Innspurt i Premier League 12/13
Premier League KAN bli avgjort denne helgen. Manchester City har en potensielt vanskelig bortekamp mot Tottenham - som i sin tur må vinne for å ha håp om Champions League neste sesong. Skulle City tape, mens ManUtd vinner sin hjemmekamp mot Aston Villa på mandag kveld, så er gullet i boks for de røde djevlene. Her får du interessante facts og stats for alle kampene i den kommende Premier League-runden.
Barclays Premier League Opta Facts – April 20-22
Fulham v Arsenal
Fulham are unbeaten in their last four Barclay Premier League meetings with Arsenal, drawing three and winning one.
The Gunners have won just one of their last four trips to Craven Cottage in the Premier League (D1 L2), losing their last trip there in January 2012 (1-2).
There has been a red card given in both of the last two PL meetings between these two sides at Craven Cottage - Johan Djourou (Arsenal) and Zoltan Gera (Fulham).
The Gunners have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games, winning eight (W8 D2 L1).
Since the beginning of February, Arsenal have conceded only six goals in nine Premier League games, keeping four clean sheets during this run.
Martin Jol has won just one of his 10 Premier League meetings with Arsene Wenger (L4 D5).
Since the start of 2010, Arsenal have won just three of their 13 London derbies away from home in the Premier League, losing eight and drawing two.
Fulham have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 home games in the Premier League.
The Whites have accrued a joint league-high five own goals this season, but are yet to concede one themselves.
Mikel Arteta has taken (six) and scored (five) more penalties than any other player this season.
Norwich City v Reading
Reading have lost just one of their last seven league meetings with Norwich City (W4 D2), but are without a win in the last three against them (D2 L1).
No side has drawn more Barclays Premier League games 0-0 this season than Norwich City (6), and the league meeting between the Canaries and Reading earlier this season ended goalless.
Norwich defender Michael Turner has scored as many goals in his last two games as he managed in his previous 88 Premier League appearances (two).
Alex McCarthy made 10 saves in Reading’s last game, against Liverpool. Only Jussi Jääskeläinen (11 for West Ham v Spurs) has made more in a single game this season.
Norwich City have picked up just one win in their last 16 Premier League matches (D7 L8).
Reading have won only one point from a possible 24 in their last eight Premier League matches (L7 D1).
Norwich have scored the highest percentage of headed goals in the top-flight (42%).
The Canaries have scored a league-high four goals from direct free-kicks this season, but are the only PL side yet to score from outside the box in open play.
Excluding penalties, Norwich have only conceded 10% of their goals to set piece situations this season, the lowest proportion in the league.
Reading players have made more clearances off the line (11) than those of any other PL side this season.
QPR v Stoke City
Queens Park Rangers have won three of their last four league fixtures with Stoke, but lost their Barclays Premier League meeting earlier this season at the Britannia Stadium (0-1).
Harry Redknapp has won just four of his 20 Premier League games in charge of QPR, meaning that he has exactly the same win percentage as both Mark Hughes and Neil Warnock as QPR boss in the competition (20%).
Stoke have won fewer points than any other Premier League side in 2013 (5) and have collected just a single point in their last seven games.
Stoke have lost six successive Premier League games away from home. If they lose this match, they’ll equal their worst ever run of seven away defeats (Jan 2011-Apr 2011).
QPR striker Loïc Rémy has scored in four of his last six appearances for QPR in the Premier League and in both of QPR’s last two games at Loftus Road.
Remy is already QPR’s joint-top scorer this season (five goals) despite playing only nine Premier League games.
Stoke have scored just seven goals in their last 13 Premier League matches, with only one of these have been scored in the first half.
QPR have scored the first goal of the game just nine times this season; a league-low figure.
41% of QPR’s league goals this season have been scored from outside the area (a league-high), while just 4% of Stoke’s have come from range (a league-low).
Stoke have scored (57%) and conceded (46%) the highest percentage of goals from set pieces in 2012/13.
Sunderland v Everton
Sunderland have won just four points from their last 16 Barclays Premier League games with Everton (W0 D4 L12).
Sunderland’s record Premier League defeat came against Everton, back in November 2007 (1-7) at Goodison Park.
In the last three Premier League meetings between these two sides, both of Sunderland’s goals have come in the first half and all seven of Everton’s have been scored after half-time.
The Black Cats’ derby win over Newcastle last weekend ended a run of nine Premier League games without a win (L6 D3).
Everton have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five Premier League games, conceding only two goals in the other match during this run.
The Toffees have won just three points from a possible 15 in their last five Premier League away games (D3 L2). During this run, they’ve netted only three goals.
Tim Howard kept his 100th Premier League clean sheet in Everton’s 0-0 midweek draw at Arsenal, becoming the 12th goalkeeper to reach this landmark in the competition.
Everton are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League games (six).
Sunderland have scored just two headed goals this season, a league-low, while only Chelsea (14) have scored more than the Toffees (13).
On the other hand, the Black Cats have conceded the joint-fewest headed goals this season (four), while Everton have shipped the most (14).
Swansea City v Southampton
Southampton have won just one of their last six league meetings with Swansea (L3 D2), with this victory coming back in March 1983.
The last six goals that Swansea City have scored in the Barclays Premier League have come from either Michu (3) or Luke Moore (3).
Jay Rodriguez has scored in three successive Premier League starts for Southampton.
Southampton are unbeaten in five Premier League games (W3 D2), only Everton (6) are on a longer unbeaten run currently.
Swansea have scored 43 goals this season; just one away from their total Premier League tally from 2011-12 (44) after 38 games.
The Swans have gone four Premier League games without a win (D1 L3). Should they lose this game, it’ll equal their longest run without a Premier League victory (five matches).
