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Andrew Tibot 10th Feb 2016 - 11:10

Premier League Opta Facts - 13-14 Feb

 

 

Sunderland v Manchester United

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (12:45)

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Sunderland goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 29

2

6

21

16

56

At home: 14

1

4

9

10

23

Average Goals scored per Game

2.48

 

 

o    Sunderland have failed to score in eight of the last 12 Barclays Premier League matches against Manchester United and only once in each of the other four encounters.

o    The Red Devils have won 21 and lost just two of their 29 Premier League games against the Black Cats.

o    Sunderland have never beaten Manchester United in the league at the Stadium of Light (D4 L9).

o    Wayne Rooney has been involved in as many Premier League goals in six games in 2016 (five goals, three assists), as he had in 33 games in 2015 (six goals, two assists).

o    Sunderland are on the longest current run without a clean sheet in the Premier League (11 games).

o    The Red Devils have collected just six points from their last six Premier League away games (W1 D3 L2).

o    Sunderland have won just six of their previous 49 Premier League games in the month of February and have the worst points per game ratio in this month of all current Premier League clubs (0.63).

o    Manchester United have the best points per game record in the history of the Premier League in the month of February (2.26) and have lost just nine of their 85 games in the month.

o    Only Sergio Aguero (7) has scored more Premier League goals in 2016 so far than Jermain Defoe (6) and Wayne Rooney (5).

o    Marouane Fellaini could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match and would be only the second Belgian to reach this landmark in the competition after Vincent Kompany.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Manchester United

Last five games

DLDLW

DWLWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

454

153

122

179

539

624

-85

581

1.28

Louis van Gaal

63

31

18

14

94

59

35

111

1.76

 

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (15:00)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Bournemouth goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 1

0

0

1

1

2

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

3.00

 

 

o    None of the last 12 meetings between Stoke and Bournemouth in all competitions has ended as an away win (10 home wins, two draws).

o    Stoke earned their first Premier League win of the season in the reverse fixture in September, beating Eddie Howe's men 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.

o    Bournemouth have won just three of their 12 Premier League games at home this season (D4 L5) - they have won more often away from home in 2015-16 (4).

o    Stoke have lost their last three Premier League games - they haven't lost four in a row in the Premier League since February 2012.

o    The Potters are without a goal in their last four successive Premier League games and haven't scored in the competition for six hours and 12 minutes now.

o    The last time that Stoke failed to score in five successive top-flight league games was March 1985 (eight games).

o    Jack Butland has been forced into making a league-high 88 saves in the Premier League this season.

o    Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top scorer in the Premier League this season (5), yet hasn't played since the end of September.

o    Eddie Howe's side have scored a league-high tally (8) and proportion (28%) of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.

o    The Cherries' Dan Gosling has averaged a league-high 13.0kms per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Stoke City

Last five games

LWDWL

LLLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

25

7

7

11

29

41

-12

28

1.12

Mark Hughes

371

134

100

137

471

478

-7

502

1.35

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v Watford

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (15:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Watford wins

Crystal Palace goals

Watford goals

Overall: 1

1

0

0

1

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

1.00

 

 

o    Crystal Palace have won seven and lost just one of the last 10 meetings with Watford in all competitions.

o    The Eagles have scored the opening goal of the game from a penalty in three of the last four meetings between the two sides.

o    Only Jamie Vardy (8) has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game more often than Odion Ighalo (6) this season.

o    Referee Rob Madley has awarded a league-high 10 penalties in the 17 Premier League matches that he has taken charge of in 2015-16.

o    Wilfried Zaha is the only player to be booked more than once for simulation in the Premier League this season (2).

o    Watford (7) and Crystal Palace (9) have conceded the fewest goals in the first half of Premier League games this season.

o    Only Southampton (454) have fired in more crosses from open play than Crystal Palace (436) this season in the Premier League.

o    Watford have allowed their opponents to make a league-high 480 crosses from open play this season, while they have attempted the 19th fewest themselves (300).

o    The Hornets have caught their opponents offside the most in the Premier League this season (84), while Palace have caught their opponents offside a league-low 30 times.

o    Palace have scored a league-high eight goals from defenders this season, but have the lowest tally of goals from strikers (1).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Watford

Last five games

DLLLL

LDWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

272

102

56

114

334

395

-61

362

1.33

Quique Sánchez Flores

25

9

6

10

27

27

0

33

1.32

 

 

 

 

Everton v West Bromwich Albion

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (15:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

West Bromwich Albion wins

Everton goals

West Bromwich Albion goals

Overall: 19

10

4

5

23

21

At home: 9

5

3

1

12

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.32

 

 

o    Everton have won five and lost just one of their last nine Premier League games against the Baggies.

o    Everton scored three goals from just four shots on target when they beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns earlier this season.

o    Romelu Lukaku scored 17 goals in 35 Barclays Premier League appearances for West Brom in 2012-13.

