Thursday, April 09, 2015

Barclays Premier League Match-week 32 stats

With a full round of Barclays Premier League fixtures taking place from Saturday to Monday, these are the key facts and figures ahead of Matchweek 32, including Manchester United's poor recent run against their city rivals, Queens Park Rangers' decent home record against Chelsea and how Arsenal are on the brink of achieving a BPL first this season with victory at Turf Moor.

Saturday 11 April
3pm kick-offs unless otherwise stated

12.45pm Swansea City v Everton  |  #SWAEVE  |  Match preview >>
Everton have won 13 and lost none of their 19 Barclays Premier League matches against Swansea City.
Swansea are looking to win three BPL matches in a row for the first time since the opening three fixtures, while Everton are looking to win four successive league matches for the first time this season.
Everton's last eight Barclays Premier League goals have been scored by different players (including an own goal by Leicester City's Matt Upson).
Garry Monk has the best win rate of any Swansea manager in the top flight (40%, Rodgers had 32%, Laudrup 27%).

Southampton v Hull City  |  #SOUHUL  |  Match preview >>
Since 1 February, Southampton have taken only two points more (11) than Hull City (nine) and have played an additional match.
Saints have scored only five goals in their last nine BPL fixtures, while Hull have failed to score in 13 of their last 23 league matches.
Eight of the Tigers' last 11 Barclays Premier League goals have come in the first half.
Hull have created only 20 clear-cut chances in the BPL this season, fewer than any other team.

Sunderland v Crystal Palace  |  #SUNCRY  |  Match preview >>
Sunderland have only scored more than twice in two BPL matches this season, one of which was their 3-1 win at Palace in November.
Jermain Defoe's three Sunderland goals have come between the 34th and 45th minute.
Glenn Murray has scored Palace's opening goal in four of their last six matches.
Only West Bromwich Albion (23) have conceded more home goals than Sunderland (22) this season.       

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa  |  #TOTAVL  |  Match preview >>
Tottenham Hotspur have won their last five BPL meetings with Aston Villa, netting two or more goals each time.
Aston Villa have scored only six goals in their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches against Spurs and never more than once in a match.
Spurs have gained 10 points from losing positions at home this season, more than any other side, while Aston Villa have gained no points from losing positions away from home, the only team not to do so.
White Hart Lane is the highest-scoring stadium in the Barclays Premier League this season (51 goals).

West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City |  #WBALEI  |  Match preview >>
Tony Pulis has not lost three successive Barclays Premier League matches since April 2013 when he was at Stoke City.
Leicester have scored five goals in their last two Barclays Premier League matches, as many as the previous eight matches combined.
West Bromwich Albion have scored more than twice in only one Barclays Premier League match this season (4-0 v Burnley).
The Hawthorns has had the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season (10).

West Ham United v Stoke City  |  #WHUSTK  |  Match preview >>
West Ham United have won only one of their last nine Barclays Premier League matches (D3 L5), while, after winning three matches in a row in February/March, Stoke City have lost three matches in succession.
Aaron Cresswell is the only player to have played every minute of every West Ham match in the Barclays Premier League this season.
Peter Crouch has the same number of BPL goals as Ruud van Nistelrooy (95) but has played 238 matches more in the competition.
Mark Hughes has lost only one of his last 10 Barclays Premier League encounters with Sam Allardyce (W6 D3).

5.30pm Burnley v Arsenal  |  #BURARS  |  Match preview >>
Arsenal have won each of their last seven Barclays Premier League matches, the best current run in the division. No side has won eight in a row at any point this season.
The Gunners have exactly the same record after 31 matches as they did last season (W19 D6 L6).
Santi Cazorla should make his 100th Barclays Premier League appearance in this match, while Aaron Ramsey could clock up 150.
There have been fewer goals in the final 15 minutes at Turf Moor this season (three) than any other BPL ground.

Sunday 12 April

1.30pm Queens Park Rangers v Chelsea  |  #QPRCHE  |  Match preview >>
Queens Park Rangers have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four Barclays Premier League matches at home to Chelsea (W2 D1 L1).
Chelsea have conceded in six of their last seven matches against QPR in the top flight (W3 D2 L2).
Eden Hazard could make his 100th Barclays Premier League appearance in this match.
Chelsea have led in 12 of their 15 BPL away matches this season.

4pm Manchester United v Manchester City   |  #MUNMCI  |  Match preview >>
Manchester United have lost their last four league matches against Manchester City; they have never lost five in a row against any club.
Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in his last three Barclays Premier League matches against Man Utd.
Only three of Wayne Rooney's eight BPL goals against Man City have come at Old Trafford. Indeed, his last three against the Citizens arrived at the Etihad.
No City manager has lost four successive Barclays Premier League away matches since Stuart Pearce in September 2006.

Monday 13 April

8pm Liverpool v Newcastle United  |  #LIVNEW  |  Match preview >>
Newcastle United have not done a Barclays Premier League double against Liverpool since 1993/94.
The Magpies have conceded at least once in their last 19 league matches at Anfield.
Liverpool versus Newcastle matches have seen a total of 130 goals, the joint-third highest scoring fixture in BPL history and the most involving a team who have not been ever-present in the competition.
Newcastle have picked up five red cards in their last five Barclays Premier League encounters with Liverpool, including two in this fixture at Anfield last season.

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