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Callum Jones 16th Mar 2016 - 11:04

Premier League Opta Facts 19-20 Mar

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Everton v Arsenal

Saturday 19 March 2016 (12:45)
Goodison Park, Liverpool

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Everton wins Draws Arsenal wins Everton goals Arsenal goals
Overall: 47 6 13 28 40 89
At home: 23 5 8 10 22 35
Average Goals scored per Game 2.74

o Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last five games in all competitions against Everton, including in each of the last three Barclays Premier League meetings.
o Mesut Özil has scored two goals and assisted four more in five appearances in all competitions against the Toffees.
o Everton have won just one of the last 18 matches in all competitions against the Gunners (W1 D6 L11).
o Arsene Wenger's side have won none of the last three Premier League trips to Goodison Park (W0 D2 L1).
o Everton have won just one of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park (W1 D2 L5).
o Arsenal have won just two of their last nine Premier League matches on the road (W2 D4 L3).
o Arsenal's title challenge has faltered in recent weeks with the Gunners taking just 10 points from the last 27 available (W2 D4 L3).
o Arsenal have fired in the fewest shots on target from outside the box this season (25) and scored the joint-fewest goals from long range (two along with Watford and Leicester).
o Roberto Martinez's team have committed the fewest fouls in the Premier League this season (235).
o Only Arsenal (33) have picked up fewer yellow cards than Everton (36) in the top flight this season.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Everton Arsenal
Last five games LWLWW DLLWW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Roberto Martinez 256 80 74 102 326 403 -77 314 1.23
Arsène Wenger 743 429 183 131 1391 706 685 1470 1.98

Chelsea v West Ham United

Saturday 19 March 2016 (15:00)
Stamford Bridge, London

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Chelsea wins Draws West Ham United wins Chelsea goals West Ham United goals
Overall: 39 22 6 11 72 37
At home: 19 12 3 4 38 16
Average Goals scored per Game 2.79

o Chelsea have won seven and lost none of the last nine Barclays Premier League games against West Ham at Stamford Bridge.
o The Blues have kept six clean sheets and conceded just three goals in that nine game run.
o Overall, West Ham have won just two of the last 19 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W2 D3 L14).
o The Blues are unbeaten in 13 Premier League games since Jose Mourinho left (W6 D7), but have only won two at home (W2 D5).
o The Hammers have lost just two of their last 16 Premier League matches (W7 D7 L2).
o Diego Costa has had a hand in 12 of Chelsea's 22 Premier League goals since Guus Hiddink took charge of the club (eight goals, four assists) but will be suspended for this match.
o Dimitri Payet has five goals and five assists in his last seven competitive appearances for West Ham United.
o Payet has had a hand in 21 goals this season in all competitions for West Ham (11 goals, 10 assists), 12 more than any other West Ham player.
o Michail Antonio has scored five headers from just five headed attempts on target in the Premier League this season.
o Chelsea are the only team in the Premier League not to concede a goal inside the opening 15 minutes of a match this season.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Chelsea West Ham United
Last five games DWWWD WWWDL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Guus Hiddink 25 16 8 1 46 21 25 56 2.24
Slaven Bilic 29 13 10 6 45 33 12 49 1.69

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Saturday 19 March 2016 (15:00)
Selhurst Park, London

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Crystal Palace wins Draws Leicester City wins Crystal Palace goals Leicester City goals
Overall: 7 4 1 2 7 5
At home: 3 2 0 1 4 3
Average Goals scored per Game 1.71

