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Eden Jon 25th Nov 2015 - 21:52

Premier League Opta Facts: 28/29 Nov

 

 

Aston Villa v Watford

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (15:00)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Watford wins

Aston Villa goals

Watford goals

Overall: 4

3

1

0

7

0

At home: 2

2

0

0

6

0

Average Goals scored per Game

1.75

 

  • The Villans have won six and lost none of the last eight meetings in all competitions with Watford at Villa Park.
  • Watford have won none of the last five league meetings with Aston Villa (W0 D2 L3) and failed to score in the last four.
  • The Villans have won none of their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches (D2 L10).
  • Villa have failed to score in five of their last seven matches on home soil.
  • The Hornets have lost only two of their last seven Premier League away games (W3 D2 L2).
  • Aston Villa have the lowest shooting accuracy in the Premier League, hitting the target with just 36% of their efforts.
  • No Premier League team has ever survived having accumulated five points or fewer after 13 games to a season: QPR in 2012-13, Sheffield Wednesday in 1999-00, Swindon Town in 1993-94 and Sunderland in 2005-06.
  • Aston Villa have scored just four goals in their last eight Premier League matches and just once in the last four on home soil.
  • Watford are the only team in the Premier League yet to score a headed goal this season.
  • Watford have conceded a league-high 86% of their goals in the second-half of games this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Watford

Last five games

LDLLL

LLWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

2

0

1

1

0

4

-4

1

0.50

Quique Sánchez Flores

13

4

4

5

12

14

-2

16

1.23

 

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth v Everton

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (15:00)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Everton wins

Bournemouth goals

Everton goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Bournemouth and Everton have met three times, all in cup competitions and the Toffees have won each match.
  • Everton have lost just two of their last 10 Barclays Premier League matches away from home (W4 D4 L2).
  • Bournemouth have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the top division this campaign (9).
  • Everton have the best chance conversion rate in the Premier League, scoring with one in five of their attempts at goal (20%).
  • All 24 of Everton's goals this season have been from open play, making them the only side in the Premier League yet to score from a set-piece this season.
  • Romelu Lukaku is the fifth player in Premier League history to score 50 goals before turning 23 (along with Fowler, Owen, Rooney & Ronaldo).
  • Lukaku has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League games for the Toffees.
  • The Cherries have scored a league-high five goals in the first 15 minutes of their Premier League games this season.
  • Indeed, a league-high 71% of their goals this season have come in the first-half (10 out of 14).
  • Since the start of last season, only Cesc Fabregas (20) has provided more assists than Matt Ritchie (19) in the top four tiers of English league football.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Everton

Last five games

DLLLL

WDWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

13

2

3

8

14

27

-13

9

0.69

Roberto Martinez

241

76

68

97

299

380

-81

296

1.23

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (15:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Crystal Palace goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 10

1

3

6

9

17

At home: 5

0

1

4

2

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.60

 

  • Newcastle United's 1-0 win at Bournemouth ended a run of 12 Barclays Premier League away games without a win (D2 L10).
  • The Magpies have scored three goals away from home in their last 12 Premier League road trips.
  • Newcastle have lost none of their last 11 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions (W8 D3 L0).
  • Alan Pardew joined Crystal Palace shortly after leaving Newcastle in December 2014. He won 37% of league games as boss of the Magpies. Since he left the Magpies have won 16%.
  • Papiss Cisse has scored in both of his Premier League outings against Crystal Palace.
  • Newcastle have failed to score in seven of their Premier League matches this season, more than any other team in the top flight.
  • 20 of the 27 goals in games involving Crystal Palace the Premier League this season have come in the second-half (74%).
  • Crystal Palace have won only three of their last 11 Premier League home games (W3 D1 L7).
  • Wilfried Zaha has embarked on a league-high 95 dribbles in the Premier League this season, at an average of one every eight minutes 49 seconds.
  • Georginio Wijnaldum has been directly involved in eight of Newcastle's 13 top flight goals this season (six goals, two assists), equating to 62% of the Magpies' total haul.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Newcastle United

Last five games

LWDLL

LWDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

260

99

52

109

322

378

-56

349

1.34

Steve McClaren

203

66

54

83

241

272

-31

252

1.24

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Southampton

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (15:00)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Manchester City goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 22

11

6

5

33

23

At home: 11

6

2

3

19

14

Average Goals scored per Game

2.55

 