o    The Belgian has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances against his former team.

o    Arouna Kone has averaged a goal every 76 minutes in the Premier League against West Brom (three goals in 227 mins).

o    Everton have conceded 22 goals at Goodison Park this season - the only team in the top five European Leagues to have conceded this many at home this season are Serie A club Frosinone.

o    West Bromwich Albion have scored just one goal in the opening 15 minutes in their last 30 Premier League matches.

o    Joel Robles has kept a clean sheet in his last five consecutive Premier League games for Everton.

o    West Bromwich Albion have played the highest proportion of their passes long (21.7%) in the Premier League this season.

o    No side has scored more first half goals in the Premier League this season than Everton (23 - level with Spurs).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

WWLDD

LDDLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

253

79

74

100

321

398

-77

311

1.23

Tony Pulis

259

81

75

103

256

330

-74

318

1.23

 

 

 

 

Norwich City v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (15:00)

Carrow Road, Norwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Norwich City goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 9

2

5

2

12

12

At home: 4

2

2

0

4

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.67

 

o    None of the last 13 league meetings between West Ham and Norwich have ended with an away win (six home wins, seven draws).

o    West Ham have won none of their last 16 league visits to Carrow Road (D7 L9).

o    Robbie Brady has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against West Ham.

o    There has been a 90th minute goal in all of the last four Premier League games between the Canaries and the Hammers.

o    Wes Hoolahan has been substituted off in 16 of his 18 Premier League starts this season; more often than any other player.

o    Norwich City have conceded the first goal of the game on 18 occasions in the Premier League this season; a league-high.

o    Norwich City have only made 395 touches in the opposition box this season (16 per game) - a league-low.

o    West Ham players have made a league-high 10 errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season.

o    Dimitri Payet has created 66 goalscoring chances for West Ham United in the Premier League this season, more than double the tally of any other Hammers' player.

o    Of goalkeepers to have played more than five games in the Premier League this season, two of the three to have the worst saves to shots ratio play for Norwich - Declan Rudd (59.7%) and John Ruddy (60.3%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

West Ham United

Last five games

LLLLL

LWDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

25

6

5

14

28

48

-20

23

0.92

Slaven Bilic

25

10

9

6

38

29

9

39

1.56

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Southampton

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (15:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Swansea City goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 7

1

2

4

3

8

At home: 3

0

1

2

0

2

Average Goals scored per Game

1.57

 

o    Southampton have won four and lost just one of the seven Barclays Premier League games against Swansea City.

o    Swansea have failed to score in all three Premier League meetings with Southampton at Liberty Stadium.

o    The Welsh side have scored just three goals in the seven Premier League encounters with Southampton in total and none during the first half.

o    Swansea have scored just two goals in the last six meetings with Saints, both being netted in the 83rd minute.

o    Swansea City have scored a league-low 10 goals in the second half of Premier League matches this season.

o    Southampton have scored a league-high 10 headed goals in the Premier League this season.

o    Five of the 13 goals scored from direct free-kicks in the Premier League this season have been in matches involving Swansea City (38%).

o    Fraser Forster has kept five Premier League clean sheets in a row in 2015/16 since coming back from injury and he has saved all 14 of the shots he's faced in the competition this season.

o    Forster's clean sheet percentage is the best of any goalkeeper with 30 or more Premier League appearances (51.4%), with 18 clean sheets from his 35 games.

o    Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances for Swansea, the same number as he managed in his previous 33 apps in the competition.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Southampton

Last five games

DDWWL

WDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Francesco Guidolin

3

1

2

0

4

3

1

5

1.67

Ronald Koeman

63

28

13

22

87

57

30

97

1.54

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Newcastle United

 

 

Saturday 13 February 2016 (17:30)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Chelsea goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 43

20

12

11

62

39

At home: 21

14

6

1

38

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.35

 

o    Newcastle United have taken more points off Chelsea (13) than any other team in the last five seasons.

o    In the last 11 meetings between Chelsea and Newcastle United, the Blues have failed to win if they didn't keep a clean sheet (D3 L4).

o    Papiss Demba Cisse has scored four goals in five Premier League appearances against Chelsea.

o    Chelsea have conceded only one goal in the opening 15 minutes of their last 52 Premier League matches.

o    Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, after netting just three in his previous 14 this season.

o    Guus Hiddink has still only lost one of his 21 matches as a Premier League manager (W13 D7 L1) and is unbeaten in his last 16.

o    Chelsea haven't won any of the four Premier League games that Kurt Zouma hasn't started in this season (W0 D2 L2) and have conceded 10 goals in these matches.

o    The Blues are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League - nine games (W3 D6 L0).

o    Newcastle have only won back-to-back Premier League games on one occasion since November 29th 2014 (this was a two-game winning run in December 2015).