Swansea are one of only two teams (with Fulham) yet to win a game having conceded the first goal this season (15 games; D5 L10).
Southampton, on the other hand, have lost a joint-high four games having scored the first goal (losing a league-high 24 points in total).
Wayne Routledge has conceded more fouls without being shown a card than any other player in the top-flight this season (34).
Michu has scored a higher percentage of his team’s goals than any other player in the Premier League (39%).
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United
West Brom have won just two of their 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Newcastle United (D3 L8).
Newcastle have won three of their last four Premier League away trips at the Hawthorns, with each of these victories seeing the Magpies score exactly three times.
Papiss Demba Cissé has scored three and assisted one in his two Premier League appearances against WBA. Against no other side has the Senegalese striker scored more often.
Of West Brom’s last six Premier League goals, three have come from the penalty spot and another was an own goal.
Just one of Romelu Lukaku’s 13 Premier League goals this season have been scored in the opening 30 minutes of a match.
22 of Newcastle’s last 23 Premier League matches have produced a winner, with only one draw (W7 L15).
Romelu Lukaku has been offside more frequently than any other player in the Premier League this season (every 44 minutes).
The Baggies have scored a league-low of just two goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season.
Newcastle have been forced in to making more clearances than any other team in the top-flight this season (1396).
West Brom players have been shown a league-high seven yellow cards for time wasting this campaign.
West Ham United v Wigan Athletic
Just one of the previous 13 Barclays Premier League games between Wigan and West Ham have ended in a draw.
West Ham have won three successive home games against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League – this after failing to win the previous three (L2 D1).
Jussi Jääskeläinen has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (141).
Andy Carroll has been involved in four goals (three goals, one assist) in his last three Premier League appearances.
Wigan’s last three Premier League games have produced only four goals.
Wigan have only won seven of 34 Premier League games in April (20.6%), a lower win percentage than their overall rate (28.2%).
West Ham have drawn each of their last three Premier League games, they could become the fifth team to draw four in a row this season.
West Ham have made more accurate crosses than any other team this season (180).
Wigan’s last three Premier League goals have come in the closing 10 minutes of games.
Andy Carroll has won an aerial duel every 7.9 mins on average this season, a more frequent rate than any other Premier League player this season.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
Spurs have lost their last four Barclays Premier League encounters with Manchester City – this after losing just three of their previous 27.
There have been 14 goals scored in the last three Premier League games between Spurs and Man City, with 10 of those being netted by the Citizens.
On City’s last trip to White Hart Lane in the Premier League, they inflicted Spurs’ heaviest Premier League home defeat since December 1997 (5-1).
Edin Dzeko has scored five goals against Spurs in the Premier League, including four in their last trip to White Hart Lane (5-1) – more than against any other opponent in the competition.
Since defeating Arsenal at White Hart Lane at the start of March, Tottenham have won just four points from four Premier League games (W1 D1 L2).
Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in their last four Premier League trips to London, but have only netted two goals in response.
Carlos Tevez has scored 84 goals in 196 appearances in the Premier League, which is exactly the same record as Cristiano Ronaldo in the division.
Roberto Mancini’s side have won eight of their last nine games in all competitions, losing the other in a Premier League game away at Everton (0-2).
Tottenham are the only team to manage more than 200 shots on target in the Premier League this season (205).
Joe Hart has 15 Premier League clean sheets this season, three more than any other goalkeeper.
Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool have won four and lost none of their last five Barclays Premier League meetings with Chelsea.
Chelsea have won only one of their last six Premier League trips to Anfield (L4 D1), failing to score in three of these.
Rafael Benitez was the most successive Liverpool manager in the Premier League, winning 55.3% of matches in the competition. Brendan Rodgers has won 39.4% so far.
Chelsea defenders have provided 13 goals this season, more than the defenders at any other Premier League club.
Only Man City (27) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League than Chelsea (33) this season.
The Blues have won four of their last five Premier League games, keeping a clean sheet in three of these victories.
Chelsea have now won 71% of games when Frank Lampard has played this season (17 of 24) and just 13% without him (one of eight).
Juan Mata has provided 11 assists in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
Chelsea have scored more headed goals than any other Premier League team this season (14).
Luis Suarez has gone 429 minutes without a Premier League goal, while opposing striker and former Liverpool icon Fernando Torres has gone 907 minutes without a Premier League goal.
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Aston Villa have won just one of their last 34 Premier League games against Manchester United (L24 D9); with this victory coming at Old Trafford in December 2009.
Villa have netted only 10 goals in their 20 previous Premier League trips to Old Trafford.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has now scored 60 Premier League goals for Aston Villa – the most, alongside Dwight Yorke (also 60). Agbonlahor was the last Aston Villa player to score a winning goal against Manchester United (1-0 in Dec 2009).
Aston Villa have lost 28 Premier League games against Manchester United – six more defeats than against any other side.
Of sides that Aston Villa have faced more than four times in the Premier League, they have the lowest win percentage against Manchester United (7%).
Manchester United have recovered a league-high 28 points from losing positions this season; three of which came against Aston Villa in their previous meeting this season. They were losing 2-0 before coming back to win 3-2 at Villa Park.
Robin van Persie has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since January.
Manchester United need a maximum of six points from their last five games to win the title, but if Man City lose to Spurs on Sunday then a win in this game will secure the crown.
Man Utd last picked up fewer than six points from five Premier League games within a single season in March-April 2005 (DWDLL).
Shinji Kagawa has been involved in five goals (three goals, two assists) in his last seven Premier League appearances.
Man Utd have scored in each of their last 21 Premier League games. The second longest current run this season is five (Aston Villa/Chelsea).