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Nic Ladds 1st Apr 2010 - 15:08

Premier League Opta Facts -2-4 April

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Fulham v Wigan Athletic

  • There have only been 11 goals scored in the nine Premier League meetings between Fulham and Wigan.
  • Five of the last six meetings between Fulham and Wigan have ended as draws.
  • Wigan have only won one of their last 11 Premier League games away from home.
  • Clint Dempsey has scored three goals in his last four Premier League starts against Wigan.
  • Fulham have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three Premier League games.
  • Wigan's last league win in London was in December 2006 at Upton Park.
  • The Latics have gone 340 minutes without a goal away from home.

Manchester United v Chelsea

  • Man Utd have won three and lost none of their last four home games against Chelsea.
  • The Blues have only scored one goal in their last four visits to Old Trafford.
  • Man Utd have won 10 and drawn one of the 11 games that Rooney hasn't played for them in the Premier League since the start of 2008/09.
  • Man Utd have only conceded two goals in their last 11 Premier League matches at Old Trafford - both were headers.
  • Didier Drogba has failed to score in eight Premier League appearances against Man Utd.
  • Nicolas Anelka scored in each of his first four Premier League starts against Man Utd, but has netted just one in his last eight starts versus the Red Devils.
  • Dimitar Berbatov has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League starts for Manchester United.

Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves have conceded at least three goals in all of their Premier League clashes with Arsenal.
  • Arsenal have scored at least once in the last 20 minutes in each of their last 10 Premier League games at the Emirates.
  • The Gunners have won the last five straight home meetings with Wolves (in all competitions).
  • Wolves have gone eight Premier League away games without a clean sheet.
  • Wolves have taken a league-high 50% of their points on the road this season.

Birmingham City v Liverpool

  • The Blues are unbeaten in their last seven top-flight games against the Reds.
  • The last five league meetings between Liverpool and Birmingham have all ended as draws.
  • Steven Gerrard has scored five goals in eight Premier League appearances against Birmingham.
  • Liverpool have only won two of their last 13 Premier League away games and none of the last six.
  • Liverpool have only scored three goals in total in their last nine Premier League matches on the road.
  • Only 16 of Fernando Torres' 56 Premier League goals have come away from home.

Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa

  • Ashley Young has scored his each of his last three Premier League matches against Bolton.
  • Eight of the last 13 Premier League games between these sides have ended level.
  • Bolton have drawn five and won none of their last six Premier League home games against Villa.
  • The Trotters have only won one of the last 14 Premier League games against Villa and none of the last six.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances against Bolton.
  • Johan Elmander has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Villa.
  • Kevin Davies has scored seven Premier League goals against Aston Villa, only against West Ham has he been more prolific.

Burnley v Manchester City

  • There have been 30 goals scored in the last six meetings in all competitions between Burnley and Man City, 24 of them of them to the Sky Blues.
  • All of the last four league meetings between Man City and Burnley have seen exactly six goals scored in each game.
  • Man City have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League away matches.
  • Roberto Mancini's side are unbeaten in their last four Premier League away games with two wins and two draws.
  • Manchester City are the only team not to have lost after scoring the first goal this season.
  • Burnley are the only north west side to take fewer than 10 points from local derbies this season.

Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers

  • Portsmouth have won only one of their last seven Premier League home games.
  • Kanu has scored in two of the last three games at Fratton Park in the last couple of minutes of matches.
  • Avram Grant's men have not kept a clean sheet in 14 Premier League games, conceding 34 goals in this run.
  • Blackburn have scored exactly one goal in six of their last eight away games, failing to score in the other two.
  • Blackburn are the only side in the Premier League in 2009-10 not to have lost any points from conceding in the final 20 minutes of games.
  • Blackburn have conceded 482 fouls, more than any other side.
  • Portsmouth have averaged 1.65 points per game in April in the Premier League, of the top division's regular teams over the years, only the 'Big Four' have a better return.

Stoke City v Hull City

  • There have been eight goals within five minutes of the end of a half in the last six games between Stoke and Hull.
  • Hull have won only one of their last 30 Premier League away matches and none of the last 21.
  • The Tigers have lost the last five Premier League matches in a row away from home.
  • Stoke have won none of their last four Premier League home matches.
  • Stoke have conceded only 11 first half goals in the league this season, no side has conceded fewer.
  • Only 12 different Stoke players have been shown yellow cards this season, fewer than at any other top-flight side.
  • Hull are the only team in Premier League history (excluding Burnley as they've never played) not to win a game in April.

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Sunderland have won two and lost none of the last four games against Spurs at the Stadium of Light.
  • Darren Bent missed a penalty against Spurs at White Hart Lane earlier this season.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored penalties in two of his last three games against Sunderland.
  • Spurs have won their last two away games; they haven't won three consecutive games on the road since December 2004.
  • Sunderland have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League home games.
  • Sunderland have lost a league-"high" 13 points from goals conceded in the final 20 minutes of games this season.
  • Darren Bent has been involved in 51% of Sunderland's goals, the highest proportion in the top-flight this season.

 

Everton v West Ham United

  • The Hammers have won just one of their last eight Premier League encounters with Everton and lost the last three in a row.
  • Louis Saha has scored five goals in his last three appearances against West Ham.
  • Everton have only lost one of their last 15 Premier League games at Goodison Park and have won the last seven in a row.
  • West Ham have won none of their last 15 Premier League away matches and lost the last four in a row.
  • West Ham have lost their last six Premier League games in succession, their worst ever run in the Premier League.
  • Everton have gone 308 minutes without conceding a league goal.
  • If the Premier League season had started on January 1, Everton would be second behind Manchester United.

 

 

 
 
 

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