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Andrew Tibot 5th May 2016 - 9:11

Premier League Opta Facts - 7 - 8 May

 

 

Norwich City v Manchester United

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (12:45)

Carrow Road, Norwich

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Manchester United wins

Norwich City goals

Manchester United goals

Overall: 15

3

1

11

10

27

At home: 7

2

0

5

5

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.47

 

o    Norwich City have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches at Carrow Road (W1 D2 L4).

o    Manchester United have never lost home and away to a promoted side in the same Premier League season - Norwich won at Old Trafford back in December.

o    The Canaries have lost five of their previous seven home Premier League games to Manchester United, winning the other two in April 2005 and November 2012.

o    The Red Devils have won just two of their last 10 Premier League away games (W2 D3 L5), but those came against Man City and Liverpool.

o    Louis van Gaal's side have scored just four goals in their last six Premier League away matches.

o    Juan Mata has scored more Premier League goals against Norwich City than any other opponent (4).

o    Only Aston Villa (13) have lost more Premier League games in 2016 than Alex Neil's side (11, level with Palace).

o    The Canaries have given away nine penalties and conceded eight penalty goals this season, both Premier League-highs.

o    Anthony Martial has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season, more than any other Man United player.

o    Norwich's joint top-scorers in the Premier League have just five goals each (Dieumerci and Redmond); no team has a lower top scoring player in the top-flight this season (Crystal Palace also five).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Manchester United

Last five games

LLLWW

DWWLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

35

8

7

20

35

61

-26

31

0.89

Louis van Gaal

73

37

19

17

105

68

37

130

1.78

 

 

 

Aston Villa v Newcastle United

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (15:00)

Villa Park, Birmingham

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Aston Villa wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Aston Villa goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 43

8

13

22

39

64

At home: 21

6

7

8

22

22

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

o    Aston Villa have won none of their last nine Premier League games against Newcastle United (W0 D4 L5).

o    The Magpies have scored just 13 goals in their last 24 Premier League away games, but five of those have come in the last three away trips.

o    Aston Villa have lost their last 11 Premier League games - only one side in Premier League history has lost more in a row (Sunderland, 20 between January 2003 and September 2005).

o    Another defeat for Villa in this game would set a new club record for the longest run of league defeats, with Villa also recording 11 successive losses in 1963.

o    A draw in their last Premier League away game at Anfield ended a run of nine consecutive away defeats for Newcastle United and secured the Magpies their only away point in 2016 so far.

o    There have been just four goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between these two teams.

o    Newcastle (W2 D2) have gone four games unbeaten in the Premier League for the first time since October-November 2014 (six unbeaten in that run under Alan Pardew).

o    The Villans have made a league-low 82 substitutions this season, eight fewer than any other side (Everton next on 90).

o    Andros Townsend has scored more Premier League goals for Newcastle in just 11 appearances for the club (4) than he managed for Tottenham in 50 games (3).

o    Only Leicester's N'Golo Kanté has made more tackles (158) and interceptions (148) than Idrissa Gueye in the top-flight this season (134 tackles, 139 interceptions).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Aston Villa

Newcastle United

Last five games

LLLLL

WDDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eric Black

7

0

0

7

6

18

-12

0

0.00

Rafael Benítez

262

143

64

55

433

220

213

493

1.88

 

 

 

Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (15:00)

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Bournemouth wins

Draws

West Bromwich Albion wins

Bournemouth goals

West Bromwich Albion goals

Overall: 1

1

0

0

2

1

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

3.00

 

o    Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion have played each other 11 times in the league, winning four times each.

o    West Brom won 1-0 on their last league visit to Bournemouth, in the third tier in January 1993. It is their only win away to the Cherries (D1 L3).

o    The Cherries have lost their last three Premier League matches on home soil, conceding 10 goals along the way.

o    The Baggies have won just one of their last 13 Premier League road trips (W1 D6 L6).

o    Bournemouth have now lost three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since November (four in a row).

