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Andrew Tibot 14th Jan 2016 - 10:24

Premier League Opta Facts - 16-18 Jan

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (12:45)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 29

19

5

5

53

29

At home: 14

12

1

1

31

11

Average Goals scored per Game

2.83

 

  • Tottenham Hotspur have won eight and lost none of their last 11 Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • The scores have been level at half time in 10 of those 11 matches, with Sunderland ahead in the other.
  • Christian Eriksen has scored in all three of his Premier League games against the Black Cats.
  • Sam Allardyce won seven of his 12 Premier League games against Spurs while Bolton manager but has won just four of 11 with other clubs.
  • There have been three goals scored in the opening five minutes of the last three Premier League meetings between Sunderland and Spurs.
  • There have been six goals netted in the final 10 minutes of the last six matches between Tottenham and the Black Cats.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last seven Premier League trips to London (W1 D1 L5).
  • After being unbeaten in their first eight home league games this season (W4 D4 L0), Spurs have lost two of their last three games at White Hart Lane (W1 D0 L2).
  • Jermain Defoe has scored five times in his last two Premier League games, as many as he did in previous 22 appearances in the competition.
  • Former Spurs' striker Defoe last scored in three consecutive Premier League games in March 2008 while at Portsmouth (a run of five games in total).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Sunderland

Last five games

LDWWW

WWLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

113

47

34

32

165

136

29

175

1.55

Sam Allardyce

450

153

120

177

535

616

-81

579

1.29

 

 



Bournemouth v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (15:00)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Bournemouth goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 1

0

0

1

1

3

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

4.00

 

  • Norwich City are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions (W3 D3).
  • Norwich have won their last two away trips (in all competitions) to Bournemouth by a 2-1 scoreline after conceding the first goal.
  • Bournemouth are claimed just one point when trailing in the Premier League this season, a league-low.
  • Norwich City are the only Premier League side yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in 2015/16.
  • No team has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season than the Cherries (six goals, level with Stoke City).
  • Alex Neil's first game in charge was away to Bournemouth in January 2015. He went on 12-game unbeaten run away from home as Norwich boss, but has now won one of the last 10 away from home (D2 L7).
  • Bournemouth have won just one of their last seven home matches in the Premier League (W1 D3 L3).
  • Benik Afobe (32) is one of only four current Premier League players to have scored 30+ league goals since the start of last season, alongside Harry Kane (32), Odion Ighalo (33) and Sergio Aguero (34).
  • The Cherries have scored the greatest share of their goals from outside the area this season of any Premier League side (26% - six of 23 goals)
  • Norwich City scored with three of their four shots on target when they beat Bournemouth 3-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Norwich City

Last five games

LDLDW

LWWLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

21

5

6

10

23

37

-14

21

1.00

Alex Neil

21

6

5

10

24

35

-11

23

1.10

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Everton

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (15:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Everton wins

Chelsea goals

Everton goals

Overall: 47

22

16

9

72

50

At home: 23

13

9

1

40

18

Average Goals scored per Game

2.60

 

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 20 Premier League matches against Everton at Stamford Bridge (W11 D9).
  • Chelsea have won the last two home games 1-0 against Everton with goals scored in the 89th and 90th minute.
  • Roberto Martinez has lost on all six Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge as an opposition coach.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho's departure, but have only won twice (W2 D3 L0).
  • Everton have lost just one of their 10 Premier League away games this season (W3 D6 L1).
  • No side has lost more points from leading positions this season than Chelsea (12 – level with Bournemouth and Newcastle). They only dropped 15 throughout 2014/15.
  • Romelu Lukaku needs two goals to match his best Premier League goal tally for a season (17 in 2012/13 while on loan at West Brom).
  • Chelsea have conceded 31 times in their opening 21 matches this season, their highest total in a Premier League season at this stage.
  • Ross Barkley has provided more Premier League assists than any other English player this season (7).
  • Steven Naismith has scored six Barclays Premier League goals against Chelsea; four more than against any other side.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Everton

Last five games

DWDDW

DDLWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Guus Hiddink

17

12

4

1

31

13

18

40

2.35

Roberto Martinez

249

77

73

99

311

393

-82

304

1.22

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (15:00)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Manchester City goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 11

