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Rupert Wyman 17th Mar 2011 - 21:04

Premier League Opta Facts - March 19th - 20th

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions against Wolves.
  • Villa have only kept one clean sheet in their last 19 Premier League matches.
  • Ashley Young has won five penalties, more than any other player in the Premier League this season.
  • Wolves have won just one of their last 17 Premier League away matches.
  • Mick McCarthy's side have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League away matches.
  • Aston Villa have dropped more points (21) from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Only Blackburn (0) have recovered fewer points from losing positions than Aston Villa (2).

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Blackburn Rovers v Blackpool

  • Blackburn are the only team in the Premier League who have not recovered any points from a game where they have been trailing this season.
  • Blackburn have lost four and won none of their last five Premier League matches.
  • Rovers have failed to score in their last two Premier League games at Ewood Park and another blank would equal their worst home run without a goal in the Premier League.
  • Blackpool have won only one of their last nine Premier League matches.
  • Only two of Blackpool's last 16 Premier League opponents have stopped them from scoring.
  • Blackburn have conceded the most goals in the second half, both in total (36) and proportionately (72%) in the Premier League this term.
  • Ian Holloway's side have shipped 19 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season; more than any other side in the Premier League.

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Everton v Fulham

  • Everton have not had any players booked in six of their last eight Premier League games against Fulham and only one in the each of the other two.
  • Everton have won their last 17 home league games against Fulham and all nine in the Premier League era.
  • Fulham have won only one of their last 32 Premier League away games.
  • The Londoners have only lost one of their last nine Premier League matches, but that came on Merseyside against Liverpool.
  • If the Premier League only counted the second half of games this season, Fulham would be fourth with 45 points.
  • Fulham have conceded a league-low proportion of their goals in the second half of Premier League games this term (39%).

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Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers

  • Manchester United have not lost three Premier league games in a row since December 2001.
  • Javier Hernandez has scored 10 goals from just 14 shots on target in the Premier League this season.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in eight Premier League games for Manchester United against Bolton.
  • Bolton have won just one of their last 16 Premier League games against Man Utd.
  • Man Utd have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven Premier League matches.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson's side have not conceded a first half goal at Old Trafford in the Premier League since April 2010.
  • Bolton have lost only one of their last five Premier League matches.

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Stoke City v Newcastle United

  • The Potters are the only team not to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League match this season.
  • Stoke have earned 10 points from a possible 12 at the Britannia Stadium in 2011.
  • Stoke have won just one of their last seven Premier League games.
  • The Potters have failed to score in five of those seven league matches.
  • Newcastle have won only one of their last eight Premier League games.
  • Stoke have won one and lost none of the three Premier League meetings with Newcastle.
  • Stoke have scored the highest proportion of goals in the second half of games this season in the Premier League (78%).

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Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

  • Demba Ba has scored four goals in his three Premier League starts for West Ham.
  • Tottenham have recouped more points (21) from losing positions than any other team in the top flight.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored in four of his last six Premier League games for Spurs against West Ham.
  • West Ham have won just one of their last nine Premier League London derbies away from home and lost six of the last seven.
  • Spurs have lost just one of their last 24 Premier League home matches.
  • Only one visiting team has scored more than once in a game in the last 29 Premier League matches at White Hart Lane.
  • The Hammers have lost just one of their last six Premier League games.
  • Avram Grant's men have conceded 12 goals in the 15 minutes before half time, the most by any side in this period.

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West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

  • Arsenal have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games.
  • Samir Nasri has scored three goals in three Premier League games against West Brom.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games.
  • Arsenal have scored 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches, more than any other team.
  • Arsenal are the only team not to concede in the opening 15 minutes of a games this season.
  • West Brom have shipped a joint-division high eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
  • The Baggies have lost just one of their last six Premier League matches.
  • Arsenal have netted a league-high 12 goals in the 15 minute period after the half-time break this season.

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Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City

  • Wigan have the worst conversion rate in the Premier League, scoring with just 10% of their shots.
  • Wigan have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches.
  • It is 12 games since Wigan last kept a clean sheet in the Premier League.
  • Wigan were the last team that Birmingham City scored more than two goals against in a Premier League match, when they won 3-2 at the then JJB Stadium. Since then they have gone 51 games without doing so.
  • Birmingham have scored only 13 goals from open play this season in the Premier League; fewer than any other side.
  • Eight of the last 11 Premier League goals that Birmingham have scored have arrived in the second half of matches.

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Chelsea v Manchester City

  • Carlos Tevez has scored six goals in his last five Premier League games against Chelsea.
  • After winning only two of the first 24 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, Man City have won the last three in a row.
  • Chelsea have only won three of their last seven Premier League games at Stamford Bridge and haven't won back to back league fixtures since November.
  • Chelsea and City have won a joint-high eight penalties each this season in the Premier League.
  • Argentine striker Tevez has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions in the Premier League this term; more often than any other player.
  • Roberto Mancini's side have scored the lowest proportion of goals in the second half of Premier League games this term (44%).

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Sunderland v Liverpool

  • Sunderland scored two goals from just three shots on target at Anfield earlier this season.
  • Sunderland have only scored three goals in their last nine Premier League games against Liverpool, but all were netted by the now departed Darren Bent.
  • No side has lost more points at home from leading positions than Sunderland (10) this season.
  • Steve Bruce's side have lost 13 points from goals scored in the 80th minute or later this season; more than any other side in the league.
  • Liverpool have lost all three of their Premier League away games directly following a Europa League matchday this season.
  • The Reds have won 17 points from their last eight Premier League matches, only Arsenal (18) have won more in this period.
  • Alongside Blackburn, Sunderland are the only side that have failed to win any of their last five Premier League matches.

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