o    Only neighbours Aston Villa (11) are waiting longer for a win in the Premier League than Tony Pulis' side, who are winless in seven (D2 L5).

o    No Premier League side has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes this season than Bournemouth (9, level with Manchester City).

o    The Baggies' next goal will be their 400th in the Premier League.

o    A league-high 10 of the Cherries goals this season have come courtesy of defenders.

o    West Brom have posted the oldest starting 11 on average in the top-flight this season (29y 209d), yet have fielded the only player born in 1999 or beyond to play in the Premier League (17-year-old Jonathan Leko).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion

Last five games

LLLWL

LDLLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Eddie Howe

36

11

8

17

43

63

-20

41

1.14

Tony Pulis

270

84

78

108

265

344

-79

330

1.22

 

 

 

Crystal Palace v Stoke City

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (15:00)

Selhurst Park, London

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

Crystal Palace goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 5

3

1

1

7

5

At home: 2

1

1

0

2

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.40

 

o    Crystal Palace have won four and lost none of the last five matches in all competitions against Stoke City.

o    Stoke City have gone nine Barclays Premier League games on the road without a clean sheet, conceding 22 in that run.

o    Crystal Palace have won just one of their last nine Premier League games at Selhurst Park (W1 D2 L6).

o    The Eagles have scored just six goals in their last 10 Premier League games on home soil.

o    There have been three penalties scored in the last two Premier League meetings between these two sides.

o    In 2016, Palace have picked up just eight points in the top-flight (W1 D5 L11), a joint-low along with bottom side Aston Villa.

o    No Stoke player has scored more goals in a Premier League season than Marko Arnautovic has managed in this campaign (11, level with Diouf in 14/15 and Fuller in 08/09).

o    Scott Dann has scored five goals this season, a league-high among defenders (and as many as any other Crystal Palace player).

o    The Potters are now without a win in five top-flight games (D2 L3), their worst run since the start of the season (six without victory).

o    No side has scored more goals from corner situations in the Premier League this season than Crystal Palace (10, level with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Stoke City

Last five games

LLDDW

DLLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

283

103

60

120

344

411

-67

369

1.30

Mark Hughes

382

138

103

141

485

499

-14

517

1.35

 

 

 

 

Sunderland v Chelsea

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (15:00)

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Sunderland goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 29

6

2

21

36

70

At home: 14

3

2

9

20

25

Average Goals scored per Game

3.66

 

o    Sunderland have lost nine of their last 11 home Premier League games against Chelsea (D2). They last beat the Blues in October 2000 at the Stadium of Light.

o    Chelsea have won 19 and lost just two of their last 22 Premier League games against Sunderland.

o    Sunderland have failed to score in their last three Premier League games at home. Only once in Premier League history have they gone four on home soil without finding the net, back in December 2005.

o    Chelsea have won six and lost just one of their last nine Premier League away matches, conceding just four times in that run.

o    Sam Allardyce's side have won just one of their last nine league games (D6 L2).

o    Cesc Fabregas has scored four Premier League goals against Sunderland, his joint-best haul against any opponent (along with Everton).

o    Just three of Jermain Defoe's 14 goals for the Black Cats in the Premier League this season have been scored at the Stadium of Light.

o    Former Blues forward Fabio Borini has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Chelsea for Sunderland.

o    A league-high 19 different players have scored for Chelsea in the Premier League this season.

o    Sunderland have netted a league-low two headed goals this season (both courtesy of Steven Fletcher, who has since moved to Marseille).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Chelsea

Last five games

DDWLD

DWLLW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

464

155

128

181

549

633

-84

593

1.28

Guus Hiddink

31

18

10

3

58

30

28

64

2.06

 

 

 

 

West Ham United v Swansea City

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (15:00)

Boleyn Ground, London

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

West Ham United goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 7

3

3

1

7

5

At home: 3

3

0

0

6

1

Average Goals scored per Game

1.71

 

o    West Ham have won three and lost none of their last six Premier League games against Swansea (D3).