6

3

2

15

7

At home: 5

3

2

0

8

2

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

  • Manchester City have won nine and lost just one of the last 10 meetings with Crystal Palace in all competitions.
  • Yaya Toure has scored in four of his last five matches against the Eagles in all competitions.
  • Manchester City have won their last six home games against Crystal Palace in a row, including all four played at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in four of the last five Barclays Premier League games against the Citizens.
  • Connor Wickham has scored three goals in three Premier League games against Manchester City.
  • The Citizens last failed to score in successive home Premier League games in November 2010 (a run of three fixtures without a goal).
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in four successive top-flight matches for the first time since February 1998 (five games).
  • Only Mesut Ozil (87) has created more goalscoring chances in the Premier League this season than Man City's Kevin De Bruyne (61).
  • Crystal Palace have kept just two clean sheets in their last 16 Premier League away matches and have conceded exactly one goal in each of the other 14 away games in this run.
  • Sergio Aguero hasn't scored in any of his three Premier League games against Crystal Palace - he's scored against 24 of the 28 different opponents he's faced in the competition (also failed to score versus Leicester, Burnley and Bolton).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Crystal Palace

Last five games

DWDWL

LLDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

97

63

16

18

224

96

128

205

2.11

Alan Pardew

268

102

55

111

331

385

-54

361

1.35

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (15:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Newcastle United goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 37

16

10

11

58

42

At home: 18

9

6

3

33

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.70

 

  • West Ham United have won just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League trips to St James Park (W1 D5 L6).
  • The Hammers have failed to score in three of their last four trips to play Newcastle in the Premier League.
  • The Magpies have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League games against West Ham.
  • Newcastle are winless in five Premier League fixtures (D2 L3), their longest run since failing to win any of their opening eight fixtures this season.
  • Dimitri Payet has scored or assisted more goals for West Ham this season (all comps) than any other player (six goals, five assists).
  • Newcastle United have attempted a league-low 147 shots (excl. blocked) this season.
  • The Hammers are the only Premier League side yet to concede in the final five minutes of a game this season, while no side have scored more than them in this period (5 - level with Man City and C.Palace).
  • Newcastle have taken just 18 points from their 21 Premier League games so far this season, their lowest total in the top-flight at this stage since 1988/89 (17) in which they were relegated.
  • Since losing 0-2 at Newcastle on the final day last season, West Ham have lost just twice away in the Premier League (W5 D4 L2).
  • All eight of Georginio Wijnaldum's goals for Newcastle have been scored at St James' Park.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

West Ham United

Last five games

DLLLD

WWWDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

211

68

56

87

250

285

-35

260

1.23

Slaven Bilic

21

9

8

4

33

24

9

35

1.67

 

 

 

 

Southampton v West Bromwich Albion

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (15:00)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

West Brom wins

Southampton goals

West Brom goals

Overall: 11

3

4

4

5

9

At home: 5

2

2

1

4

5

Average Goals scored per Game

1.27

 

  • West Brom have enjoyed just one win in their last five top-tier meetings with Southampton (D2 L2).
  • There have been just three goals scored in the last five Barclays Premier League meetings between West Brom and Saints.
  • Southampton have failed to score in six of the last eight Premier League games against the Baggies.
  • West Brom have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League meetings with Southampton.
  • Of fixtures that have been played at least 10 times in the Premier League, only Bolton vs Southampton (1.17) has a lower goals per game average in the history of the competition than Southampton v West Brom (1.27).
  • Southampton last won (and kept a clean sheet) in three successive Premier League home games in April 2015.
  • Only Aston Villa (68) have had fewer shots on target than the Baggies (69) this season in the Premier League.
  • Eight of Shane Long's 10 Premier League goals for Southampton have been scored at St Mary's
  • These two sides have both netted a league-high nine headed goals this season.
  • Dusan Tadic has fired in a league-high 100 open play crosses this season in the Premier League.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

WLLWL

DWWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

59

25

12

22

82

57

25

87

1.47

Tony Pulis

255

81

73

101

255

325

-70

316

1.24

 

 

 

 

Aston Villa v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 (17:30)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Aston Villa goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 19

4

8

7

29

30

At home: 9

3

4

2

16

16

Average Goals scored per Game

3.11

 

  • Leicester City came from two goals down to win for only the second time in their Barclays Premier League history in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
  • There have been five red cards in the last seven Premier League meetings between Aston Villa and Leicester.
  • Aston Villa have won only four of the 19 Premier League match ups with Leicester (D8 L7), but they have won three of the last four at Villa Park (W3 L1).
  • The Foxes have kept three clean sheets in a row in the league for the first time since May 2015 - they've never kept four consecutively in the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa are looking to win back-to-back league games for the first time since May 2015, both of which were home games.
  • Leicester have already claimed two more points this season (43) than they throughout the entirety of last season (41).
  • Aston Villa have scored just five first half goals this season, a league low. They've not scored earlier than the 40th minute in a Premier League game since September (against Leicester).
  • Since scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games, Jamie Vardy has managed one goal and six shots on target in seven matches.
  • The lowest points total for a Premier League side after 21 games and still avoid relegation is 12 points set by West Brom in 2004/05 - Aston Villa have 11 points.
  • N'Golo Kanté has made the most tackles (85) and interceptions (83) in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Leicester City

