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Andrew Tibot 27th Apr 2016 - 9:02

Premier League Opta Facts - 30 Apr - 2 May

 

 

Everton v Bournemouth

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (15:00)

Goodison Park, Liverpool

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Everton goals

Bournemouth goals

Overall: 1

0

1

0

3

3

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

6.00

 

o    Everton have never lost against Bournemouth in the five matches they have played in all competitions (W4 D1).

o    The five meetings between the Cherries and the Toffees have averaged four goals per game.

o    Romelu Lukaku has scored in both of his appearances against Bournemouth this season, once in the Premier League and once in the FA Cup.

o    Lukaku has gone five Premier League appearances without a goal - he hasn't gone six in a row without a goal since January 2015 (eight in a row).

o    Bournemouth mustered 10 shots on target against Everton back in November, the most they have ever managed in a single Premier League match.

o    The two latest goals in the Premier League this season have been scored against Everton including Junior Stanislas' late equaliser for Bournemouth in the reverse fixture back in November (97:13).

o    Ross Barkley hasn't scored or assisted a single goal in any of his last 10 Premier League appearances for Everton.

o    Everton are winless in seven Premier League matches (W0 D3 L4) - they haven't gone eight without a win in the competition since December 1999 under Walter Smith.

o    Bournemouth have lost their last two Premier League games and haven't lost three in a row in the competition since November (four in a row).

o    Eddie Howe's side have lost just one of their last seven Premier League away matches (W3 D3 L1).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Bournemouth

Last five games

LDDDL

LLWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

262

80

77

105

328

412

-84

317

1.21

Eddie Howe

35

11

8

16

42

61

-19

41

1.17

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (15:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Newcastle United goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 11

6

3

2

18

14

At home: 5

2

2

1

8

7

Average Goals scored per Game

2.91

 

o    The meeting earlier this season was the first time since March 1998 that Newcastle had lost against Crystal Palace in all competitions (W8 D3).

o    Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has scored in all three of his Barclays Premier League matches against Crystal Palace.

o    Emmanuel Adebayor has scored six goals and assisted six more in his last nine Premier League games against Newcastle United. He jointly holds the Premier League record for most assists in a single game (four for Spurs v Newcastle - February 2012).

o    Crystal Palace have won the fewest Premier League games in 2016 so far (1).

o    The Magpies have won more points in their last three Premier League games (5) than they did in their previous 10 (4).

o    Newcastle are unbeaten in their last three games (W1 D2 L0) and they haven't gone four games unbeaten in the Premier League since Alan Pardew's tenure (six games in Oct-Nov 2014).

o    Crystal Palace have won six competitive matches in 2016, but five of these have come in the FA Cup and only one in the Premier League.

o    Palace have won a joint-league low tally of eight points in the Premier League in 2016, alongside already relegated Aston Villa.

o    The Eagles haven't won a Premier League away game since December 19th 2015 - they have picked up just five points in nine road trips since (W0 D5 L4).

o    Just 54.9% of the passes that Newcastle have made this season in the Premier League have been in the opposition half; a league-low.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

Crystal Palace

Last five games

DDWLL

LDDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rafael Benítez

261

142

64

55

432

220

212

490

1.88

Alan Pardew

282

103

60

119

344

410

-66

369

1.31

 

 

 

 

Stoke City v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (15:00)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Stoke City goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 15

4

4

7

10

19

At home: 7

4

2

1

8

4

Average Goals scored per Game

1.93

 

o    Sunderland have lost just one of their last nine Premier League meetings with Stoke (W5 D3 L1).
Stoke have won five and lost just one of their last eight league meetings with Sunderland at home (W5 D2 L1).

o    The Black Cats have failed to score in four of their last seven away league trips to Stoke, netting just four goals in total in this period.

o    Sunderland have allowed their opponents a league-high 200 shots on target in the Premier League this season.

o    Stoke have lost their last three Premier League matches - they haven't lost four in a row since February 2012.

