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Andrew Tibot 4th Feb 2016 - 12:11

Premier League Opta Facts - 6-7 Feb

 

 

Manchester City v Leicester City

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (12:45)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Leicester City wins

Manchester City goals

Leicester City goals

Overall: 9

4

2

3

7

7

At home: 4

1

0

3

2

5

Average Goals scored per Game

1.56

 

o    Manchester City have won 16 of the last 19 Barclays Premier League games at the Etihad (W16 D1 L2).

o    Leicester City have failed to score in the last three Premier League games against Manchester City.

o    Only one team (Everton on 13th January 2016) have stopped Manchester City from scoring in the last 27 competitive matches at the Etihad Stadium.

o    Leicester City have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League away games (W9 D5 L1).

o    Sergio Aguero has scored 12 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Manchester City.

o    On the day of this game, Leicester City will have spent 47 days on top of the Premier League in 2015-16 - only opponents Manchester City have spent longer in first place this season (100 days).

o    Manchester City have won the most points at home this season in the Premier League (28), while Leicester City have won the most away from home (25).

o    Without Jamie Vardy's 18 goals in the Premier League this season, Leicester City would be 18 points worse off.

o    Vardy has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game on eight occasions this season; more often than any other player.

o    Manchester City have made a joint-league high 62 changes to their starting XI in their 24 Premier League games combined this season, while Leicester City have made the fewest (21).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Leicester City

Last five games

WDWDW

WWDWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

100

65

17

18

231

98

133

212

2.12

Claudio Ranieri

170

90

45

35

306

168

138

315

1.85

 

 

 

 

 

Aston Villa v Norwich City

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Norwich City wins

Aston Villa goals

Norwich City goals

Overall: 15

6

5

4

20

16

At home: 7

3

3

1

14

8

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

o    Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six competitive home games against Norwich (W3 D3) and defeated them 4-1 at Villa Park in their last meeting there.

o    Norwich City have won just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L8).

o    Aston Villa have won just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League games at Villa Park (W1 D4 L7), scoring just eight goals in that run.

o    Aston Villa have claimed just seven points at home this season, at least five fewer than any other side in the Premier League.

o    Norwich have allowed more shots on target against them in 2016 than any other team (29).

o    Aston Villa have 13 points after 24 Premier League games this season - each of the four teams to have previously won 14 points or fewer at this stage have ended the season in last place.

o    Norwich City will be looking to win both home and away in a single Premier League season against Aston Villa for the first time since 1992/93.

o    The Canaries are the only Premier League side yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.

o    Remi Garde's side haven't scored a first-half league goal since the start of December (Lescott versus Southampton) and have now gone nine Premier League games without one.

o    Robbie Brady has created more chances than any other Norwich player this season (33) but has only assisted one goal.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Norwich City

Last five games

LDDWL

LLLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Rémi Garde

13

1

6

6

8

20

-12

9

0.69

Alex Neil

24

6

5

13

28

46

-18

23

0.96

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool v Sunderland

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

Anfield, Liverpool

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Sunderland wins

Liverpool goals

Sunderland goals

Overall: 29

17

9

3

40

14

At home: 14

7

7

0

20

6

Average Goals scored per Game

1.86

 

o    Liverpool have won five of their last six Premier League meetings with Sunderland, drawing the other in this run.

o    Sunderland have scored in each of their last seven Premier League away games; their best run in the competition since April 2013.

o    Christian Benteke has scored six goals in seven Premier League appearances against Sunderland.

o    Benteke is two goals away from netting 50 in the Premier League (currently 48), but hasn't scored in his five league appearances since scoring the winner against Sunderland in December.

o    James Milner has scored five Premier League goals against Sunderland, more than versus any other opponent in the competition.

o    Roberto Firmino has scored four goals in his last four Premier League matches for the Reds; this after scoring just once in his opening 17 apps in the competition.

o    Liverpool averaged more points under Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League this season (1.5) than they have under Jurgen Klopp (1.4).

o    Liverpool have won twice as many Premier League away games under Klopp (4) as they have home games (2).

o    Sunderland have the worst points per game average of any current Premier League side in the month of February (0.63).

o    Sunderland have made a league-low 1408 successful passes in the final third of the pitch this season and have the lowest passing accuracy in this area of the pitch (55.7%).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Sunderland

Last five games

LWLDL

LDLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

16

6

4

6

22

24

-2

22

1.38

Sam Allardyce

453

153

121

179

537

622

-85

580

1.28

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle v West Bromwich Albion

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

St. James' Park, Newcastle

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Newcastle United wins

Draws

West Brom wins

Newcastle United goals

West Brom goals

Overall: 19

10

5

4

35

23

At home: 9

6

2

1

20

12

Average Goals scored per Game

3.05

 

o    Georginio Wijnaldum has scored nine goals and assisted one more in 12 Premier League appearances at St James' Park.

o    West Brom have won none of their last six Premier League away trips (W0 D3 L3).