Last five games

WLLDD

WDDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

10

1

4

5

7

17

-10

7

0.70

Claudio Ranieri

167

88

44

35

300

167

133

308

1.84

 

 

 

 

Liverpool v Manchester United

 

 

Sunday 17 January 2016 (14:05)

Anfield, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Liverpool goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 47

13

8

26

55

71

At home: 23

8

4

11

32

31

Average Goals scored per Game

2.68

 

  • Manchester United have won six of their last eight Premier League meetings with Liverpool (L2) and two of the last four at Anfield (W2 D1 L1).
  • Manchester United scored with all three of their shots on target in the reverse fixture played at Old Trafford against Liverpool.
  • Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than this fixture in Premier League history (16).
  • Juan Mata has scored three goals and assisted four more in his last six Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
  • Only Liverpool v Spurs (19) has seen more penalties awarded in Premier League history than this fixture (18).
  • Louis van Gaal inflicted Klopp's biggest defeat as Dortmund manager in September 2009 when his Bayern side won 5-1 away at Signal Iduna Park.
  • Liverpool have lost 11 times at home to Manchester United, more defeats than against any other visitor in the Premier League era.
  • Wayne Rooney will be looking to score in four successive games for Manchester United for the first time since March 2012.
  • Rooney (175 goals for Man Utd) is now level with Thierry Henry (175 for Arsenal) for the most goals for a single club in Premier League history.
  • Christian Benteke has scored in his last three Barclays Premier League appearances against Manchester United, but has lost two and drawn one of these three games.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Manchester United

Last five games

DLWWL

DWDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

13

5

4

4

17

17

0

19

1.46

Louis van Gaal

59

29

17

13

89

57

32

104

1.76

 

 

 

 

Stoke City v Arsenal

 

 

Sunday 17 January 2016 (16:15)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Stoke City goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 15

4

2

9

14

27

At home: 7

4

2

1

11

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.73

 

  • Stoke City have lost just one of their seven Barclays Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium against Arsenal (W4 D2 L1).
  • Peter Crouch has scored eight goals against Arsenal, the joint-most against any opponent in his Premier League career along with Blackburn Rovers.
  • Mark Hughes is unbeaten on home soil as an opposition coach against Arsene Wenger in his last seven Premier League matches (W5 D2), spread across five different clubs. Overall at home his record in the league versus Wenger is (W6 D2 L2).
  • 11 of the 14 goals Stoke have scored against Arsenal in Premier League history have been netted in the first half.
  • Stoke scored with three of their four shots on target against Arsenal in this fixture last season and all of them came in the first half.
  • Olivier Giroud has the best minutes per goal ratio of any Premier League player this season to score more than five times, netting every 117 minutes on average.
  • Jonathan Walters has scored in three of his last four appearances for Stoke in all competitions; this after going nine games in a row without scoring for the Potters.
  • Walters has scored in three of his five Premier League appearances against the Gunners at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Arsenal have conceded seven goals in their last two Premier League away games. They had let in eight in the previous nine on their travels this campaign.
  • Joselu has scored twice and assisted once in his last three league appearances for Stoke, having failed to do either in his first seven Premier League games.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Arsenal

Last five games

WLWWL

DWWLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

367

134

99

134

471

469

2

501

1.37

Arsène Wenger

735

427

180

128

1382

697

685

1461

1.99

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Watford

 

 

Monday 18 January 2016 (20:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Watford wins

Swansea City goals

Watford goals

Overall: 1

0

0

1

0

1

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

1.00

 

  • Watford have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium in all competitions.
  • The Hornets have lost just one of their last five competitive away games against the Swans (W2 D2 L1).
  • Ahead of MD22, Swansea have conceded the opening goal 14 times this season, only Villa (15) have done so more often this season (Sunderland/Norwich also on 14).
  • After winning four games in a row in the Premier League, Watford have now picked up just one point in their four games following this streak (W0 D1 L3).
  • Since beating Manchester United at the end of August, Swansea have won just once at home in the Premier League (W1 D4 L4).
  • Almen Abdi has created the most chances in the Premier League (28) without assisting a goal for a teammate.
  • Andre Ayew ended a run of six Premier League games without scoring or assisting by netting in Swansea's last match against Sunderland.
  • Watford have not lost four successive Premier League games since May 2000.
  • Swansea are 11 points worse off from 21 games this season (19) than they were last season (30).
  • In their last 12 Premier League games, Watford have either kept a clean sheet (five games) or conceded exactly two goals (seven games).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Watford

Last five games

LLDWD

LLLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Curtis

6

1

2

3

5

8

-3

5

0.83

Quique Sánchez Flores

21

8

5

8

25

24

1

29

1.38

 

 
 
 

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