have come in the north-west.
  • Only five of Liverpool's 13 Premier League wins this season have come at Anfield.
  • In 2012, only Villa and Wolves have taken fewer Premier League points than Liverpool.
  • Fulham substitutes have contributed only one goal this season, fewer than any other side.

 

Stoke City v Everton

  • Stoke failed to win any of their first five Premier League games against Everton but have won the last two.
  • Robert Huth has scored two of Stoke's last four Premier League goals v Everton.
  • Everton are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games, the joint-best current run along with Chelsea.
  • Stoke have won only one of their last eight Premier League games.
  • Over the past eight matches, only Aston Villa (5) have scored fewer goals than Stoke (6).
  • Nikica Jelavic has scored two goals in each of his last three Premier League appearances.
  • If Jelavic scores two or more goals in this game he will be the first player in Premier League history to do so in four consecutive games.
  • Stoke are the lowest scoring team in the Premier League this season, with only 33 goals.
  • Everton have allowed their opponents fewer clear cut opportunities (40) than any other Premier League side this season.
  • Everton have scored four goals in each of their last three Premier League games - no team in Premier League history has scored exactly four goals in four consecutive games.
  • Only once has a Premier League team scored 4+ goals in four consecutive matches, Man Utd in March-April 2000.

 

Chelsea v Newcastle United

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against Newcastle United.
  • The Magpies have not won any of their 17 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge.
  • United's last league win at Chelsea was in November 1986 (3-1).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games, the joint-best current run along with Everton.
  • Fernando Torres has scored four goals in his last 91 minutes of football for Chelsea.
  • Newcastle have lost five of their last eight Premier League away games, conceding 19 goals in those five defeats.
  • Yohan Cabaye has assisted each of Papiss Cisse's last four Premier League goals.
  • Chelsea have had more shots from outside the box than any other Premier League side this season (211), but they have the lowest conversion rate (1.9%).
  • Chelsea have kept only one clean sheet in their last five league games.
  • Newcastle have taken just two points from their last seven Premier League games in London, and have conceded 12 goals in their last three games in the capital.

 

Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Tottenham have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three Premier League games at the Reebok Stadium, but have taken just one point from that spell.
  • The last three games between Bolton and Spurs in Lancashire have averaged five goals per match.
  • Bolton have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 Premier League games against Tottenham.
  • Tottenham have won only 18 of their 50 Premier League games in May.
  • Only Wolves have taken fewer home points than Bolton Wanderers in 2011-12.
  • Bolton have hit the woodwork less often than any other side this season, six times.
  • Bolton have seen their opponents shown fewer yellow cards than any other Premier League team this season (39).
  • Tottenham have fashioned more goal attempts from counter-attacks than any other Premier League team this season (32).
  • Tottenham have failed to score in their last four Premier League away games. They have never failed to score in five consecutive Premier League away games.
  • The last time Tottenham failed to score in 5+ consecutive league away games was in 1982-83 when they set a club record of eight road games without a goal, despite finishing fourth at the end of the season.
 
 
 

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