o    Victor Anichebe has netted five Premier League goals against Newcastle, more than against any other team in the competition.

o    West Bromwich Albion have scored 39% of their goals from headers this season, a Premier League-high proportion.

o    The average age of WBA's starting XI in the Premier League this season has been 29 years, 247 days old; the oldest average of all PL teams in 2015-16.

o    The Baggies have scored 42 goals in 42 Premier League matches under Tony Pulis.

o    Since Pulis' first Premier League game in charge of WBA on January 10th 2015, the Baggies have averaged fewer shots on target per game than any other side in the competition (3.3).

o    However, since his first game in charge only Arsenal (19) have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than West Brom (18 - level with Man City).

o    West Brom have had more possession than their opponent in just three of their 24 Premier League games so far this season, but one of these was against Newcastle.

o    Newcastle have gone nine Premier League games without a clean sheet (9), only North East rivals Sunderland are on a longer wait for a shutout than them in the top-flight (10 games).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Newcastle United

West Brom

Last five games

LLWDL

DDLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Steve McClaren

214

69

56

89

253

291

-38

263

1.23

Tony Pulis

258

81

75

102

256

329

-73

318

1.23

 

 

 

 

Stoke City v Everton

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

Britannia Stadium, Stoke

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Stoke City wins

Draws

Everton wins

Stoke City goals

Everton goals

Overall: 15

5

5

5

17

19

At home: 7

2

4

1

9

6

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

o    Stoke City have won five and lost just two of their last nine Barclays Premier League games at home (W5 D2 L2).

o    Everton have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League away games, but seven of these have ended in a draw (W4 D7 L1).

o    Gerard Deulofeu has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Stoke.

o    The last goal of the game in three of the last four Premier League matches between Stoke and Everton has been a penalty and on all three occasions changed the result.

o    Peter Crouch could make his 400th Premier League appearance in this match and will become the 25th different Englishman to reach this landmark.

o    Stoke have won a league-low one point in games that they have conceded the first goal in this season (10 games, W0 D1 L9).

o    The Potters have failed to score in any of their last three Premier League games - they haven't gone four top-flight games in a row without scoring since March 1985 (eight games).

o    Ross Barkley has now scored eight league goals this season, more than he has managed in any Premier League campaign in his career.

o    Barkley is also the leading English player for assists in the Premier League this season (7), though his last one came against Stoke in December.

o    Jonathan Walters could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match - 195 of the previous 199 have come for Stoke.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Stoke City

Everton

Last five games

LLDWL

WLDDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mark Hughes

370

134

100

136

471

475

-4

502

1.36

Roberto Martinez

252

78

74

100

318

398

-80

308

1.22

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea City v Crystal Palace

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Swansea City wins

Draws

Crystal Palace wins

Swansea City goals

Crystal Palace goals

Overall: 5

1

3

1

4

3

At home: 2

0

2

0

2

2

Average Goals scored per Game

1.40

 

o    Swansea City have kept three clean sheets in their last four Barclays Premier League matches at Liberty Stadium.

o    Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last three Premier League away trips.

o    The Eagles have won just one of the last nine league meetings with Swansea (W1 D4 L4).

o    Crystal Palace have only scored three goals in five Premier League meetings with Swansea and two of them have been penalties.

o    Crystal Palace have won just two points and scored just two goals in their last seven Premier League matches, one of which was an own goal.

o    The Swans have netted 57% of their goals in the first half of games this season, the highest proportion in the top flight.

o    Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances for Swansea City.

o    Emmanuel Adebayor has scored on his first Premier League start for all three of his previous clubs (Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur).

o    Swansea are unbeaten in three Premier League games (W2 D1) - they haven't gone four games without a defeat in a row since their opening four games of the season.

o    Crystal Palace are the only team in the top four tiers of English football yet to register a single point in 2016.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Swansea City

Crystal Palace

Last five games

DWWLL

LLLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Francesco Guidolin

2

1

1

0

3

2

1

4

2.00

Alan Pardew

271

102

55

114

333

394

-61

361

1.33

 

 

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (15:00)

White Hart Lane, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Watford wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Watford goals

Overall: 5

3

2

0

10

3

At home: 2

2

0

0

7

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.60

 

o    Tottenham have lost just four of their last 25 Premier League games at White Hart Lane (W14 D7 L4), but two of these have come since the start of December.

o    Watford have not won any of their last eight meetings with Spurs in all competitions (W0 D2 L6).

o    Spurs have recovered more points than any other team in the Premier League from losing positions this season (14).

o    Watford have recovered just two points from losing positions this season, which is fewer than any other side.

o    Mauricio Pochettino's side have allowed fewer shots on target against them in 2016 than any other team in the Premier League (13 in five games).

o    Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances - this after scoring just three in his 17 league apps prior to this run.

o    Without Harry Kane's 15 Premier League goals this season, Tottenham Hotspur would be one point worse off.