o    Stoke's last three Premier League games have seen them concede 12 goals and score just once.

o    Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four Premier League games, including in each of their last two. They haven't kept three in a row in the top-flight since May 2015.

o    However, the Black Cats have also failed to score in three of their last four Premier League matches.

o    Jermain Defoe is enjoying his best goalscoring season in the Premier League (13 goals) since 2009-10 at Tottenham Hotspur (18 goals). This is his highest tally of away goals in a single Premier League season, however (10 goals).

o    Jack Butland saved 74% of shots this season in the Premier League prior to his injury, but his replacements Shay Given and Jakob Haugaard have saved just 33% of shots combined.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Sunderland

Last five games

LLLDW

DWLDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

381

138

102

141

484

498

-14

516

1.35

Sam Allardyce

463

155

127

181

548

632

-84

592

1.28

 

 

 

 

 

Watford v Aston Villa

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (15:00)

Vicarage Road, Watford

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Watford goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 5

1

1

3

3

9

At home: 2

0

1

1

0

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

o    Watford will be looking to secure two league wins in a single season against Aston Villa for the first time since 1969-70.

o    Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league games against Watford, but shipped three goals in their Premier League meeting earlier this season at Villa Park (2-3).

o    The Hornets have lost just one of their previous eight league meetings against Aston Villa at Vicarage Road (W4 D3 L1); this coming in August 1999.

o    After Odion Ighalo (14) and Troy Deeney (9), 'own goals' is Watford's third top goalscorer in the Premier League this season (3). One of those OG's was Alan Hutton's in the reverse fixture.

o    Odion Ighalo has averaged a goal every 1200 mins in the Premier League since New Year (1 in 1200 mins), compared to a goal every 122 mins before January 1st (13 goals in 1591 mins).

o    Heurelho Gomes (11 clean sheets) needs one more clean sheet this season in the Premier League to equal his best ever tally in the English top-flight (12 for Spurs in both 2008-09 and 2009-10).

o    Watford have won 13 points from their last 17 Premier League matches (W3 D4 L10), compared to a tally of 28 in their first 17 PL games of 2015-16 (W8 D4 L5).

o    Troy Deeney has been involved in a league-high 408 aerial duels this season, also winning the most (210).

o    Aston Villa have lost 10 successive league matches - their longest sequence of league defeats since May 1963 (11 in a row).

o    Villa have lost 25 Premier League games this season - the record tally of defeats in a single Premier League season is 29; set by Derby in 2007-08, Sunderland in 2005-06 and Ipswich in 1994-95.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Aston Villa

Last five games

LWDLL

LLLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

34

11

8

15

33

40

-7

41

1.21

Eric Black

6

0

0

6

4

15

-11

0

0.00

 

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (15:00)

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Brom wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

West Brom goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 15

3

7

5

18

21

At home: 7

2

2

3

9

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.60

 

o    Seven of the last 10 Barclays Premier League meetings between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham have ended in a draw.

o    West Ham have lost just two of their last 11 league away trips to West Brom (W5 D4 L2).

o    Andy Carroll has scored six goals in his last six competitive appearances for West Ham United.

o    Over half of Andy Carroll's 23 Premier League goals for the Hammers have been scored with his head (12 - 52%).

o    Dimitri Payet has created 102 goalscoring chances for West Ham this season; more than twice as many as any other West Ham player.

o    Payet (102) has created 75 more chances for his teammates than Darren Fletcher (27), who is West Brom's most creative player this season in the Premier League.

o    West Ham United have seen a league-high nine opposition players sent off in the Premier League this season.

o    WBA have played 21.8% of their passes long in the Premier League this season; a higher proportion than any other side.

o    West Bromwich Albion have crafted a league-low 169 goalscoring attempts from open play this season.

o    14 of the 18 Premier League goals that Saido Berahino has scored since the start of last season have come at the Hawthorns (78%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United

Last five games

DLLLD

WDDDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

269

84

78

107

265

341

-76

330

1.23

Slaven Bilic

34

14

14

6

57

43

14

56

1.65

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenal v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 30 April 2016 (17:30)

