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Michael Taylor 29th Apr 2010 - 11:03

Premier League Opta Facts - 1-3 May

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Birmingham City v Burnley

  • The last 11 meetings between Burnley and Birmingham in all competitions have ended as draws or wins by a one-goal margin.
  • Burnley are unbeaten in the last four league meetings with the Blues, winning two of those four matches.
  • The Clarets have only won one and drawn one of their 18 Premier League away games.
  • Burnley have failed to keep a clean sheet on the road in the top flight this season.
  • Birmingham are unbeaten in their last 14 games at St Andrews but the last four in a row have ended as draws.
  • Burnley have already conceded 50 goals away from home, more than any team in a 38-game Premier League season.
  • Birmingham have drawn more home games than any other side this season, nine.

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Manchester City v Aston Villa

  • John Carew has scored three goals in five Premier League starts against Man City.
  • Aston Villa have only won two of the last 14 Premier League meetings with Man City.
  • Villa have only scored more than once in two of the last 15 Premier League meetings with City.
  • The Citizens have only failed to score once against Villa in the last 14 Premier League games.
  • City have beaten Villa 12 times in the Premier League, more than any other opponent in the competition's history.
  • Villa have won four of their last five Premier League away games.
  • Manchester City have averaged only 0.96 points per game in the Premier League in May.

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Portsmouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves have failed to score in their last four league games against Portsmouth.
  • There have been just four goals scored in the last five league games between these sides and only two in the last four.
  • Portsmouth have only won one of their last nine matches at Fratton Park.
  • Wolves have failed to score in their last two Premier League away games.
  • Wolves have taken only three points fewer than Liverpool away from home this season.
  • Wolves have not scored a first half goal in any of their last five games.

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Stoke City v Everton

  • Everton have won eight and lost none of their last 10 matches in all competitions against Stoke.
  • Everton are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away matches.
  • Tim Cahill has scored seven headed goals, a league high.
  • Everton would be one point behind Manchester United and level with Chelsea if the season had started on January 1.
  • Stoke have won three, drawn three and lost three of their home league games in 2010.
  • The Potters have conceded as many goals in their last two league games (9) as in the previous 12.
  • Everton have scored at least two goals in eight of their last nine league games.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers

  • Kevin Davies has scored four goals in his last three appearances against Spurs in all competitions.
  • Four of the last seven meetings between these two teams have ended in a draw.
  • Spurs have won four of their last five home games against Bolton, drawing the other.
  • Kevin Davies has scored six goals against Spurs in the Premier League - only against Aston Villa and West Ham has he been more prolific.
  • Bolton have failed to score in seven of their last nine Premier League away matches.
  • Spurs have conceded nine penalties in the Premier League this season, a joint-high.
  • Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight league games.

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Liverpool v Chelsea

  • Chelsea have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League matches against Liverpool.
  • Fernando Torres has scored four goals in four home games in all competitions against Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have lost 11 games away at Anfield, more than at any other away ground in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have won nine and lost none of their last 10 Premier League games at Anfield.
  • There have been six goals scored between the 89th minute and the end of the match in the last nine games between Liverpool and Chelsea in all competitions.
  • Chelsea are only the second team since the Second World War to score seven or more goals in a league game three times in the same season.
  • Chelsea need four goals to equal Manchester United's Premier League record of 97 goals in a single season.

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Fulham v West Ham United

  • Fulham have won none of their last 11 Premier League London derbies.
  • Fulham have won none and lost five of their six home Premier League games against the Hammers.
  • Fulham won the first Premier League meeting against West Ham, but have won none of the subsequent 12 games.
  • West Ham have won none of their last six Premier League London derbies away from home and have lost the last four in a row.
  • Carlton Cole has scored in his last three Premier League appearances against Fulham.
  • There have been five red cards in the last seven Premier League meetings between Fulham and West Ham.
  • West Ham have not conceded a goal away from home and won since December 2008.

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Sunderland v Manchester United

  • United have won 11 and drawn four of the last 15 league meetings with Sunderland since the Black Cats last won against Sir Alex Ferguson's side in March 1997.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has won 10 and drawn three of the 13 meetings with former skipper Steve Bruce as opposing coaches.
  • Darren Bent has opened the scoring in each of his last two Premier League appearances against the Red Devils.
  • United have won five and lost none of their last seven trips to Wearside against Sunderland.
  • Man Utd have kept four clean sheets in a row away from home in the top flight.
  • Sunderland have only lost one of their last 17 Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light.
  • Manchester United have won 13 and lost just one of the last 16 Premier League visits to the north-east clubs.

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Wigan Athletic v Hull City

  • Wigan have won three of the last four meetings with Hull in all competitions, including a 4-1 win at the DW Stadium in this season's FA Cup.
  • Wigan have won three and lost just one of their last five Premier League home matches.
  • Hull have lost 17 and won none of their last 23 Premier League away matches.
  • Hull are the only side to have played more than two Premier League games in May and not won.
  • Hull have failed to score in six of their last eight away games.

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Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal

  • Robin van Persie has scored nine goals in eight appearances in all competitions against Rovers.
  • Paul Robinson has conceded 47 Premier League goals in his last 15 league games against Arsenal.
  • The Gunners have dropped 12 points from winning positions away from home this season, more than any other team except Wigan (13).
  • David Dunn has scored four goals against Arsenal, the joint-most against any opponent in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal have won the last three league meetings with Blackburn by a four-goal margin.
  • Arsenal have claimed just one point from their last three Premier League away games.
  • Blackburn have not lost back to back home Premier League matches since Sam Allardyce took over.

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