o    Swansea haven't won an away league game against the Hammers since August 1956 (D1 L7).

o    Andy Carroll has scored four goals in four Premier League appearances against Swansea for the Hammers.

o    Swansea City have won their last two league games against London clubs (2-1 v Arsenal and 1-0 v Chelsea). They hadn't won any of their previous eight (D5 L3).

o    West Ham United have already achieved their highest points tally in a Premier League season (59), beating their previous best of 57 in 1998/99.

o    Only one team has stopped the Hammers from finding the net at Upton Park in their last 21 Premier League home matches.

o    Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a hand in 41 Premier League goals for Swansea overall (25 goals, 16 assists), 10 more than any other Swans' player (Wilfried Bony is next on 31).

o    No Premier League side is on a longer unbeaten run than Slaven Bilic's side currently (10 games, W5 D5, level with Leicester).

o    The Swans have conceded a league-high 14 goals from corner situations this season.

o    Mark Noble has been involved in 11 goals for the Hammers in the Premier League this season (scoring seven, assisting four), four more than in any previous campaign.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

Swansea City

Last five games

WWDDD

WLLWD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

35

15

14

6

60

43

17

59

1.69

Francesco Guidolin

14

6

3

5

17

20

-3

21

1.50

 

 

 

 

Leicester City v Everton

 

 

Saturday 07 May 2016 (17:30)

King Power Stadium, Leicester

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Everton wins

Leicester City goals

Everton goals

Overall: 19

2

13

4

25

26

At home: 9

1

6

2

10

10

Average Goals scored per Game

2.68

 

o    The last five matches between these two sides on Leicester's home ground have all been draws.

o    The Toffees have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games against Leicester, but this was the reverse meeting in December (W2 D9).

o    68% of the games Leicester City and Everton have played in the Premier League have been draws; the highest ratio of any fixture in the history of the competition that has been played more than 10 times.

o    Claudio Ranieri's side have won nine and lost none of their last 14 Premier League games at the King Power Stadium.

o    Since their last home Premier League defeat where they conceded five against Arsenal, the Foxes have shipped just seven goals in 14 games at the King Power Stadium, keeping nine clean sheets in that run.

o    Everton have lost just three of their last 18 Premier League away matches (W6 D9 L3), but haven't won any of their last four (D2 L2).

o    Leicester go into this game as Premier League champions, making them the 24th team to win the English top-flight title.

o    Leighton Baines could make his 350th Premier League appearance in this match. 277 of them have come for the Toffees, a haul only Tim Howard (353), Leon Osman (350) and David Unsworth (302) can better.

o    Only Ipswich (1957-1962) have won each of the top three tiers in a shorter space of time than Leicester City (2009-2016).

o    Claudio Ranieri is the 8th different manager to win the Premier League title.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Everton

Last five games

DWDWW

WLDDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

182

98

48

36

326

176

150

342

1.88

Roberto Martinez

263

81

77

105

330

413

-83

320

1.22

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

 

 

Sunday 08 May 2016 (13:30)

White Hart Lane, London

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 33

17

6

10

55

35

At home: 16

12

2

2

38

15

Average Goals scored per Game

2.73

 

o    Tottenham Hotspur have won six and lost none of their last seven Premier League meetings with Southampton.

o    Saints have lost just two of their last eight Premier League away games (W4 D2 L2).

o    Spurs have lost none of their last seven Premier League matches at White Hart Lane, winning five.

o    Mauricio Pochettino was Southampton boss prior to Ronald Koeman, winning 35% of his games in charge. Koeman has won 46%, the best rate of any Southampton manager in Premier League history.

o    The Lilywhites have won a league-high 19 points from losing positions this season, however they've also lost 17 points from leading positions, a figure inferior only to Liverpool (19) and Everton (18).

o    Southampton need just three points from their remaining games to equal their best ever points total in a Premier League season, which was set last season by Koeman (60).

