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Stuart Dalgleish 9th Aug 2016 - 11:11

Premier League Opta Facts

Manchester United v Southampton     

Friday 19 August 2016 (20:00)   
Old Trafford, Manchester   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Manchester United wins    Draws    Southampton wins    Manchester United goals    Southampton goals
Overall: 34    23    4    7    73    41
At home: 17    13    2    2    40    16
Average Goals scored per Game    3.35

o    Manchester United have failed to win any of their last three home Premier League games against Southampton (D1 L2) after a run of 13 wins in 14 games against them before that.
o    Southampton have won their last two league trips to Old Trafford, both 1-0; they have never won three in a row there in their entire league history.
o    Manchester City are the only side to win three consecutive Premier League away games against Manchester United at Old Trafford (between 2011 and 2014).
o    The Red Devils haven’t lost a home league game on a Friday since April 1950, when they lost 2-0 to Birmingham, winning 13 and drawing six games since.
o    This is only Southampton’s fifth Premier League game on a Friday (W1 D2 L1). Their previous Friday game was their solitary win, 3-1 away at Crystal Palace in December 2014.
o    Jose Mourinho has lost four of his last seven home league games as manager, the same number he’d lost in his previous 232 league games on home soil (W190 D38 L4).
o    This will be Claude Puel’s second Premier League game in charge of Southampton; Mauricio Pocchettino also took his Saints side to Old Trafford in his second game, losing 2-1 in January 2013.
o    After scoring on MD1 versus Watford, Southampton’s Nathan Redmond could score in the opening two matchdays for the second Premier League season in a row.
o    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals in his last nine league games (for Man Utd & PSG). In fact, he has scored in 24 of his last 30 apps in league competition (39 goals in total).
o    Ibrahimovic scored 11 Ligue 1 goals versus Nice, all while Claude Puel was boss of Les Aiglons. This tally was more than against any other Ligue 1 club during his spell there & it includes two hat-tricks.
o    After six successive Premier League shutouts between January-February 2016, Southampton have now gone 13 Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet.
o    No player provided more assists in Serie A last season than Paul Pogba (12).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Manchester United    Southampton
Last five games    W----    D----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
José Mourinho    213    141    44    28    380    153    227    467    2.19
Claude Puel    1    0    1    0    1    1    0    1    1.00

Stoke City v Manchester City   

Saturday 20 August 2016 (12:30)   
bet365 Stadium, Stoke   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Stoke City wins    Draws    Manchester City wins    Stoke City goals    Manchester City goals
Overall: 16    3    5    8    9    27
At home: 8    2    5    1    8    8
Average Goals scored per Game    2.25

o    Stoke have won two of their last four Premier League games against City (L2) after winning just one of their previous 12 against them (D5 L6).
o    Man City’s only previous Premier League win at the Britannia Stadium came in February 2015 (4-1). They have drawn five and lost two of the other seven games they’ve played there, amassing just four goals.
o    Peter Crouch has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances against Man City at the Britannia Stadium (three goals).
o    Sergio Aguero has netted six goals in six Premier League games against Stoke.
o    Aguero is the top scoring player in the Premier League so far in 2016 (18 goals in 19 games) – four more than the next best; Harry Kane (14 goals).
o    Stoke have lost their last three Premier League home games in the month of August, each by a 1-0 scoreline.
o    Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first Premier League brace in last season’s 4-0 home win over Stoke in April.
o    Mark Hughes has lost six of his 10 Premier League games against Manchester City since leaving his post there as manager (W2 D2 L6), with both of those wins coming in the last two seasons.
o    Manchester City had 77% possession on MD1, the highest figure for any Premier League side across the opening weekend, and City’s highest in a league game since March 2015 (78% v WBA).
o    Pep Guardiola has won 30 of his last 36 league games in club management (D4 L2).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Stoke City    Manchester City
Last five games    D----    W----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Mark Hughes    385    139    104    142    489    503    -14    521    1.35
Josep Guardiola    1    1    0    0    2    1    1    3    3.00

Burnley v Liverpool     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (15:00)   
Turf Moor, Burnley   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Burnley wins    Draws    Liverpool wins    Burnley goals    Liverpool goals
Overall: 4    0    0    4    0    11
At home: 2    0    0    2    0    5
Average Goals scored per Game    2.75