o Crystal Palace have taken just four points from the last 36 available in the Barclays Premier League (W0 D4 L8).
o Connor Wickham has scored four goals in his last two Premier League appearances.
o Andy King has scored in his last two league appearances against Palace. He has also scored on two of his last three visits to Selhurst Park with the Foxes.
o All four goals in this fixture since the two teams returned to the top flight have been scored between the 50th and 60th minutes.
o Leicester have lost just five of their last 41 Premier League matches (W25 D11 L5) but four of those have been against London clubs (Arsenal 2, Chelsea & Spurs).
o Claudio Ranieri's team have the best away record in the top flight picking up 31 points so far.
o The Eagles have lost their last five Premier League games at Selhurst Park and defeat to Leicester would equal their longest losing run at home in PL history (also did this in April 1998).
o Jamie Vardy needs one more goal to reach 20 league goals for the season. The last Leicester player to score 20 times in a top-flight season was Gary Lineker in 1984-85 (24 - no Leicester player has done it during the Premier League era).
o Crystal Palace are the only side in the top four tiers in England yet to win in 2016.
o Kasper Schmeichel has now kept 11 clean sheets this season in the Premier League; five more than he did in the whole of 2014/15 (6).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Crystal Palace Leicester City
Last five games LDLLD WWDWL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Alan Pardew 276 102 57 117 340 404 -64 363 1.32
Claudio Ranieri 176 94 46 36 315 173 142 328 1.86

Watford v Stoke City

Saturday 19 March 2016 (15:00)
Vicarage Road, Watford

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Watford wins Draws Stoke City wins Watford goals Stoke City goals
Overall: 1 1 0 0 2 0
At home: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Goals scored per Game 2.00

o Watford have won just two of their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches (W2 D3 L7).
o The Hornets have failed to score in seven of their last nine top flight games.
o There have been just 10 goals scored in the last eight Premier League matches involving Watford.
o There have been just eight goals scored in the last seven league meetings between Stoke and Watford and just two in the last three meetings at Vicarage Road.
o Stoke have gone six Premier League games away from home without a clean sheet, conceding 13 goals in that run.
o Stoke City have failed to score in their last six league matches against Watford.
o Watford have recovered just two points after falling behind in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other team in the top division.
o There have been just 25 goals netted at Vicarage Road, fewer than at any other Premier League stadium this season.
o Only Manchester United (9) have kept more clean sheets at home this season than Watford (8) in the Premier League.
o Only Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez's goals have won their side more points this season in the Premier League (18 points) than Watford's Odion Ighalo (15) and Stoke's Marko Arnautovic (12).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Watford Stoke City
Last five games LLDWL LDWWW

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Quique Sánchez Flores 29 10 7 12 29 30 -1 37 1.28
Mark Hughes 376 137 101 138 479 483 -4 512 1.36

West Bromwich Albion v Norwich City

Saturday 19 March 2016 (15:00)
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games West Bromwich Albion wins Draws Norwich City wins West Bromwich Albion goals Norwich City goals
Overall: 9 4 1 4 8 12
At home: 4 1 1 2 3 5
Average Goals scored per Game 2.22

o West Bromwich Albion have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the Barclays Premier League this season (87).
o The last three Premier League meetings between the Baggies and the Canaries have seen wins for the away team and the home team failing to score.
o West Brom and Norwich have already met twice this season, with West Brom winning the league match (1-0) and Norwich triumphing in the Capital One Cup (3-0).
o Norwich have lost just one of their four Premier League visits to the Hawthorns (W2 D1 L1).
o Tony Pulis' side have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W3 D3 L1).
o The Baggies are unbeaten in their last six top flight matches at the Hawthorns (W4 D2).
o Since taking charge in January 2015, no Premier League team has kept more clean sheets than Tony Pulis' West Brom side (20).
o Norwich have won just two points in their last 10 Premier League games (W0 D2 L8).
o Norwich are on their worst run in the Premier League (10 games without a win) within a single season since November 2004 (13 games).
o Salomon Rondon's seven Premier League goals have won WBA 10 points this season; more points than Romelu Lukaku (8), Sergio Aguero (7), Olivier Giroud (7) and Harry Kane (6) have won for their clubs.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form West Bromwich Albion Norwich City
Last five games WDWWL DLLLD

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Tony Pulis 263 84 76 103 263 334 -71 328 1.25
Alex Neil 30 6 7 17 31 54 -23 25 0.83

