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Craig Porter 26th Jan 2009 - 11:24

Premier League Opta Facts: 27-28 January

Midweek Premier League action - what a treat - and we've got the facts you need on every match from Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading sports performance data providers, to help you with your football betting.

Two live games on Sky Sports feature Portsmouth v Aston Villa on Tuesday night followed on Wednesday by West Ham v Hull City.

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Tuesday 19:45
Sunderland v Fulham
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Tuesday 19:45 West Brom v Man Utd
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Tuesday 20:00 Portsmouth v Aston Villa
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Tuesday 20:00 Tottenham v Stoke
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Wednesday 19:45
Chelsea v Middlesbrough
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Wednesday 19:45 Wigan v Liverpool
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Wednesday 19:45 Man City v Newcastle
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Wednesday 20:00 Blackburn v Bolton
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Wednesday 20:00 Everton v Arsenal
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Wednesday 20:00 West Ham v Hull
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Portsmouth v Aston Villa

  • Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last five against Villa and Martin O’Neill’s side have failed to score in three of their last four against the south coast team.
  • Aston Villa have scored own goals in two of the last three meetings with Pompey.
  • Pompey have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 league games since Harry Redknapp left for pastures new.
  • Aston Villa have won their last five away games in a row.
  • Their last four victories on the road have all been by a one-goal margin.
  • Aston Villa are the only side not to drop any points from winning positions this season.

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Sunderland v Fulham

  • After losing four of the first five Premier League meetings, Sunderland are unbeaten in the last four against Fulham.
  • Kenwyne Jones has scored in both of his Premier League outings against Fulham.
  • Fulham have scored on every visit to the Stadium of Light.
  • Fulham have only won one of their last eight league games, but they have drawn six.
  • Sunderland have only taken just two points from the last 12 available and scored just twice in their last four matches.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City

  • Stoke have lost their last four league visits to White Hart Lane.
  • Spurs had two players sent off the last time they met Stoke at the Britannia Stadium back in October – only the second time that has happened to the north Londoners in a Premier League game.
  • Stoke have only scored two goals in their last six league matches.
  • There have been fewer goals (16) at White Hart Lane than any other ground this season.
  • In fact, the Lilywhites have scored only twice in their last five home matches.
  • Stoke have gone eight games without a Premier League victory.

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West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United

  • Manchester United have won six and drawn one of the seven league meetings with West Brom.
  • The Baggies have only scored three goals in those seven games.
  • Paul Scholes has netted more in these games than West Brom – he has scored four goals in three starts against the Baggies.
  • Man Utd have won in each of their last five trips to the Hawthorns in league football.
  • Six of United’s last eight games have finished 1-0 in favour of Ferguson’s men.
  • Dimitar Berbatov has scored three goals in his last four league outings.
  • West Brom have lost just one of their last six matches at the Hawthorns and won the last three in a row.
  • The Baggies have lost all seven games against teams in the top five this season.

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Wigan Athletic v Liverpool

  • Dirk Kuyt has scored five goals in four starts against Wigan in the Premier League.
  • Wigan have only taken one point against Liverpool in seven Premier League meetings.
  • Wigan have scored three goals in the last two meetings with Liverpool after failing to score in the first five encounters in the Premier League.
  • Wigan’s last four league games have all finished with a 1-0 scoreline (two wins and two defeats)
  • Steve Bruce’s side have won their last five league games at the JJB Stadium in a row.
  • Wigan have kept four clean sheets in their last six games on home soil.
  • Wigan have lost all five matches against the top five in the Premier League this season.

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Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

  • There have been three draws, three Bolton wins and three Blackburn victories in the nine Premier League games between the two sides at Ewood Park.
  • Benni McCarthy has scored two braces in the Premier League against Bolton and all four goals have come from the penalty spot.
  • Only one of the last 15 Premier League meetings between Bolton and Blackburn has ended as a home win.
  • Benni McCarthy has scored four goals in his last four league outings.
  • 64% of the goals Bolton have scored have been netted in the first half – the highest proportion in the Premier League.

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Chelsea v Middlesbrough

  • Boro have lost and failed to score in their last four league games against Chelsea.
  • Boro have lost 10 and drawn three of their 13 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge.
  • Didier Drogba has scored six goals against Boro in the Premier League – more than against any other opponent.
  • Boro have failed to score in their last seven trips to Stamford Bridge in all competitions.
  • Middlesbrough have won none of their last 10 Premier League matches.
  • Boro have won only two and lost 13 of their last 18 Premier League visits to London.

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Everton v Arsenal

  • Robin van Persie has scored three goals in four appearances against the Toffees.
  • There have been four red cards in the last four games between the two sides at Goodison Park in all competitions.
  • Everton have scored exactly one goal in each of the last four league meetings with Arsenal at Goodison – the Gunners have scored four or failed to find the net.
  • Arsenal have only kept four clean sheets in their last 18 league games and none in their last six away from home.
  • Four of Arsenal’s last five league goals have been netted in the last 10 minutes of matches and collectively they have sealed an additional six points.
  • The Toffees are unbeaten in their last six Premier League outings.

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Manchester City v Newcastle United

  • City are unbeaten in the last six Premier League meetings with the Magpies – winning four of those matches.
  • City are also undefeated in their last six home games against Newcastle who have only scored twice in those visits.
  • Michael Owen has scored six goals in five Premier League starts against Man City.
  • City have dropped more points (15) than any other team from winning positions this season.
  • Newcastle have conceded more penalties (9) than any other team this season.
  • Newcastle have won just once on their travels in their last 14 away matches.
  • Man City are the only team who have not drawn a home match this season.

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West Ham United v Hull City

  • The last time Hull visited Upton Park they were thrashed 7-1 in the old Division Two in October 1990.
  • Carlton Cole has scored in his last four league games for the Hammers.
  • It is seven games since West Ham last kept a clean sheet, but they have taken 10 points from the last 12 available.
  • Hull have won both of their Premier League trips to London this season and have won four out of six games against London clubs in the Premier League this campaign.
  • Hull have only won one of their last 13 league games and have lost their last five in a row.
  • It is also 13 games since the Tigers last kept a clean sheet.

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