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Rupert Wyman 11th Nov 2010 - 14:33

Premier League Opta Facts - 13-14 November

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Aston Villa v Manchester United

  • Aston Villa have won just one of the last 29 Premier League meetings with Manchester United.
  • Villa have won none of the last 14 Premier League games against Manchester United at Villa Park, but have drawn the last two.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored four of the six goals that Villa have scored against Manchester United in the last 10 meetings with the Red Devils.
  • The Red Devils have lost only one of their last 42 Premier League matches in the midlands since 1998: 0-1 at Wolves in January 2004.
  • Aston Villa have lost only one of their last 15 Premier League home matches.
  • 69% of the goals Villa have scored have been netted in the first half, the highest proportion in the top division.

Manchester City v Birmingham City

  • Manchester City have drawn one and won five of their six Premier League home games against Birmingham.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in four Premier League appearances against Birmingham.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored three goals in four Premier League games against Birmingham.
  • Birmingham have won only one of their last 10 Premier League matches.
  • The Midlanders have lost eight and won none of their last 11 Premier League away matches.
  • Alex McLeish's team have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League away games and they have conceded more than one goal in 12 of those matches.
  • The Blues have only failed to score in two of their last 13 Premier League matches on the road.

Newcastle United v Fulham

  • Newcastle have won one and lost three of their last five matches against Fulham at St James Park.
  • Fulham have not won any of their last 24 Premier League away matches.
  • Fulham have kept a clean sheet on their last three trips to the North East in the Premier League.
  • However the Whites have only scored one goal in total in their last six league games in this part of the country.
  • Newcastle have only kept a clean sheet in one of their last eight league matches at St James Park.
  • Newcastle have picked up 27 yellow cards, more than any other side in the top division.
  • 62% of the goals Fulham have conceded have come in the first half, the highest proportion in the top flight.

Stoke City v Liverpool

  • Three of the four Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Stoke have ended as draws.
  • The Potters have only scored one goal in the four Premier League matches against Liverpool.
  • Stoke have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League matches.
  • Tony Pulis' side haven't won back to back Premier League home games since August 2009.
  • The Potters have conceded exactly two goals in four of their last five Premier League games.
  • The Reds have won only four of their last 22 Premier League games on the road.
  • 85% of the goals Stoke have scored have come in the second half, the highest proportion in the top flight.

Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games at White Hart Lane.
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko has scored three goals in his two Premier League matches against Blackburn.
  • Spurs have gone four games without a win in the Premier League, their longest run since January 2009.
  • Harry Redknapp's team have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League matches.
  • Five of Spurs' last six home defeats have all been by a 0-1 scoreline, including the last three in a row.
  • Rafael van der Vaart has scored in all six of his appearances at White Hart Lane in all competitions.
  • Blackburn have committed the most fouls in the top flight (176) while Spurs have conceded the fewest (130)

West Ham United v Blackpool

  • The Hammers are unbeaten in 16 meetings with Blackpool at home in all competitions since losing 2-1 in the old Division Two back in April 1934.
  • Ian Holloway's side have allowed their opponents 81 shots on target against them, more than any other team.
  • West Ham have the joint-worst home record in the Premier League this term, with five points and a goal difference of -4, just ahead of Blackpool with five points and a goal difference of -1.
  • West Ham have made their worst ever start to a Premier League season, being two points worse off than their previous low set last season.
  • The Hammers have won only one of their last seven Premier League matches at Upton Park.

Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion

  • In the last four league seasons where Wigan and West Brom have met, either both sides have won their home games or both sides have won away.
  • Four of the five league meetings between these two sides in Wigan have ended 1-0.
  • West Brom have only won one of their last 22 Premier League away games.
  • Wigan have only won one of their last eight Premier League matches at the DW Stadium.
  • The Latics have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine Premier League home matches.
  • This is West Brom's best ever start to a Premier League game by five points, ahead of season 2008-09.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bolton Wanderers

  • Bolton have won five of the last seven league meetings with Wolves.
  • Bolton have found the net in seven of their last eight games at Molineux in all competitions.
  • Both of Johan Elmander's away goals for Bolton in the league last season came in the Midlands: one at Wolves and one at Aston Villa, though the Trotters lost both games.
  • Bolton are the first team ever to draw four consecutive matches by a 1-1 scoreline away from home.
  • Four of Bolton's goals have been netted by substitutes, a joint-league high along with Chelsea.
  • Bolton have drawn seven matches so far, a joint-league high along with Sunderland and Fulham.

Chelsea v Sunderland

  • Chelsea will set a new Premier League record of 12 consecutive wins by one team against a single opponent if they beat Sunderland.
  • The Blues have scored 18 goals in their last four Premier League games against the Black Cats.
  • Nicolas Anelka has scored six goals in three games for Chelsea against Sunderland.
  • The Pensioners have not conceded a goal in the last 871 minutes of Premier League football at Stamford Bridge.
  • Sunderland have only won one of their last 24 Premier League away matches, but have drawn four of the last five.
  • The Black Cats have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League matches.
  • Sunderland have failed to score on eight of their last 10 trips to London in the top flight.

Everton v Arsenal

  • Everton haven't won any of the last six Premier League meetings with Arsenal, winning only two points during this run.
  • Robin van Persie has scored four goals in six appearances against Everton in the Premier League.
  • Everton have only scored 15 goals in 18 Premier League home games against Arsenal.
  • Before this weekend's matches, Arsenal had picked up more points (11) away from home than any other side in the Premier League.
  • Everton have only lost one of their last 18 Premier League matches at Goodison Park.
  • Chelsea are the only team to stop Arsenal scoring away from home in the last 12 Premier League away games for the Gunners.
  • Arsenal haven't kept three consecutive clean sheets away from home in the Premier League since May 2005.
 
 
 

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