Emirates Stadium, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Arsenal goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 15

7

6

2

32

17

At home: 7

4

2

1

21

11

Average Goals scored per Game

3.27

 

o    Arsenal have won eight of their last 12 league home games against the Canaries (W8 D3 L1).

o    Just one of the last 14 league meetings between these two clubs has ended in a Norwich City win. They have lost seven and drawn six against the Gunners in this period.

o    This game will be Arsene Wenger's 750th Premier League match in charge of Arsenal - only Sir Alex Ferguson (810) has managed more in the competition.

o    Mesut Ozil has now gone eight successive Premier League appearances without an assist, despite having a league-high 18 in total this season.

o    Ozil has created a league-high 137 goalscoring chances for team-mates this season in the top-flight, more than any other player in a single Premier League campaign since 2003/04.

o    Olivier Giroud has now gone 14 Premier League games without scoring, his longest goal-drought in the competition.

o    Arsenal have failed to win seven Premier League games that they have led in at some point this season (D5 L2); their highest tally since 2004-05 (also seven games).

o    No team in the Premier League has a lower scoring top scorer than Norwich City this season - Redmond and Mbokani (five goals).

o    Arsenal have made the most touches in the opposition box this season (1158), while opponents Norwich City have made the fewest (569).

o    Of players to have had 10+ clear cut chances in the Premier League this season, Norwich striker Cameron Jerome has the worst conversion rate of these chances (2/12 - 16.7%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Norwich City

Last five games

DWDDW

LLWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

749

432

186

131

1403

710

693

1482

1.98

Alex Neil

34

8

7

19

35

60

-25

31

0.91

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Liverpool

 

 

Sunday 01 May 2016 (12:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Swansea City goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 9

1

3

5

7

17

At home: 4

1

2

1

3

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.67

 

o    Swansea City have won just one of their nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W1 D3 L5), losing the last four in a row.

o    Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in four Premier League starts for Liverpool against Swansea.

o    Sturridge has scored in six of his last seven Premier League appearances (six goals), including each of the last four.

o    Swansea City's last five Premier League home wins have all been by a 1-0 scoreline.

o    Liverpool have scored 17 goals in their last six Premier League away games.

o    The Swans have kept six clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches at Liberty Stadium.

o    Swansea didn't manage a single shot on target when they visited Anfield back in November, losing 0-1.

o    The Swans have converted just 31% of their clear-cut chances in the Premier League this season; a league-low.

o    Liverpool have lost a league-high 19 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season.

o    Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored the most goals (11), had the most shots on target (30) and created the most goalscoring chances (54) for Swansea in the Premier League this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Liverpool

Last five games

LLWDW

DWWWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Francesco Guidolin

13

5

3

5

14

19

-5

18

1.38

Jürgen Klopp

26

12

7

7

50

35

15

43

1.65

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester United v Leicester City

 

 

Sunday 01 May 2016 (14:05)

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Manchester United goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 19

12

5

2

42

17

At home: 9

6

2

1

16

6

Average Goals scored per Game

3.11

 

o    After winning nine Premier League games in a row against Leicester, the Red Devils have now won just one of their last three against the Foxes (D1 L1).

o    Leicester City have now won 22 league games this season - their highest tally in a top-flight season, overtaking both 1928-29 and 1965-66 (21 wins).

o    Manchester United need to win five points in their remaining four league games to equal their lowest points tally in a Premier League campaign (64 in 2013-14).

o    Claudio Ranieri has won just two of his previous nine Premier League matches as a manager against Manchester United (W2 D5 L2); these coming in December 2001 and November 2003 as Chelsea boss.

o    Coming in to this matchday, Riyad Mahrez is the only player to have reached double figures for both goals (17) and assists (11) in the Premier League this season.

o    Wayne Rooney has currently scored 99 Premier League goals at Old Trafford - the only player to have scored 100+ at a single ground in the competition is Thierry Henry at Highbury (114).