o    Only Darren Anderton (14 in 94/95) has provided more assists in a single Premier League season for Tottenham than Christian Eriksen has in this campaign (13).

o    Sadio Mané has scored seven goals in his last six Premier League games for Southampton; this after a run of 19 league appearances without finding the back of the net.

o    Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances for Spurs.

o    Ronald Koeman's side have collected 33 points in 2016, behind only the current top two in the Premier League (Leicester 38 and Tottenham 35).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton

Last five games

DDWWD

WWDWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Mauricio Pochettino

128

57

38

33

198

147

51

209

1.63

Ronald Koeman

74

34

15

25

107

72

35

117

1.58

 

 

 

Liverpool v Watford

 

 

Sunday 08 May 2016 (16:00)

Anfield, Liverpool

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Liverpool wins

Draws

Watford wins

Liverpool goals

Watford goals

Overall: 5

3

0

2

8

6

At home: 2

1

0

1

2

1

Average Goals scored per Game

2.80

 

o    The reverse fixture saw Liverpool's biggest defeat against a newly promoted side since November 1993 (Newcastle 3-0 Liverpool).

o    Watford's 3-0 win versus Liverpool was their biggest ever victory over the Merseyside team.

o    Liverpool have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League matches at Anfield (W5 D5 L1).

o    The Hornets have scored just four goals in their last eight matches away from home.

o    The Reds have not lost both games to a promoted team in the same season since 2010/11, when Blackpool beat them home and away 2-1.

o    Watford's only win in any competition at Anfield came in August 1999, in which Tommy Mooney scored the only goal of a Premier League clash (D1 L9).

o    By scoring last weekend, Troy Deeney became only the second Watford player to score 10+ Premier League goals (11), after Odion Ighalo managed it earlier this campaign (14).

o    Daniel Sturridge has scored in six of his last eight Premier League appearances for Liverpool (six goals in total).

o    The Hornets have scored just 12 Premier League goals in 2016, a joint-league-low with Aston Villa.

o    Liverpool have used a joint-league-high 33 players in the top-flight this season (level with Manchester United).

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Liverpool

Watford

Last five games

LDWWW

WLWDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Jürgen Klopp

27

12

7

8

51

38

13

43

1.59

Quique Sánchez Flores

35

12

8

15

36

42

-6

44

1.26

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester City v Arsenal

 

 

Sunday 08 May 2016 (16:00)

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

 

 

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester City wins

Draws

Arsenal wins

Manchester City goals

Arsenal goals

Overall: 37

6

8

23

32

63

At home: 18

5

2

11

21

33

Average Goals scored per Game

2.57

 

o    Manchester City have lost 23 Premier League games against Arsenal, more than against any other side.

o    The Gunners are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches against City, winning the last two (W2 D2).

o    City's win percentage against Arsenal in the Premier League is 16%, their lowest against any opponent in the history of the competition.

o    Theo Walcott has scored three goals in his last two Premier League appearances against Manchester City.

o    Mesut Ozil provided his 14th and 15th assists of the season at the Emirates against Man City in December. Since then, he has just three assists in 18 Premier League games.

o    Arsenal have lost just one of their last eight Premier League away matches, but five of these have been draws (W2).

o    Manchester City's next defeat in the Premier League will be their 250th, becoming the ninth team to reach this milestone.

o    The Gunners have kept three clean sheets in a row in the top-flight, last managing four successive league clean sheets in May 2014.

o    Kelechi Iheanacho's 86.9 minutes per goal rate is the best in Premier League history for any player to score three or more goals.

o    Danny Welbeck has equalled his Premier League goal tally from last season for Arsenal (4), but has played only 10 games this season compared to 25 in the last campaign.

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester City

Arsenal

Last five games

LWDWW

WDWDD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Manuel Pellegrini

112

70

19

23

253

113

140

229

2.04

Arsène Wenger

750

433

186

131

1404

710

694

1485

1.98

 

 
 
 

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