o    Burnley have never scored a Premier League goal against Liverpool, losing all four of their encounters with the Reds.
o    Liverpool have a 100% Premier League win record against the Clarets, one of three teams in the Premier League they boast this record against (also Cardiff and Bournemouth).
o    Of the Premier League clubs Burnley have faced four times, Liverpool are the only side to defeat them each time.
o    The Reds are also only one of two Premier League sides to have stopped the Clarets from scoring (also Swansea City).
o    Burnley’s last nine Premier League games have seen just seven goals scored, with Sean Dyche’s men scoring twice in the process.
o    By contrast, Liverpool’s last nine away games in the Premier League have contained 41 goals (4.6 per game on average).
o    Andre Gray has scored just once in his last 10 league games at Turf Moor.
o    Simon Mignolet could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming the third Belgian to reach this milestone after Marouane Fellaini (203) Vincent Kompany (220).
o    Mignolet saved a penalty against Arsenal on opening day, meaning he has now saved five of the 11 Premier League spot-kicks he’s faced for the Reds.
o    Burnley’s last home win over Liverpool in the league came on September 1974 (D2 L5 since). Their last home league goal against the Reds was scored by Ray Hankin in March 1975 – they’ve failed to score in six games since then.
o    Sadio Mané has scored nine goals in his last nine appearances in the Premier League.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Burnley    Liverpool
Last five games    L----    W----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Sean Dyche    39    7    12    20    28    54    -26    33    0.85
Jürgen Klopp    31    14    9    8    59    43    16    51    1.65

Swansea City v Hull City     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (15:00)   
Liberty Stadium, Swansea   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Swansea City wins    Draws    Hull City wins    Swansea City goals    Hull City goals
Overall: 4    2    1    1    5    3
At home: 2    1    1    0    4    2
Average Goals scored per Game    2.00

o    The Swans won their last two Premier League encounters against Hull in the 2014/15 season, with Ki Sung-Yeung scoring in both games (1-0 away, 3-1 at home).
o    Hull have drawn one and lost one of their two away Premier League games at the Liberty Stadium, losing the most recent one 3-1 in April 2015.
o    Swansea have never lost to Hull at the Liberty Stadium (W2 D2) in all competitions.
o    Hull City have won just one of their last 15 league trips to Swansea, a 3-2 win at Vetch Field in April 2004 when the clubs were in the fourth tier. Danny Allsopp and a brace from Ben Burgess won the game for the Tigers who were promoted the same season.
o    Swansea are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games played in the month of August (W6 D2 L0).
o    Hull City have never won their opening two matches in a top-flight season. They last did this in 2004/05 while in the third tier.
o    Gylfi Sigurdsson will be looking to score against his 21st different opponent in the Premier League – he failed to net in his only previous Premier League appearance versus Hull City in the competition.
o    The Tigers made no substitutes on MD1, becoming the first team to win a Premier League match without making a substitution since Manchester United against Liverpool in February 2012.
o    Swansea striker Fernando Llorente attempted four shots on target on his Premier League debut on MD1; no player attempted more on the opening matchday of 2016-17.
o    Since Francesco Guidolin took charge of his first Premier League game at Swansea in January 2016, the Swans (28) have won more points than Arsenal (27), West Ham (26) and Manchester City (25).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Swansea City    Hull City
Last five games    W----    W----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Francesco Guidolin    17    8    4    5    23    22    1    28    1.65
Mike Phelan (Caretaker)    1    1    0    0    2    1    1    3    3.00

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (15:00)   
White Hart Lane, London   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Tottenham Hotspur wins    Draws    Crystal Palace wins    Tottenham Hotspur goals    Crystal Palace goals
Overall: 14    6    5    3    18    13
At home: 7    2    4    1    6    4
Average Goals scored per Game    2.21

o    Four of the seven Premier League meetings between these sides at White Hart Lane have been draws (two wins for Spurs, one win for Palace).
o    Crystal Palace have lost four of their last six league games against Tottenham, drawing one and winning the other in Alan Pardew’s first game as manager.
o    Neil Shipperley hit the winner the only time Palace beat Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier League, the victory coming in November 1997.
o    However, Crystal Palace’s most recent visit to Spurs saw them come away victorious, a 1-0 win in the FA Cup Fifth Round in February 2016 courtesy of Martin Kelly’s first Palace goal.
o    Harry Kane has gone three Premier League games without scoring for Spurs. The last time he went longer without a goal was at the start of last season, in which he failed to score in opening six matches.
o    Kane’s next Premier League goal will be his 50th. If he scores in this match then he’ll have reached this tally in 88 appearances, which will be the joint-10th quickest alongside Robbie Fowler.
o    Erik Lamela has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (three goals, four assists).
o    Crystal Palace have won just two of their 20 Premier League games in 2016 so far (W2 D5 L13).
o    In fact, Crystal Palace (11) have won fewer Premier League points in 2016 than both Newcastle United (20) and Norwich City (14), who were both relegated in 2015-16.
o    Mauricio Pochettino (1.75) has a lower points per game ratio as Spurs manager in the Premier League than both Tim Sherwood (1.91) and André Villas-Boas (1.83).
o    Crystal Palace won just five points in eight Premier League London derbies in 2015-16 (W1 D2 L5).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Tottenham Hotspur    Crystal Palace
Last five games    D----    L----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Mauricio Pochettino    131    57    39    35    201    155    46    210    1.60
Alan Pardew    286    104    60    122    347    417    -70    372    1.30

