Friday, 19 December 2014

Dolphin's Statistical Previews - Gameweek 17

MANCHESTER CITY VS CRYSTAL PALACE

- The 2011/12 & 2013/14 Premier League champions have scored more goals on the road (aproximately twice as many) than at the Etihad this season.

- Crystal Palace have not won a Premier League away match since beating Everton (2-3) in September.

ASTON VILLA VS MANCHESTER UNITED

- Aston Villa have only scored two 2nd half goals in the Premier League this season.

- Manchester United have beaten Aston Villa by 3 goals or more 3 times since 2013.

HULL CITY VS SWANSEA CITY

- Hull City have not won any of their last 9 Premier League matches. 

- Hull City have not won a Premier League match since beating Crystal Palace (2-0) in October.

- Exactly (3) half of Swansea City's Premier League away goals (6) this season had been scored in Manchester prior to scoring away at West Ham United (3-1) in GW15.

SOUTHAMPTON VS EVERTON

- Everton have not scored in any of their last 2 visits in the Premier League at St.Mary's but Everton have only failed to score once in their last 9 Premier League away matches.

- Everton have scored in 14 of their 16 Premier League matches this season; only Manchester City have stopped Martinez's men from scoring away from home this season.

- Everton have scored goals from outside the area through several players such as Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, Samuel Eto'o & Phil Jagielka this season.

- 4 of Ross Barkley's 7 Premier League goals have been scored from outside the box.

SPURS VS BURNLEY

- Spurs have lost more matches at White Hart Lane than away from home in the Premier League this season.

QPR VS WEST BROM

- QPR have failed to score in 5 of their 8 Premier League matches this season but have scored in 7 of their 8 home matches.

- West Brom have kept clean sheets away against Southampton (0-0), Spurs (0-1) & Hull City (0-0).

WEST HAM UNITED VS LEICESTER CITY

- West Ham have only failed to score in 2 of their 16 Premier League matches this season.

- Leicester City's only 2 Premier League victories up to this point came back to back against Stoke City (0-1) & Manchester United (3-5).

NEWCASTLE UNITED VS SUNDERLAND

- The last several meetings have seen red cards, a penalty miss & an own goal.

- Sunderland have won 3 consecutive Premier League matches against Newcastle United.

- There have been 5 red cards in the last 8 Premier League meetings between both clubs.

LIVERPOOL VS ARSENAL

- Liverpool's only 2 Premier League home victories against Arsenal since 2007 were won by 3 goals or more on both occassions - 2007 & 2014. 

- Aaron Ramsey, Glen Johnson, Pepe Reina & Laurent Koscielny have all scored own goals (at Anfield or Emirates) in this fixture over the last several years.

- The 5 of the last 6 Premier League meetings (at Anfield/the Emirates) have been won by 2 goals or more.

STOKE CITY VS CHELSEA

- Last season's meeting seen Stoke City edge out a 5 goal thriller (3-2).

-  No fewer than 9 goals have been scored in the last 2 Premier League meetings at the Britannia Stadium.

- Stoke City are the team that have conceded the most amount of headed goals/goals from set pieces this season. 

- Chelsea have scored 6 goals in their last 2 Premier League visits to the Britannia Stadium.

- Eden Hazard has not scored a Premier League away goal since January but the Belgium international scored 3 Premier League away goals from December to January; the Chelsea number 10 scored a brace away at Sunderland (3-4) in December.

- All of Diego Costa's Premier League goals (4) up to this point have been scored in the North West of England.