Swansea City v Aston Villa

Saturday 19 March 2016 (17:30)
Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Swansea City wins Draws Aston Villa wins Swansea City goals Aston Villa goals
Overall: 9 5 3 1 13 7
At home: 4 2 2 0 7 3
Average Goals scored per Game 2.22

o Swansea City are unbeaten in their last six Barclays Premier League games against Aston Villa (W4 D2), winning the last four in a row.
o Both Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew netted in this fixture back in October, becoming the first brothers to score for opposing sides in the same match in Premier League history.
o The Swans have won just three of their last 13 Premier League matches at Liberty Stadium (W3 D5 L5).
o Swansea fans have seen their team score just six goals in the last eight Premier League matches played at Liberty Stadium.
o Aston Villa have picked up just three points from the last 42 available on the road in the Premier League (W0 D3 L11).
o Going further back, Aston Villa have suffered 30 defeats in their last 42 Premier League away games (W6 D6).
o Aston Villa haven't won away from home in the Premier League when the opposition has scored since beating Southampton 3-2 in December 2013.
o Villa have already equalled their worst tally of Premier League defeats in a single season (20 - set in 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14).
o Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in seven of his last 11 Premier League appearances for Swansea City (seven goals).
o Sergio Aguero (9) and Harry Kane (8) are the only players to have scored more Premier League goals in 2016 than Gylfi Sigurdsson (7).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Swansea City Aston Villa
Last five games LWWLL LLLLL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Francesco Guidolin 8 3 2 3 10 10 0 11 1.38
Rémi Garde 19 2 6 11 12 37 -25 12 0.63

Newcastle United v Sunderland

Sunday 20 March 2016 (13:30)
St. James' Park, Newcastle

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Newcastle United wins Draws Sunderland wins Newcastle United goals Sunderland goals
Overall: 27 9 9 9 35 34
At home: 13 4 4 5 18 18
Average Goals scored per Game 2.56

o Sunderland have won the last six Tyne-Wear derbies in league competition; their best ever run against Newcastle United.
o Jermain Defoe has scored seven goals in his last eight Barclays Premier League appearances away from home.
o Sunderland have shipped 38 goals away from home this season, the most of any team in the Premier League.
o Sunderland scored with all three shots on target in their win over Newcastle back in October at the Stadium of Light.
o The Black Cats have won just three of their last 26 Premier League away matches (W3 D8 L15).
o Newcastle have managed to score just one goal in their last 627 minutes of football against Sunderland.
o Sunderland have beaten Newcastle United more times than they have any other opponent in the Premier League (9).
o Rafa Benitez has not lost his opening home league match as manager at any of his last six clubs (W5 D1).
o The only opposition manager that Rafa Benitez has beaten more often in the Premier League than Sam Allardyce (7) is David Moyes (10).
o Fabio Borini has scored more goals against Newcastle in the Premier League than versus any other opponent (3) and has scored in both of his PL apps for Sunderland against the Magpies.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Newcastle United Sunderland
Last five games LLLLW DDLWD

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Rafael Benítez 255 141 61 53 422 210 212 484 1.90
Sam Allardyce 458 154 124 180 544 629 -85 586 1.28

Southampton v Liverpool

Sunday 20 March 2016 (13:30)
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Southampton wins Draws Liverpool wins Southampton goals Liverpool goals
Overall: 33 9 8 16 39 55
At home: 16 6 3 7 22 23
Average Goals scored per Game 2.85

o Liverpool have won four of their last six Barclays Premier League matches averaging three goals per game in that run.
o Liverpool are looking to win four successive Premier League games for the first time since March last year (five in a row under Brendan Rodgers).
o Liverpool won 6-1 on their last visit to St Mary's in the Capital One Cup earlier this season, while they have also won their last two Premier League visits there.
o The Saints haven't lost three successive Premier League games at home to Liverpool since December 1996.
o Southampton have lost just one of their last six Premier League games at St Mary's (W4 D1 L1).
o Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last four Premier League away games.
o If Fraser Forster keeps a clean sheet in this match, he'll be the fourth quickest goalkeeper to reach 20 clean sheets in the Premier League (currently 19 clean sheets in 40 games) after Petr Cech (26), Jose Reina (32) and Roy Carroll (37).
o Southampton have scored more headed goals than any other Premier League side this season (12).
o Graziano Pelle's brace against Stoke ended a run of 12 league appearances without scoring - only once in his time at Southampton has he scored in successive Premier League games; this was back in September 2014.
o Christian Benteke has scored in each of his last two Premier League games against Southampton and needs one more goal to reach 50 in the competition.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Southampton Liverpool
Last five games WDLLW WWWDL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Ronald Koeman 68 30 14 24 92 63 29 104 1.53
Jürgen Klopp 20 9 5 6 35 27 8 32 1.60

Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth

Sunday 20 March 2016 (16:00)
White Hart Lane, London

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Tottenham Hotspur wins Draws Bournemouth wins Tottenham Hotspur goals Bournemouth goals
Overall: 1 1 0 0 5 1
At home: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Goals scored per Game 6.00

o Bournemouth and Tottenham have only ever met twice with the Cherries winning an FA Cup tie 3-1 in 1957 while Spurs won the Premier League match up earlier this season 5-1.
o Tottenham have lost only two of their last 16 Premier League games at White Hart Lane (W9 D5 L2).
o Bournemouth have lost just one of their last nine Premier League away matches (W4 D4 L1). That defeat came in north London though at the hands of Spurs' neighbours Arsenal.
o Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League games and now has 19 in the competition this season; just two away from his tally in 2014-15 (21).
o Deli Alli has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 19 Premier League appearances for Spurs (six goals, eight assists).
o Despite 13 different players scoring a Premier League goal for Bournemouth this season, Callum Wilson - who has been injured since September - is still their top goalscorer in the competition (five goals).
o These two sides have covered more ground on average per game than any other Premier League team this season (Bournemouth: 117.0km, Spurs: 116.0km).
o Bournemouth's Andrew Surman has covered more ground than any other player in the Premier League this season, running 361km so far this campaign.
o Ahead of this matchday, Dele Alli has provided more assists in the Premier League in 2016 than any other player (5).
o Only the current top two sides (Leicester: 34 and Tottenham: 33) have taken more points from Premier League games since the start of December than Bournemouth (28).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Tottenham Hotspur Bournemouth
Last five games WDLWW WWWDL

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Mauricio Pochettino 122 54 35 33 184 143 41 197 1.61
Eddie Howe 30 10 8 12 38 47 -9 38 1.27

Manchester City v Manchester United

Sunday 20 March 2016 (16:00)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games Manchester City wins Draws Manchester United wins Manchester City goals Manchester United goals
Overall: 37 11 7 19 49 57
At home: 18 7 2 9 24 23
Average Goals scored per Game 2.86

o Manchester United have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D3 L4).
o Man City have won four and lost just one of the last six Premier League meetings with United.
o Sergio Aguero has scored seven goals in seven Premier League games against Manchester United. Only five players have scored more against the Red Devils in Premier League history (Ferdinand, Henry, Gerrard & Fowler with eight and Shearer with 10).
o Sergio Aguero needs one goal to equal the most goals scored by a player in Premier League Manchester derbies and go level with Wayne Rooney (8). If he scores in this game then Aguero would have managed that in eight games, while Rooney took 16 derbies to do that.
o Aguero has scored 11 goals in his last eight Premier League appearances at the Etihad Stadium.
o There were just two shots on target in this fixture back in October and 12 shots overall. The latter figure is the second lowest in any Premier League game this season.
o Man Utd failed to muster a single shot in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since 2003/04 (including blocked) when these two sides met at Old Trafford earlier in the season.
o Manuel Pellegrini could become the first Manchester City manager to win four Premier League Manchester derbies this weekend. The last City manager to win four Manchester derbies in the league was Joe Mercer in 1970 (won five in total).
o Manchester United haven't lost three successive league games away at Manchester City since 1955 (lost four in a row then).
o Marcus Rashford has been involved in three of Man Utd's last four league goals (two goals, one assist).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form Manchester City Manchester United
Last five games DWLLL LWWLD

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Barclays Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Manuel Pellegrini 105 66 18 21 237 106 131 216 2.06
Louis van Gaal 67 33 18 16 99 64 35 117 1.75

 

 

 
 
 

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