  • Raheem Sterling has scored in three of his five Barclays Premier League games against Southampton.
  • Southampton have won just one of the last eight Premier League games against Man City (W1 D2 L5).
  • Saints have won just two of their last 13 Premier League away games (W2 D5 L6), but are unbeaten on the road this season (W2 D4).
  • Manchester City have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League this season (37).
  • Southampton have allowed the fewest shots on target from inside the penalty area against them this season (26).
  • Sergio Aguero is the top-scoring South American player in Premier League history (85 goals).
  • Manchester City have mustered the most shots of any team in the top flight this season (164, not including blocked).
  • City have won just three of their last eight Premier League games (W3 D2 L3).
  • Man City haven't lost back to back Premier League games at home since December 2008.
  • Saints have scored the joint-most headed goals in the top flight this season (6, level with Arsenal and Leicester).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Southampton

Last five games

LDWDW

LWWDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

89

59

14

16

212

88

124

191

2.15

Ronald Koeman

51

23

11

17

73

47

26

80

1.57

 

 

 

 

 

Sunderland v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (15:00)

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Sunderland goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 14

6

4

4

17

10

At home: 7

5

2

0

13

2

Average Goals scored per Game

1.93

 

  • Sunderland have lost just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League matches against Stoke City (W4 D3 L1).
  • This will the seventh different club match-up between Sam Allardyce and Mark Hughes in the Premier League.
  • Mark Hughes and Sam Allardyce are two of only three managers to take charge of five different clubs in the Premier League (the other is Harry Redknapp).
  • Charlie Adam has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against Sunderland.
  • Peter Odemwingie scored on his Premier League debut against Sunderland in August 2010 and netted four in his first four top flight appearances against the Black Cats. However, he has failed to score in his last four games against the Wearsiders.
  • Mark Hughes' side have the lowest chance conversion rate in the top flight this season, netting with just one in 10 of their shots (10%).
  • Stoke City have kept five clean sheets in their last six Premier League matches - this after conceding in each of their eight top flight games prior to this run.
  • There have been just 23 goals scored in Premier League games involving Stoke City this season; fewer than any other side.
  • Jack Butland has the best saves to shots ratio in the Premier League this season (81%).
  • Sam Allardyce has now registered 150 Premier League wins as manager, the fifth-highest haul of victories behind only Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp and David Moyes.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Stoke City

Last five games

WLLWL

WWDLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

442

150

120

172

523

601

-78

570

1.29

Mark Hughes

359

130

98

131

458

459

-1

488

1.36

 

 

 

 

 

Leicester City v Manchester United

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2015 (17:30)

King Power Stadium, Leicester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Leicester City goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 18

2

4

12

16

41

At home: 9

1

2

6

10

25

Average Goals scored per Game

3.17

 

  • In this match, Jamie Vardy will be looking to set the outright Premier League record of consecutive appearances scored in. He is currently on 10 games in a row, tied with Ruud van Nistelrooy (10 in Aug 2003).
  • Manchester United have won 10 of the last 11 Barclays Premier League matches against Leicester City, but the exception was this fixture last season which the Foxes won 5-3.
  • Leicester became the only team in Premier League history to come from two goals down to beat Manchester United in their 5-3 win at the King Power Stadium last season.
  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • The Foxes have recovered more points from losing positions (10) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
  • The Red Devils have lost just one of their last nine Premier League matches (W6 D2 L1).
  • Vardy has now scored 13 goals in the Premier League this season for Leicester, equalling their highest scorer in a single Premier League season (Tony Cottee scored 13 in 1999-00).
  • The Foxes have now scored in 14 successive Premier League matches and are the only side to find the back of the net in all 13 of their PL games this season.
  • The 13 Premier League games involving Leicester City this season have seen 48 goals scored; more than any other side.
  • These two sides met at Filbert Street when Leicester were top of the Premier League back in October 2000, with the Red Devils winning 3-0 on their way to winning the title (the Foxes finished 13th).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Manchester United

Last five games

WWWWD

WWDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

159

84

41

34

290

162

128

293

1.84

Louis van Gaal

51

28

13

10

81

46

35

97

1.90

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

 

 

Sunday 29 November 2015 (12:00)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 46

4

17

25

42

88

At home: 23

4

9

10

28

42

Average Goals scored per Game

2.83

 

 

  • Spurs' 5-3 victory in this fixture on New Year's Day ended a run of nine Premier League games without a win against their London rivals (W0 D5 L4).
  • Eden Hazard has scored in his last three Premier League appearances against Spurs.
  • Chelsea have lost five and won just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League away matches.
  • Chelsea have won just one of their last nine Premier League trips to White Hart Lane (W1 D4 L4).
  • Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his last four Premier League matches.
  • Spurs have fired in more shots on target this season than any other team in the top flight (88).
  • Spurs have lost just two of their last 20 Premier League home matches (W12 D6 L2).
  • The Blues have netted just three goals in their last four Premier League matches.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches. They have never gone 13 unbeaten in the Premier League era and the last time they did in the league was in March 1985 (14 games in total).
  • Cesc Fàbregas has provided 11 Premier League assists against Tottenham Hotspur; five more than against any other Premier League opponent.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea

Last five games

WDWWD

WLLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

105

44

31

30

155

130

25

163

1.55

José Mourinho

209

140

43

26

376

149

227

463

2.22

 

 

 

 

 

West Ham United v West Brom

 

 

Sunday 29 November 2015 (14:05)

Boleyn Ground, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham wins

Draws

West Brom wins

West Ham goals

West Brom goals

Overall: 14

5

6

3

20

17

At home: 7

2

4

1

10

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.64

 

 

  • Six of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings between West Ham and West Brom have ended as draws (West Ham two wins, West Brom one victory).
  • Four of the last five at Upton Park have ended all square (one West Ham win).
  • Saido Berahino has scored in four of his five appearances against West Ham in all competitions.
  • West Ham have used 26 players in the Premier League this season, a figure only Manchester United can match.
  • 65% of the goals West Ham have conceded have come in the first half, the highest proportion in the top division (13 out of 20).
  • The Hammers have gone eight games without a clean sheet and won just two of their last seven Premier League games (W2 D3 L2).
  • Only Aston Villa (34) have fired in fewer shots on target than West Brom this season (39).
  • The Hammers have won just five of their last 16 Premier League games at the Boleyn Ground (W5 D5 L6).
  • The Baggies have won five of their last 10 Premier League away games, losing just three (D2).
  • Manuel Lanzini has scored in each of the last three Premier League matches where he has played the full 90 minutes.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

LDLWW

WLLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

13

6

3

4

24

20

4

21

1.62

Tony Pulis

247

79

69

99

245

315

-70

306

1.24

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool v Swansea City

 

 

Sunday 29 November 2015 (16:15)

Anfield, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Liverpool goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 8

4

3

1

16

7

At home: 4

3

1

0

13

4

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • Liverpool have won five and lost none of the last seven meetings in all competitions with Swansea City.
  • Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W1 D2 L4) and just one of the last nine overall (W1 D3 L5).
  • Liverpool have won 11 and lost none of their 14 league meetings with the Swans at Anfield, scoring an average of 3.3 goals per match and netting four or more in nine of those games.
  • Jonjo Shelvey has found the back of the net in three of the last four meetings between Liverpool and Swansea, scoring twice for the Swans and netting one own goal.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in four Barclays Premier League games against Swansea for Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last five Premier League games at Anfield (W1 D2 L2).
  • Phillippe Coutinho has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances, the same total he managed in his previous 30 games combined.
  • Liverpool have made the most tackles in the top flight this season (315), while Swansea have attempted the fewest (190).
  • 44% of the goals Swansea have conceded have come from set pieces, the highest proportion in the top flight this season (8 out of 18).
  • Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have averaged a goal every six shots so far this season, compared to one every 10 under Brendan Rodgers.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Swansea City

Last five games

WLWDD

DLLWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

5

2

2

1

9

5

4

8

1.60

Garry Monk

65

24

16

25

85

86

-1

88

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

Norwich City v Arsenal

 

 

Sunday 29 November 2015 (16:15)

Carrow Road, Norwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Norwich City goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 14

2

5

7

16

31

At home: 7

1

3

3

5

10

Average Goals scored per Game

3.36

 

 

  • Norwich City have won just one of the last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W1 D5 L7) and lost seven of the last nine.
  • Aaron Ramsey has scored in each of his last two appearances against the Canaries in the Premier League.
  • 10 of the last 11 goals Arsenal have scored against Norwich City in the Premier League have come in the second half.
  • Mesut Ozil has provided an assist in seven consecutive Premier League appearances, a longer consecutive run than any other player in the history of the competition.
  • Ozil now has 11 assists in the Premier League this season, five more than any other player, while no player in the history of the competition can equal that haul after a team's opening 13 games.
  • Arsenal have won 10 and lost just two of their last 13 Premier League away games.
  • The Canaries have won just one of their last eight Premier League games (W1 D2 L5).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances away from home.
  • The Gunners average just 1.6 points per game in November under Arsene Wenger, their worst month. The next worst is August 1.9 and best March 2.22.
  • Norwich have managed just one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, a joint-low total (along with Bournemouth).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Arsenal

Last five games

LWLLL

LDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

13

3

3

7

16

24

-8

12

0.92

Arsène Wenger

727

422

178

127

1368

687

681

1444

1.99

 

 
 
 

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