Premier League Stats (18th-20th Aug 18)

We head into WEEK TWO in the Premier League with another full set of fixtures that range from Saturday (18th) till Monday (20th).

Cardiff and Newcastle get us going in the Saturday lunchtime clash – did you know the Toon Army have won their last 10 games over the Bluebirds?

Then a whole host of 3pm games on Saturday that include West Ham v Bournemouth, plus Spurs v Fulham, while we’ve a ‘must-see’ game to round-off the Saturday action as Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Onto Sunday and we’ve three more games that sees the champions, Man City, entertaining Huddersfield, plus Manchester United travel to the south coast to face Brighton – a fixture Jose Mourhino’s men lost 1-0 last term.

We end week two on Monday night with Crystal Palace welcoming Liverpool to Selhurst Park – a game that in recent years has produced many goals – a staggering 11 of the last 12 clashes saw at least three goals scored!

As always, we’ve got all the games covered from a head-to-head angle, plus our best betting option on each match based on the key head-to-head stats.


Saturday 18th August 2018

Cardiff City v Newcastle United 12:30

– Last met (2017, Championship), Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle
– Newcastle have won their last three vs Cardiff
– 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Newcastle have won their last 10 league games vs Cardiff
– Newcastle have won their last 5 repeat league fixtures vs Cardiff
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 6 repeat league fixtures
– Newcastle have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 league fixtures vs Cardiff
– No DRAWS in the last 13 head-to-heads (all comps)

BEST BET: NEWCASTLE/DRAW ‘DOUBLE CHANCE’

 

Everton v Southampton 15:00

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Everton 1-1 Southampton
– Southampton took 4 points off Everton last season
– Everton are 13 games unbeaten vs Southampton at home in the league
– Southampton last beat Everton away in the league in 1997
– 2 of the last 3 repeat fixtures ended 1-1
– 3 of the last 4 repeat fixtures went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Last season’s repeat fixture saw a RED CARD (Southampton)

BEST BET: EVERTON TO WIN

 

Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00

– Last met (2013, Championship), Leicester 2-1 Wolves
– 2 of the last 4 head-to-heads ended in draws
– 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Wolves have lost just 1 of their last 5 vs Leicester
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
– 6 of the last 11 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
– Leicester have lost just 1 of their last 21 home league games to Wolves
– 3 of the last 6 repeat fixtures ended in DRAWS
– 6 of the last 8 repeat league fixtures went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham 15:00

– Last met (2017 FA Cup), Fulham 0-3 Spurs
– Last repeat fixture (2014), Spurs 3-1 Fulham
– Spurs have lost just 1 of their last 7 vs Fulham (all comps)
– Spurs have lost just 1 of their last 11 league games vs Fulham
– 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Harry Kane (Spurs) score a hat-trick in the last head-to-head
– Harry Kane has scored 4 goals in the last 2 head-to-heads
– 6 of the last 8 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– No DRAWS in the last 11 head-to-heads (all comps)

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

West Ham United v Bournemouth 15:00

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth
– Both head-to-heads last season ended in DRAWS
– Both teams have scored in the last 3 head-to-heads
– 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
– West Ham have lost just 1 of their last 5 games vs Bournemouth

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Chelsea v Arsenal 17:30

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
– Met 5 times last season (2 Prem, Comm Shield, 2 EFL Cup)
– 4 DRAWS from last season’s 5 head-to-heads
– Arsenal have lost just 1 of their last 8 vs Chelsea (all comps)
– Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 6 home league games vs Arsenal
– 3 of the last 4 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 3 RED CARDS in the last 6 head-to-heads (all Chelsea)
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Sunday 19th August 2018

Burnley v Watford 13:30

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Burnley 1-0 Watford
– Burnley took 6 points off Watford last season
– Burnley are 10 games unbeaten at home vs Watford
– Watford have NOT scored in their last 3 away league games vs Burnley
– Both teams scored in 9 of the last 12 head-to-heads
– 2 RED CARDS in the last 3 head-to-heads (1 each)
– The last 4 repeat fixtures ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– 3 of the last 5 repeat fixtures ended in DRAWS

BEST BET: DRAW

 

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town 13:30

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 0-0 Huddersfield
– Man City took 4 points off Huddersfield last season
– 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
– 8 of the last 11 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Sergio Aguero (Man City) has scored 3 goals in the last 3 head-to-heads (2 pens)
– Man City have only won 1 of their last 6 home games vs Huddersfield (all comps)
– 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads at Man City went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: AGUERO TO SCORE ANYTIME

 

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United 16:00

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Brighton 1-0 Man Utd
– Man Utd have lost just 1 of their last 9 vs Brighton
– The last 6 head-to-heads ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 5 head-to-heads
– Brighton have scored just 1 goal in the last 5 head-to-heads
– Brighton are unbeaten in their last 3 home games vs Man Utd (all comps)
– Man Utd have won 3 of their last 5 vs Brighton 1-0

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS

 

Monday 20th August 2018

Crystal Palace v Liverpool 20:00

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Palace 1-2 Liverpool
– Liverpool took 6 points off Palace last season
– Liverpool have won 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
– Liverpool have won the last 3 repeat fixtures
– 11 of the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps) went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 11 of the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps)
– 1 DRAW in the last 15 head-to-heads
– Sadio Mane (Liverpool) scored in both head-to-heads last season
– The last 5 repeat fixtures went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– The last 5 repeat fixtures saw BOTH TEAMS score

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE