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Eden Jon 30th Sep 2015 - 20:05

Premier League Opta Facts: 3/4 Oct

 

 

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (12:45)

Selhurst Park, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

West Bromwich Albion wins

Crystal Palace goals

West Bromwich Albion goals

Overall: 6

2

2

2

10

9

At home: 3

2

0

1

6

3

Average Goals scored per Game

3.17

 

  • The six Premier League meetings between these two sides have followed a pattern of a win for Palace, followed by a draw, followed by a win for West Brom. If the pattern is to continue, the Eagles will need to win again.
  • West Brom have only failed to find the back of the net in one of their six Premier League clashes with Crystal Palace.
  • The Baggies have enjoyed just two wins in their last 14 PL trips to London (D5 L7), with their last win in the capital coming against Palace in April 2015 (2-0).
  • West Brom have kept 14 clean sheets in the Premier League in 2015, two more than any other side.
  • This will be Alan Pardew's 26th PL game with Palace, the same number Tony Pulis oversaw at the club in the competition.
  • So far the Eagles have won more games (14 v 11), scored more goals (36 v 26) and averaged more points (1.72 v 1.46) under Alan Pardew than in Tony Pulis' reign at the club.
  • 63% of the points (27/43) that Palace have won under Alan Pardew have come away from home, with almost twice as many victories achieved on the road than at Selhurst Park (nine wins away, five wins at home).
  • 13 of the 16 goals in games featuring the Eagles this season have come after half-time (both scored and conceded).
  • Saido Berahino has scored in consecutive PL appearances for the first time since March, but he hasn't scored in three in a row since October 2014.
  • The Eagles have gone 20 top-flight games without a draw (W11 L9), a current run only Manchester City have gone longer than (21 games).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

WLLWW

LWDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

254

97

51

106

317

372

-55

342

1.35

Tony Pulis

241

76

69

96

239

307

-68

297

1.23

 

 

 

Aston Villa v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (15:00)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Aston Villa goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 14

3

6

5

15

18

At home: 7

1

4

2

7

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.36

 

  • Aston Villa have won just two of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Stoke (D5 L4).
  • Stoke have averaged 1.43 points per game in the PL away at Villa Park. Only away at West Brom have they won more PL points, 2.5 (minimum 5 games).
  • The Villans have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four PL clashes with Stoke and have netted more than once in just one of their last 12 top-tier games against the Potters.
  • Tim Sherwood's team have registered just one victory in their seven Premier League meetings with Stoke at Villa Park, losing the last two (D4).
  • Since August 2013, Rudy Gestede has scored 21 headed goals in league competition; six more than any other player in the English top-four tiers.
  • Mame Biram Diouf has netted five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances.
  • Peter Crouch has scored in his last two top-flight starts against Aston Villa, while overall he has bagged five PL goals versus his former club (only versus Arsenal, Blackburn and Newcastle has he scored more).
  • Aston Villa's last three Premier League games have all ended in defeats by a one-goal margin for the Villans. One more similar loss for Villa will equal the joint-longest such run in PL history (four in a row).
  • This is Stoke's second-worst-ever PL start to a season after seven games, with their six-point haul this season two more than they managed in 2008/09 (when they still finished 12th).
  • Midfielder Ashley Westwood is one game shy of his 100th Premier League appearance for Aston Villa, netting three goals and providing 10 assists so far.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Stoke City

Last five games

LLLDL

WDLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tim Sherwood

42

19

5

18

67

65

2

62

1.48

Mark Hughes

353

126

97

130

454

457

-3

475

1.35

 

 

 

Bournemouth v Watford

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (15:00)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Watford wins

Bournemouth goals

Watford goals

Overall: 0

0

0

0

0

0

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

0.00

 