o    Steve McClaren has collected just one win and seven points in 11 Premier League games as a manager against Chelsea (W1 D4 L6) - this was a 3-0 home win for Middlesbrough in February 2006.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Newcastle United

Last five games

DDWDD

WLLWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Guus Hiddink

21

13

7

1

36

17

19

46

2.19

Steve McClaren

215

70

56

89

254

291

-37

266

1.24

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Leicester City

 

 

Sunday 14 February 2016 (12:00)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Arsenal goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 19

12

6

1

46

17

At home: 9

8

1

0

26

6

Average Goals scored per Game

3.32

 

o    Alexis Sanchez has scored four goals in his three Barclays Premier League games against Leicester City.

o    Theo Walcott has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Leicester City.

o    The Gunners have won 12 and lost none of the last 18 Premier League matches against the Foxes.

o    Arsenal have won their last eight home Premier League meetings with Leicester City.

o    Three of the four players to have had a hand in 20+ goals in the Premier League this season will play in this match - Riyad Mahrez (24), Jamie Vardy (21) and Mesut Ozil (20).

o    Only Barcelona (10) have won more penalties in the top five European Leagues this season than Leicester City (9).

o    Only WBA (21.7%) have played a higher proportion of their passes long than Leicester City (20.9%) in the Premier League this season, while Arsenal have played the lowest proportion long (9.3%).

o    The Gunners have scored a league-low 32.1% of their clear-cut chances in the Premier League in 2015-16.

o    Leicester City have named an unchanged starting XI in their last five Premier League games - the last team to name the same starting XI in six successive PL matches was Arsenal in May 2015.

o    On the last 11 occasions that Arsenal have faced a team that was top of the Premier League, they have won just once (D4 L6) and scored only four goals (conceding 18).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Leicester City

Last five games

WDLDD

WWWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

739

428

182

129

1384

698

686

1466

1.98

Claudio Ranieri

171

91

45

35

309

169

140

318

1.86

 

 

 

 

Aston Villa v Liverpool

 

 

Sunday 14 February 2016 (14:05)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Aston Villa goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 47

12

10

25

46

76

At home: 23

6

5

12

18

29

Average Goals scored per Game

2.60

 

o    The Reds have won four of the last six Premier League meetings with Aston Villa and all of their last four visits to Villa Park.

o    In fact, Liverpool have won 11 and lost just one of their last 17 Premier League visits to Villa Park.

o    Christian Benteke scored five goals in six appearances in all competitions against Liverpool for Aston Villa before moving to Merseyside this summer.

o    Benteke is two goals away from netting 50 in the Premier League (currently 48), but hasn't scored in his five league appearances since scoring the winner against Sunderland in December.

o    Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in three Barclays Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Aston Villa.

o    Since joining the club on January 2nd 2013, Daniel Sturridge has only played one more game (60) than he's missed (59) for Liverpool in the Premier League.

o    Liverpool have been leading at half-time in just three of their 25 Premier League games this season; a joint-league-low alongside Sunderland.

o    Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games at Villa Park (W2 D2 L0) - they haven't gone five unbeaten at home in the competition since January 1st 2015.

o    The Reds have conceded a joint-league-high eight goals from corners this season in the Premier League - two more than they conceded in the whole of 2014-15 (6).

o    A league-high 70% (14 of 20) of Aston Villa's goals in the Premier League this season have come in the second-half.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Liverpool

Last five games

WLDDW

DLWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

14

2

6

6

10

20

-10

12

0.86

Jürgen Klopp

17

6

5

6

24

26

-2

23

1.35

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Sunday 14 February 2016 (16:15)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Manchester City goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 37

11

5

21

51

53

At home: 18

7

2

9

28

23

Average Goals scored per Game

2.81

 

o    The last nine Premier League games between these two sides have seen 41 goals scored.

o    Man City have won eight and lost two of the last 10 Premier League meetings with Spurs, including victories in the last five in a row at the Etihad Stadium.

o    Manchester City have not beaten any side currently in the top six of the Premier League table this season (W0 D3 L4).

o    Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in eight Barclays Premier League appearances against Tottenham Hotspur.

o    Aguero has scored the most goals from outside the box this season in the Premier League (4) despite only hitting the target seven times from long range.

o    Aguero's minutes per goal rate of one every 108.2 minutes is the best of any player with at least five goals scored in Premier League history.

o    Manchester City have scored the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season (23%).

o    Tottenham have conceded a league-low one goal from outside the box in the Premier League in 2015-16.

o    Mauricio Pochettino has defeated a Manuel Pellegrini side just once in 12 meetings between the two in the Premier League or La Liga (W1 D2 L9).

o    Dele Alli has had a hand in 11 goals in his last 14 Premier League games for Spurs (six goals, five assists).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

LWDWD

WWWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

101

65

17

19

232

101

131

212

2.10

Mauricio Pochettino

117

51

34

32

176

138

38

187

1.60

 

 
 
 

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