o    Son Heung-Min's two Premier League goals this season - one of which was a winner against Watford in December - have won Spurs four points.

o    The Hornets have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games.

o    Odion Ighalo has been directly involved in seven of Watford's last 11 Premier League goals (scoring six and assisting another).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Watford

Last five games

WWWLD

DWLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

116

50

34

32

175

138

37

184

1.59

Quique Sánchez Flores

24

9

6

9

27

26

1

33

1.38

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton v West Ham United

 

 

Saturday 06 February 2016 (17:30)

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Southampton wins

Draws

West Ham United wins

Southampton goals

West Ham United goals

Overall: 27

8

7

12

31

38

At home: 13

5

6

2

15

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.56

 

o    Southampton have kept three consecutive clean sheets on home soil in the Premier League - they last kept four in a row there in October 2013.

o    After winning four of their first five Premier League away games this season (W4 D1 L0), West Ham have won just one of the last seven on the road (W1 D3 L3).

o    Saints have won just one of the last eight Premier League games with West Ham (W1 D4 L3).

o    The last four Premier League meetings between Southampton and West Ham at St Mary's have ended as draws.

o    West Ham haven't won both home and away against Southampton in the same league season since 2000/01.

o    West Ham have conceded just 36% of their goals shipped in the second half of games, the lowest proportion in the top flight.

o    Fraser Forster has saved all 12 shots that he's faced in his four Premier League appearances since his comeback from injury and is yet to concede a goal in these matches. He has kept 17 clean sheets in 34 Premier League games for Southampton, averaging one every other game for the club.

o    Southampton have kept four clean sheets in a row in the Premier League - they last kept five in a row back in March 2001 (seven in a row).

o    The Hammers have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games (W4 D6 L1).

o    Enner Valencia has been directly involved in five of West Ham's last seven goals in the Premier League, scoring four and assisting another.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Southampton

West Ham United

Last five games

DWWWL

WDLWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Ronald Koeman

62

27

13

22

86

57

29

94

1.52

Slaven Bilic

24

10

9

5

38

28

10

39

1.63

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth v Arsenal

 

 

Sunday 07 February 2016 (13:30)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Bournemouth goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 1

0

0

1

0

2

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

o    Bournemouth have only played Arsenal twice before losing both games and failing to score in either (conceding five).

o    Arsenal have won just one of their last six Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D3 L2).

o    The Gunners haven't gone five Premier League games without a win since August 2011.

o    If Arsenal fail to score, it will be four Premier League matches without a goal for the first time since February 2009 and equal their longest run without a goal in the competition.

o    Arsenal have dropped seven points from winning positions away from home, more than any other team on the road.

o    Bournemouth have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the top flight (14).

o    Eddie Howe's side have scored a league-high tally (8) and proportion (28%) of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.

o    Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances for Bournemouth.

o    Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top scorer in the Premier League this season (5), yet hasn't played since the end of September.

o    Mesut Özil is awaiting his first Premier League assist of 2016 despite creating 18 chances for his teammates. Only Spurs' Christian Eriksen has created more in 2016 than the German (22).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

Arsenal

Last five games

WDWLD

DLDDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

24

7

7

10

29

39

-10

28

1.17

Arsène Wenger

738

427

182

129

1382

698

684

1463

1.98

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea v Manchester United

 

 

Sunday 07 February 2016 (16:00)

Stamford Bridge, London

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Chelsea wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Chelsea goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 47

16

18

13

61

58

At home: 23

10

8

5

34

26

Average Goals scored per Game

2.53

 

o    Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Manchester United (W3 D3).

o    Manchester United have lost more often to Chelsea than any other opponent in the Premier League era (16 times).

o    Man Utd have won just one of their last 13 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge (W1 D4 L8).

o    Chelsea have drawn their last three Barclays Premier League games at Stamford Bridge - they have never drawn four in a row on home soil in the history of the competition.

o    There have been four red cards shown in the last five Premier League games between these two teams played at Stamford Bridge.

o    Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances; more than he had managed in his previous 25 apps in the competition (4). Rooney has been involved in eight of the Red Devils last 10 league goals (five goals, three assists).

o    Juan Mata has gone 12 games without registering a goal or assist, his longest spell without a goal involvement in his Premier League career.

o    Chelsea are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, going without a defeat in eight league matches now (W3 D5 L0). Despite this, they still haven't recorded back-to-back wins in the league this season.

o    Guus Hiddink is unbeaten in his last five competitive contests with Dutch compatriot Louis Van Gaal, winning four and drawing one.

o    The Chelsea boss has lost just one Premier League game in his 20 matches at the club (W13 D6 L1).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Chelsea

Manchester United

Last five games

DWDDW

WLWDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Guus Hiddink

20

13

6

1

35

16

19

45

2.25

Louis van Gaal

62

31

17

14

93

58

35

110

1.77

 

 
 
 

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