Watford v Chelsea     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (15:00)   
Vicarage Road, Watford   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Watford wins    Draws    Chelsea wins    Watford goals    Chelsea goals
Overall: 6    1    2    3    4    9
At home: 3    1    1    1    1    1
Average Goals scored per Game    2.17

o    Watford have met Chelsea three times at Vicarage Road in the Premier League (W1 D1 L1), with their only win coming back in September 1999, 1-0 with a goal from Allan Smart.
o    Watford’s 1-0 win in 1999 is the Hornets’ only win over the Blues in their last 15 meetings in all competitions (D5 L9).
o    The only Chelsea player to score in their three Premier League trips to Vicarage Road was Salomon Kalou; who hit a 90th minute winner in March 2007.
o    Antonio Conte has lost just one of his last 31 league games as a club manager (W28 D2).
o    Antonio Conte and Walter Mazzarri met seven times in Serie A as managers, with Mazzari only coming out on top once; in their first meeting (Atalanta 0-2 Napoli in January 2010). Conte won three and drew three of the following six, all for Juventus.
o    Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has made the most 127 saves and three penalty saves in the Premier League since the start of 2015-16.
o    Following his winner versus West Ham United on MD1, Diego Costa has scored six goals in eight Premier League appearances for Chelsea in the month of August.
o    Since he joined the club in the summer of 2014, Diego Costa has scored 33 Premier League goals; 14 more than any other Chelsea player in that period. The only other player to hit double figures in this time is Eden Hazard (19).
o    Eden Hazard has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances – this after failing to find the net in his 29 league appearances before that.
o    Troy Deeney has been involved in six of Watford's last seven Premier League goals (four goals, two assists).

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Watford    Chelsea
Last five games    D----    W----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Walter Mazzarri    1    0    1    0    1    1    0    1    1.00
Antonio Conte    1    1    0    0    2    1    1    3    3.00

West Bromwich Albion v Everton     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (15:00)   
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    West Bromwich Albion wins    Draws    Everton wins    West Bromwich Albion goals    Everton goals
Overall: 20    6    4    10    22    23
At home: 10    4    1    5    13    11
Average Goals scored per Game    2.25

o    The Baggies are winless in three Premier League games at the Hawthorns against Everton (D1 L2).
o    The Toffees only defeat in their last seven league encounters (W3 D3) with West Brom came in February last season when Salomon Rondon’s strike separated the sides.
o    West Brom ended last season with three defeats and a draw in their final four home Premier League games. They’ve not gone five without a win at the Hawthorns since December 2014 (D2 L3).
o    Everton, similarly, suffered a dismal end to their season with four defeats and two draws in their final six away Premier League games. If they fail to beat the Baggies it’ll be their longest away winless run since a run of 10 in August 2013.
o    This is Ronald Koeman’s second match in charge of Everton – Roberto Martinez also played the Baggies in his second game as Toffees boss, drawing 0-0 in August 2013.
o    Yannick Bolasie could become the first player since Gaston Ramirez in 2014/15 to play the same opposition in his first two apps of the season, as he faced West Brom in MD1 with Crystal Palace.
o    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored 17 Premier League goals on loan at West Bromwich Albion in 2012-13; the most goals a WBA player has ever scored in a single Premier League season.
o    Romelu Lukaku has not scored or assisted a single goal in any of his last nine Premier League appearances for Everton; a run stretching back to March 19th.
o    In fact, this is Lukaku’s longest goal drought in his Premier League career (nine successive appearances).
o    Salomón Rondón has scored in three successive Premier League games for West Brom – the last player to score in four in a row for the club was strike-partner Saido Berahino in October 2014.
o    Since Tony Pulis took charge of his first game at the club on January 10th 2015, West Bromwich Albion have kept 22 clean sheets in the Premier League, a tally that only Arsenal (26), Manchester City (23) and Manchester United (23) can better.

Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    West Bromwich Albion    Everton
Last five games    W----    D----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Tony Pulis    273    85    80    108    268    346    -78    335    1.23
Ronald Koeman    77    36    16    25    114    75    39    124    1.61

