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Nic Ladds 8th May 2009 - 7:19

Premier League Opta Facts: 9-11 May

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Premier League Opta Facts – May 9-11

Saturday 9 May

 

Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth

  • Only one of the 11 Premier League games between Pompey and Rovers has ended as a draw.
  • Eight of the 10 victories have been by a one-goal margin.
  • Rovers have only lost one of the nine home Premier League matches under Sam Allardyce.
  • Portsmouth have won none of their last 11 Premier League away games.
  • Pompey have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches.
  • Paul Hart has lost only three games since taking over – to Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea.
  • Pompey have drawn none of their 12 Premier League games against teams from the north west this season.

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Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland

  • Djibril Cisse has scored in both games for Sunderland against Bolton this season – a 4-1 league defeat and a 2-1 FA Cup victory.
  • Matt Taylor has scored four goals in four Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • The Trotters are quick starters having bagged nine goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches – more than any other side.
  • Sunderland have failed to score in six of their last 10 Premier League matches and scored just one goal in each of the other four.
  • Bolton have won just one of their last eight Premier League matches.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last 10 Premier League outings.
  • Bolton have only lost one of eight games against teams in the current bottom eight of the table.

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Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

  • None of the last six meetings between Spurs and Everton has ended as a home win and five have been away victories.
  • Spurs have won three of their last four trips to Goodison Park and kept three clean sheets in those four matches.
  • Spurs have kept only one clean sheet in 17 away Premier League games this season – the joint-fewest in the division.
  • Spurs have won seven away games in the Premier League at Goodison Park – they have only won more often away at Manchester City.
  • Everton haven’t won back to back league games since January.
  • Spurs have won four of their last six league games all by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Tottenham also took the lead in the other two games but lost both.

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Fulham v Aston Villa

  • In the last eight games between Fulham and Villa, six have been draws and the other two saw the team who scored first go on to lose 2-1.
  • Villa have taken just one point from their last four league away games, conceding 11 goals – this followed a run of seven consecutive wins on the road.
  • 34% of the goals Villa have conceded have come in the final 15 minutes of games – the highest percentage in the top division.
  • Villa ended a run of nine league games without a win or a clean sheet when they beat Hull on Monday night.
  • Villa have drawn the fewest away games this season (1), but conversely have drawn the most on home soil (9).

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Hull City v Stoke City

  • The last four league meetings between Stoke and Hull have all ended 1-1.
  • The home side has not won any of the last seven league meetings between the Potters and the Tigers.
  • 76% of Stoke’s goals have been scored in the second half – the highest percentage in the top flight.
  • The Tigers have only won two of their last 26 Premier League matches and have lost the last four in a row.
  • Phil Brown’s men have not won any of their last nine home league matches
  • Hull have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League home matches.
  • Hull took 20 points from their first nine games – they have only taken 14 more from the last 26 matches.

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West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

  • The last five meetings between West Brom and Wigan have all been won by a one-goal margin.
  • There have been 12 games in all competitions between West Brom and Wigan with five wins apiece and two draws.
  • Chris Brunt has scored four goals in his last four Premier League outings.
  • Wigan have failed to score in nine of their last 14 Premier League matches and only more than once in one of the last 16 games.
  • West Brom have won only one of their last 13 Premier League matches.
  • In these teams' last two meetings at The Hawthorns, the scorer of the first goal has gone on to lose the match.
  • Wigan have only won two of their last 14 Premier League matches.

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West Ham United v Liverpool

  • Liverpool have won nine and lost only one of their last 12 Premier League games against West Ham – but that defeat occurred on their last visit to Upton Park.
  • The Hammers have scored one goal or none in each of their last 15 Premier League meetings with Liverpool.
  • The Reds have scored 26 goals in their last eight Premier League matches and taken 22 points from those games.
  • Former Hammer Yossi Benayoun has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances for 'Pool.
  • Liverpool have recouped 22 points from losing positions this season – more than any other team.
  • Liverpool have scored in the last five minutes in six of their last seven league games.
  • West Ham have won none of their nine games against the top five teams this season.

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Sunday 10 May

Manchester United v Manchester City

  • Robinho has scored in his last three Premier League matches.
  • The last four league meetings between these rivals have all been decided by a one-goal margin.
  • 72% of the goals Man City have conceded have come after the break – the highest percentage in the top division.
  • United have won 20, drawn one and lost one of 22 games at Old Trafford since losing to City in February last year.
  • City have won their last three Premier League games – they haven’t won four in a row in the top flight since November 1992.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances at Old Trafford.
  • City have not kept a Premier League clean sheet in their last five outings, conceding nine goals along the way.

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Arsenal v Chelsea

  • The Gunners have only been able to win two of their last 13 competitive matches against Chelsea.
  • Didier Drogba has managed seven goals in his last six appearances against Arsene Wenger’s side.
  • Of the last 17 meetings in all competitions, there have been five draws and 11 have been won by a one-goal margin.
  • In the last seven meetings, the team scoring first has won only once, there have been two draws and four comeback wins.
  • The Gunners have kept nine clean sheets in their last 10 home league games and it is 12 hours and 48 minutes since Arsenal last conceded a goal at the Emirates.
  • Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last eight league matches.
  • Chelsea have only lost one game from a winning position this season – versus Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

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Monday 11 May

Newcastle United v Middlesbrough

  • Seven of the last nine meetings and the last four in a row between Boro and Newcastle have ended as draws.
  • Mark Viduka has scored five goals in his last four starts against Middlesbrough.
  • Middlesbrough have failed to score in 13 of their last 18 Premier League games.
  • Both Boro and Newcastle have failed to score in their last three respective Premier League games.
  • The Magpies have won only one of their last 17 Premier League matches and none of the last 10.
  • Middlesbrough have scored only nine goals away from home – fewer than any other team.
  • Gareth Southgate’s side have only won one of their seven games against other teams in the current bottom five.

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