  • Bournemouth have won just one of their last six league meetings with Watford (D2 L3) and just two of their last 14 (D4 L8).
  • The last four league meetings between the two sides have seen a total of three penalties scored and two red cards.
  • On home soil, the Cherries have now gone two games unbeaten in the league against Watford (W1 D1) after losing four of the five before that (D1).
  • Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in just one of their seven Premier League games this season.
  • The Cherries have lost just one of their last 13 home league games (W7 D5).
  • The Hornets have lost just one of their last 12 league games away from home (W8 D3), netting two or more goals 11 of those fixtures (26 goals in total).
  • Watford's seven top-flight games this season have produced just 11 goals in total (both for and against); a league-low figure.
  • Eddie Howe's side have run further than any other side in the top division this season (817km).
  • Watford have used just two English players in the PL this season (Troy Deeney and Ben Watson) - a league-low figure, while Bournemouth have fielded a divisional-high 13 English players.
  • Watford have posted the lowest chance conversion rate in the top-flight this season (7.9% - five goals from 63 shots).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Watford

Last five games

LWLDW

LWWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

7

2

1

4

9

11

-2

7

1.00

Quique Sánchez Flores

7

2

3

2

5

6

-1

9

1.29

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Newcastle United

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (15:00)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Manchester City goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 32

19

6

7

56

29

At home: 16

11

4

1

34

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.66

 

  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League meetings with Newcastle (W15 D2), their longest-ever run without defeat against a single PL opponent.
  • Indeed, only against Barnsley in between 1898-1987 have the Citizens enjoyed a longer unbeaten run in league meetings against a single opponent (19 successive meetings).
  • The Magpies have failed to score in any of their last five PL matches against the Citizens.
  • Man City have netted two or more goals in each of their last 14 PL clashes with the Magpies (39 scored in total).
  • Manchester City have now lost two Premier League games in a row for only the second time under Manuel Pellegrini. They last lost three consecutive PL fixtures back in November 2008.
  • The Citizens have conceded more goals in their last two Premier League games (6) than they had in their previous 11 combined (4).
  • Newcastle United have won just one of their last 18 Premier League games (D4 L13).
  • The Citizens have gone 21 top-flight games without a draw, the longest current run in the division.
  • David Silva has netted five goals in the Premier League against Newcastle (in 10 apps), more than he has managed against any other side.
  • Steve McClaren has won just two of his last 20 league games as a manager (W2 D9 L9 - seven games at Newcastle, 13 at Derby County).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Newcastle United

Last five games

LLWWW

DLLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

83

56

12

15

198

81

117

180

2.17

Steve McClaren

197

64

53

80

233

258

-25

245

1.24

 

 

 

 

 

Norwich City v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (15:00)

Carrow Road, Norwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Norwich City goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 2

1

0

1

2

2

At home: 1

1

0

0

2

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

  • These sides have met on just two previous occasions in the Premier League, with the two teams earning a home win each back in 1994/95.
  • Leicester have scored nine times in their last three league matches against Norwich City.
  • The Canaries have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 league games against Leicester (W6 D3).
  • Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in his last eight Premier League appearances including in each of his last four matches in the competition (five goals).
  • Wes Hoolahan has provided a league-high five assists so far this season while he has had a hand in six of Norwich's 11 PL goals in 2015/16 (one goal, five assists).
  • Alex Neil's side have suffered just one defeat in their last six Premier League games (W2 D3).
  • However, the Canaries are without a clean sheet in their last 10 league games (excl. playoffs).
  • The Foxes' top-flight games this season have produced a total of 29 goals (both for and against), more than any other team's fixtures in the 2015-16 Premier League so far.
  • Norwich City players have covered less ground in the Premier League this season than any other side (729km).
  • Leicester have netted a joint-high four headed goals in the Premier League this season (level with Southampton).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Leicester City

Last five games

DDWLD

LDWDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

7

2

3

2

11

12

-1

9

1.29

Claudio Ranieri

153

79

40

34

277

156

121

277

1.81

 

 

 

 

 

Sunderland v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (15:00)

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Sunderland goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 26

7

8

11

22

28

At home: 13

5

5

3

14

10

Average Goals scored per Game

1.92

 

  • Sunderland have won just one of their last six Premier League games against the Hammers (D3 L2).
  • West Ham haven't scored more than twice in any of their last 16 league games away to the Black Cats, last scoring three goals against them in 1990 (4-3 loss).
  • Dick Advocaat's first game in charge of Sunderland was the meeting between the two sides in March, losing 1-0 to West Ham. The Dutchman has taken just 14 points from 16 games.
  • West Ham have never won four consecutive away games in the same Premier League season. The last time they did it in the top-flight (within a single season) was in 1985-86.
  • The Black Cats are now on a 10-game winless streak in the Premier League (D4 L6); the longest current run in the competition.
  • West Ham players have made four errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season; more than any other club (Cresswell x2, Noble and Jenkinson).
  • Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 13 goals (four goals, nine assists) in his last 15 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).
  • After keeping three consecutive clean sheets in May, the Black Cats have conceded in each of their last eight Premier League matches.
  • With seven Premier League red cards to his name, Lee Cattermole is just one sending-off away from equalling the all-time record (eight - Duncan Ferguson, Patrick Vieira and Richard Dunne).
  • Alongside Jack Colback, Cattermole has the most bookings in the Premier League since the start of last season (16).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

West Ham United

Last five games

LLLDD

DWWWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Dick Advocaat

16

3

5

8

14

26

-12

14

0.88

Slaven Bilic

7

4

1

2

15

9

6

13

1.86

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Southampton

 

 

Saturday 03 October 2015 (17:30)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Chelsea goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 32

17

8

7

51

31

At home: 16

9

5

2

28

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

  • Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League game to Southampton (W4 D2).
  • Southampton have won one of their last 13 trips to Stamford Bridge, a 4-2 victory for the Saints in January 2002 (D4 L8).
  • Both Premier League meetings between these clubs last season ended with a 1-1 scoreline, with all four goals coming in the first half.
  • Sadio Mané has provided three assists this season in his seven Premier League games, as many as he managed in the whole of 2014/15 (30 games).
  • No Premier League side has scored more headed goals this season than Southampton (4 - level with Leicester), while Chelsea have conceded a league-high five goals from headers.
  • Jay Rodriguez has found the back of the net in two of his last three Premier League appearances against Chelsea and in three of his last five appearances against the Blues in all competitions.
  • Chelsea have conceded 14 goals this season in their seven Premier League games; just one shy of the total goals conceded by the Blues in their first league season under Mourinho (15 in 38 games in 2004-05).
  • Only in 2000/01 did Chelsea have fewer points after seven games (7) than they have accrued this season (8).
  • Ronald Koeman's side are without a win in 10 Premier League away games (D4 L6), the joint-longest current run on the road in the top-flight (along with Newcastle).
  • No side have allowed the opponents more shots on target in the Premier League this season than Chelsea (45), while Southampton have allowed the fewest (17).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Southampton

Last five games

DWLLW

WLDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

José Mourinho

203

138

43

22

370

140

230

457

2.25

Ronald Koeman

45

20

9

16

64

42

22

69

1.53

 

 

 

 

 

Everton v Liverpool

 

 

Sunday 04 October 2015 (13:30)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Everton goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 46

9

18

19

43

61

At home: 23

7

7

9

27

30

Average Goals scored per Game

2.26

 

  • Everton have gone nine league games without a victory against their neighbours Liverpool. They've not gone 10 games without a victory against the Reds since 1984 (a run of 11 games).
  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park, losing 2-0 in October 2010. The last three have ended in draws (W4).
  • This fixture has seen the most red cards shown in Premier League history (20); four more than any other Premier League game.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored five times against Everton in the Premier League. The only club he has more goals against in the competition is Newcastle United (6).
  • Sturridge has the best goals per game rate (0.65) of any Liverpool player in Premier League history, including Fernando Torres (0.64) and Luis Suarez (0.63).
  • Romelu Lukaku has now scored 46 Premier League goals - only four players have reached 50 PL goals before the age of 23 and the Belgian will become the fifth if he scores four more goals this season.
  • In their last six top-flight fixtures, the Toffees have either scored three goals (three times) and failed to score at all (three times).
  • Away from Anfield, Brendan Rodgers' side have registered just one win in their last eight PL games (D3 L4), netting a total of just five goals in the process.
  • A league-high 45% of the Toffees' Premier League goals this season have come in the final 15 minutes of their games this season (a joint-high five goals).
  • Brendan Rodgers has won 52% of his games at Liverpool in the Premier League - one of only 10 managers to have managed 100+ PL games at a club and won more than half of those matches.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Liverpool