Leicester City v Arsenal     

Saturday 20 August 2016 (17:30)   
King Power Stadium, Leicester   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Leicester City wins    Draws    Arsenal wins    Leicester City goals    Arsenal goals
Overall: 20    1    6    13    18    48
At home: 10    1    5    4    11    20
Average Goals scored per Game    3.30

o    Leicester are on a 19 game winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League (D6 L13) and lost both games last season.
o    The Foxes’ 19-game winless run is the joint-longest active run in the Premier League along with Newcastle United against Manchester City.
o    Arsenal have never lost an away Premier League game at the King Power Stadium, drawing two and winning 5-2 there last season.
o    Two of Leicester’s three Premier League defeats in 2015/16 were against the Gunners, including their only home defeat.
o    Arsenal have scored four Premier League hat-tricks against Leicester (Dennis Bergkamp, Nicolas Anelka, Thierry Henry and Alexis Sanchez), the joint-most against one opponent in Premier League history (Manchester United vs Newcastle also on four).
o    Simon Royce is the only Leicester goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet against the Gunners in the Premier League, doing so in a goalless draw in January 2001.
o    Leicester City and Arsenal, who finished 1st and 2nd last season, both lost their opening matches. The last time the top two from the previous season in the English top-flight both lost on opening day was in 1953/54.
o    Arsenal haven’t lost their opening two league games since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93.
o    The last time the reigning top flight champions lost their first two league games was in 1981-82 (Aston Villa).
o    Alexis Sanchez has scored four goals in his two previous league games at the King Power Stadium with the Gunners.
o    Claudio Ranieri will be looking for his 100th Premier League win as a manager in this game.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Leicester City    Arsenal
Last five games    L----    L----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Claudio Ranieri    185    99    49    37    331    180    151    346    1.87
Arsène Wenger    753    434    187    132    1413    716    697    1489    1.98

Sunderland v Middlesbrough     

Sunday 21 August 2016 (13:30)   
Stadium of Light, Sunderland   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    Sunderland wins    Draws    Middlesbrough wins    Sunderland goals    Middlesbrough goals
Overall: 16    5    6    5    17    21
At home: 8    3    2    3    10    12
Average Goals scored per Game    2.38

o    Sunderland are unbeaten in four Premier League games with Middlesbrough (W2 D2), though the most recent meeting was in January 2009.
o    After winning three league games in a row against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light between 2002 and 2006, Midddlesbrough have lost their last two there.
o    However, Middlesbrough won the most recent meeting between the sides at the Stadium of Light in October 2012, a Scott McDonald goal settling a League Cup Fourth Round tie.
o    David Moyes has lost just twice to Middlesbrough as a manager in the Premier League (W7 D5).
o    Alvaro Negredo is looking to score in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2013.
o    Negredo will be looking to become the first Middlesbrough player to score in back-to-back Premier League games since Afonso Alves in October 2008.
o    Jermain Defoe needs one more goal to become outright 10th in the all-time Premier League goalscoring charts (144 currently).
o    Defoe has scored in six of his last 10 Premier League appearances for Sunderland.
o    Since Jermain Defoe made his league debut for Sunderland on January 17th 2015, he has scored 20 Premier League goals - no other Sunderland player has more than five league goals in this period.
o    Sunderland won their final two home matches of the 2015-16 Premier League season and if they win this match it’ll be the first time that they have won three in a row there since February 2012.
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    Sunderland    Middlesbrough
Last five games    L----    D----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
David Moyes    462    190    129    143    625    545    80    699    1.51
Aitor Karanka    1    0    1    0    1    1    0    1    1.00

West Ham United v Bournemouth     

Sunday 21 August 2016 (16:00)   
London Stadium, London   

Head-to-Head Record - Results
Games    West Ham United wins    Draws    Bournemouth wins    West Ham United goals    Bournemouth goals
Overall: 2    1    0    1    6    5
At home: 1    0    0    1    3    4
Average Goals scored per Game    5.50

o    West Ham scored three times in both games against Bournemouth last season, winning one (3-1) and losing one (3-4).
o    Bournemouth’s 4-3 away win at the Hammers last season was their first ever win in English football’s top-flight.
o    The Hammers’ defeat to Bournemouth at Upton Park last season was their only home defeat in four meetings with the Cherries in all competitions, winning the other three (1929, 1990 and 1999).
o    The Olympic Stadium will be the 55th venue to host a Premier League match. West Ham are the 10th Premier League club to play home games at two different stadiums.
o    West Ham United only touched the ball seven times in the opposition box on MD1 (versus Chelsea); a lower tally than any other Premier League team on the opening weekend.
o    Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scored a hat-trick in Bournemouth’s win away at West Ham last season & is only one of four players to net a treble away at the Hammers in the Premier League.
o    The Cherries have picked up just one point in their last six Premier League matches (W0 D1 L5).
o    Benik Afobe scored three goals in his first four Premier League games for Bournemouth, but has netted just once in his 12 appearances since.
o    Bournemouth won three of their five away trips to London in the Premier League last season (W3 D0 L2).
o    Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 11 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances for West Ham United (three goals, eight assists).
Overall Recent Form
Recent League Form    West Ham United    Bournemouth
Last five games    L----    L----

Managers records - All-time
All-time English Premier League Record    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD    PTS    PTS/P
Slaven Bilic    39    16    14    9    66    53    13    62    1.59
Eddie Howe    39    11    9    19    46    70    -24    42    1.08


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