o    Leicester are one of just three clubs which Wayne Rooney has faced with Man Utd in the top-flight without scoring (also Blackpool and Derby). He did, however, score two in the PL versus the Foxes for Everton.

o    Rooney only has seven Premier League goals this season - he's only failed to reach double figures in two league campaigns; 2002-03 at Everton (6) and 2003-04 at Everton (9).

o    If they win this match, Leicester City will become the first team to win their first top-flight league title in England since Nottingham Forest in 1977-78.

o    Leicester City could become the 24th different team to win the English top-flight league title, doing so against the team that has won the most top-flight titles in England (Manchester United - 20).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

Leicester City

Last five games

WWLWW

WDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

72

37

18

17

104

67

37

129

1.79

Claudio Ranieri

181

98

47

36

325

175

150

341

1.88

 

 

 

Southampton v Manchester City

 

 

Sunday 01 May 2016 (16:30)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Southampton goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 23

5

6

12

24

36

At home: 11

2

4

5

9

14

Average Goals scored per Game

2.61

 

o    Southampton have won just one of their last nine Premier League games versus Manchester City (W1 D2 L6).

o    Raheem Sterling has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League matches against Southampton (three goals, two assists).

o    Joe Hart could make his 300th Premier League appearance in this match and would be the sixth English goalkeeper to reach this landmark in the competition.

o    Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last five Premier League appearances, but has never scored in six in a row in the competition.

o    Southampton have fired in the most open play crosses in the Premier League this season (654) and have scored the most headed goals (14).

o    Virgil van Dijk has won 74% of his 206 aerial duels in the Premier League this season; the highest ratio of any player to have been involved in 100+ aerials.

o    This is now Shane Long's best goalscoring season in the Premier League (9 goals) and the Irish striker has had a hand in eight goals in his last eight league appearances (four goals, four assists).

o    Sadio Mane has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games for Southampton; this after a run of 19 league apps without scoring.

o    Man City have conceded a goal every 78 minutes without Vincent Kompany on the pitch this season, compared to a goal conceded every 180 minutes when he has been on the pitch (incl. injury time).

o    Kevin De Bruyne has created the most goalscoring chances for Man City this season in the Premier League (71) despite appearing in only 23 of their 35 games.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

Manchester City

Last five games

WDWLW

WDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

73

33

15

25

103

70

33

114

1.56

Manuel Pellegrini

111

70

19

22

251

109

142

229

2.06

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

Monday 02 May 2016 (20:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Chelsea goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 47

25

18

4

88

42

At home: 23

15

8

0

46

14

Average Goals scored per Game

2.77

 

o    Chelsea have not lost a league home game against Tottenham Hotspur since February 1990; winning 17 and drawing eight of their 25 meetings at Stamford Bridge since.

o    Tottenham have lost 25 Premier League games against Chelsea; only against Manchester United (31) have they suffered more in the competition.

o    The Blues lost their last Premier League home game against Manchester City - they haven't lost two in a row in the competition at Stamford Bridge since November 2011.

o    Spurs have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League London derbies (W5 D4 L1).

o    Tottenham Hotspur have attempted 131 more shots on target than they have allowed their opponents this season (236 v 105); the biggest differential by a Premier League side in 2015-16.

o    Chelsea have currently suffered 199 defeats in the Premier League (in 920 matches).

o    Tottenham have currently lost 199 Premier League away matches (460 played overall).

o    Cesc Fabregas now has 95 assists in the Premier League - only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have more in the history of the competition.

o    Harry Kane is two goals away from scoring 50 Premier League goals - if he does it in this game then he'll be the 8th quickest player to 50 goals in the competition (in his 84th app).

o    Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in his last 14 Premier League appearances for Spurs.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

WLLWD

DWWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Guus Hiddink

30

18

9

3

56

28

28

63

2.10

Mauricio Pochettino

127

57

37

33

196

145

51

208

1.64

 

 
 
 

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