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Craig Porter 20th Feb 2009 - 9:46

Premier League Opta Facts: 21-23 February

Each week we bring you the Premier League facts that help your betting in conjuction with Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading sports performance data providers.

There are five live Premier League matches this weekend for you to enjoy. Kicking off Saturday lunchtime is the battle for third spot as Aston Villa play Chelsea. That evening the Champions take on "Big" Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.

Sunday's double header sees Fulham play West Brom followed at 16:00 by Newcastle's tough home time against Everton.

A live Premier League football treat on Monday night as Hull City welcome Tottenham to the KC Stadium for what could be an important points-steal come the end of the season for Harry Redknapp.

Saturday 12:45
Aston Villa v Chelsea
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Saturday 15:00 Bolton v West Ham
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Saturday 15:00 Middlesbrough v Wigan
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Saturday 15:00 Arsenal v Sunderland
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Saturday 15:00 Stoke v Portsmouth
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Saturday 17:30 Man Utd v Blackburn
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Sunday 13:30 Fulham v West Brom
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Sunday 15:00
Liverpool v Man City
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Sunday 16:00 Newcastle v Everton
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Monday 20:00
Hull v Tottenham
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Arsenal v Sunderland

  • Arsenal have scored exactly three goals in their last four home games against Sunderland and at least two in all seven Premier League meetings in north London.
  • Robin van Persie has scored three goals in three Premier League starts against Sunderland.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 league games, but have only won five of those.
  • Sunderland have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League away games.
  • Sunderland have scored in their last five games – only Manchester United are on a longer run.

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Aston Villa v Chelsea

  • Nicolas Anelka has scored five goals in his last five Premier League starts against Villa.
  • Chelsea have won none of their last nine Premier League visits to Villa Park.
  • Chelsea have only won four of their last 12 Premier League matches.
  • Villa have won only two of their last six home games – the other four have ended as draws.
  • Chelsea have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League away games.

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Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United

  • Wanderers have won their last five Premier League home games against West Ham.
  • The Hammers have scored only one goal in their last five trips to the Reebok Stadium.
  • Bolton have gone 13 games without a clean sheet in the Premier League.
  • Kevin Davies has scored six headed goals – more than any other player in the Premier League.

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Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers

  • Manchester United have won four of their last five top-flight encounters with Rovers.
  • Blackburn are yet to score in a Premier League away game under Sam Allardyce – both of his road trips have ended 0-0.
  • Jason Roberts and Benni McCarthy have scored nine of Blackburn's last 10 goals.
  • United have scored only 10 goals in eight North West derby games this season.
  • Manchester United have won their last nine league games in succession.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored in his last three Premier League appearances.

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Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic

  • The last four meetings between Boro and Wigan in the Premier League have all ended 1-0, three in favour of the Teessiders.
  • Wigan's last two league games have ended 0-0.
  • The Latics have gone five games without a win, after a run of six wins from seven games previously.
  • Wigan have not scored a first half goal in their past six league games.

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Newcastle United v Everton

  • The Magpies have conceded at least two goals in their last four clashes with the Toffeemen.
  • Everton have not won a league game at St James' Park since October 2000, a run of seven games without a win.
  • Newcastle have leaked 18 goals in their last eight league games.
  • United have scored in every home game this season but have not scored more than two goals in any of them.
  • Four of the Toffees' last five away wins have been by one goal to nil.

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Stoke City v Portsmouth

  • Stoke's last six Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium have produced a total of only five goals.
  • Portsmouth have gone six away games without a win.
  • Stoke lead the division in red cards this season – five.
  • Portsmouth have not scored a first-half goal since Boxing Day.
  • Stoke have only scored five first half goals all season.

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Fulham v West Bromwich Albion

  • WBA have conceded exactly two goals in their last three away games.
  • Fulham have scored 19 of their 22 Premier League goals at home this season.
  • The Whites have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games.
  • Bobby Zamora has gone 1,702 minutes without a Premier League goal.

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Liverpool v Manchester City

  • Fernando Torres has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Manchester City.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League encounters with the Citizens.
  • The Reds have gone 23 home games without being beaten – a current Premier League best figure.
  • City have gone 32 games since a goalless draw, longer than any other Premier League team currently.

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Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hull have won more league games against Tottenham than vice versa – Hull have six wins, Spurs five.
  • Hull have gone nine games without a win – only Middlesbrough (13) are on a longer run currently.
  • Hull have taken only two points from their last eight games – no team in any of Europe's top five leagues (England, Germany, France, Italy & Spain) have taken fewer than this in their last eight outings.
  • Darren Bent has scored four goals as a substitute this season, more than any other player in the top-flight.

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