Last five games

WDWDL

WDLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

235

74

66

95

286

371

-85

288

1.23

Brendan Rodgers

159

75

40

44

275

201

74

265

1.67

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Manchester United

 

 

Sunday 04 October 2015 (16:00)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Arsenal goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 46

11

14

21

43

66

At home: 23

8

8

7

31

29

Average Goals scored per Game

2.37

 

  • Arsenal have won just one of their last 13 Premier League fixtures against Manchester United (D4 L8).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in four away games against Arsenal - they've never gone five without a loss away to the Gunners in the Premier League era.
  • Arsenal have a lower win percentage against Manchester United in the Premier League (24%) than versus any other opponent in the competition.
  • Wayne Rooney has netted 11 times in 25 Premier League games against Arsenal. The only sides he's scored more goals against in the competition are Newcastle (12) and Aston Villa (13).
  • Rooney scored his first ever Premier League goal (Oct 2002), his first Premier League goal for Man Utd (Oct 2004) and his 100th Premier League goal (Jan 2010) against the Gunners.
  • Arsenal have the two players to have created the most goalscoring chances in the Premier League so far this season; Mesut Ozil (29) and Santi Cazorla (28).
  • Since making his PL debut back in August 2012, Santi Cazorla has provided more Premier League assists than any other player (32).
  • Theo Walcott has netted 12 goals in his last 13 Premier League starts for the Gunners.
  • Louis van Gaal has lost just one of his five meetings with Arsene Wenger (all comps), losing in the FA Cup last season after winning one and drawing one in the PL and winning one and drawing one in the 1999/00 Champions League group stages with Barcelona.
  • Anthony Martial has been directly involved in four goals in his first three Premier League games, netting three and assisting one.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Manchester United

Last five games

WLWWD

WWWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

721

418

177

126

1355

683

672

1431

1.98

Louis van Gaal

45

25

11

9

74

42

32

86

1.91

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Sunday 04 October 2015 (16:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Swansea City goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 8

0

1

7

7

16

At home: 4

0

1

3

4

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.88

 

  • Swansea have taken just one point from their previous eight Premier League games against Spurs, and that was in their first meeting in December 2011.
  • Tottenham have won their last seven Premier League games against Swansea City. They've never won eight consecutive games against an opponent in Premier League history (also seven against Man City between December 2004 and December 2007).
  • The Lilywhites have won three consecutive PL games for the first time since February. They last won four in a row back in January 2014, with the final game in that run also coming against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium (3-1).
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored 15 and assisted 14 in 58 PL games for Swansea compared to his haul of eight goals and four assists in 57 top-flight games with Spurs.
  • The Swans have gone three Premier League games without tasting victory (D1 L2). They last endured a winless streak of four PL games back in January 2015.
  • Garry Monk has never won a Premier League game against Spurs, either as a player (D1 L2) or as a manager (L2).
  • Deli Alli has run further than any other Spurs player in each of their last two Premier League games and his last appearance versus Man City saw him run 13.4km; the second furthest of any Premier League player this season in a game.
  • Swans' captain Ashley Williams has made a league-high 12 blocks this season.
  • Erik Lamela has had a hand in three goals in his last three PL appearances for Spurs (one goal, two assists), the same total he managed in his 14 previous PL games (also one goal, two assists).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

LDLWD

WWWDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Garry Monk

59

23

14

22

79

76

3

83

1.41

Mauricio Pochettino

99

41

28

30

140

124

16

151

1.53

 

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