Liverpool vs Arsenal stats based preview

Liverpool v Arsenal

Sunday 21st December, 16.00

Anfield

The standout fixture of this weekend’s Premier League action sees low-flying Liverpool take on the inconsistent Arsenal.

Could this be Brendan Rodgers’ last chance to save his job? If his team lose this game – and other results go against them – Liverpool could find themselves sat in 13th place in the Premier League at Christmas, which is surely a record low for a club with such a fine tradition.

Arsene Wenger is a man under fire too, and with the ongoing saga concerning Jurgen Klopp’s position at Borussia Dortmund – a man tipped to replace the Frenchman – he’ll be hoping for a good result on Sunday to keep the wolves at bay a while longer.

Form

You would expect Rodgers to put out a more attacking team than that the one that surrendered so feebly at Old Trafford on Sunday, although his men are suffering something of a crisis of confidence as their home form testifies (W-D-L-W-D). A return of eight points from a possible fifteen is not going to warm the cockles around Anfield way.

That being said, Arsenal are in no better shape themselves on the road: L-W-L-W-L has a lovely symmetry to it, but doesn’t fill anyone with confidence.

Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool vs Arsenal stats based previewunratedEditor2014-12-17 13:58:37Liverpool v Arsenal
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Manchester United v Liverpool, goals, corners, cards and goal scorers

Manchester United v Liverpool

Sunday 14th December 13.30

Whilst many supporters were anticipating a title tilt under Louis Van Gaal the truth is that Man Utd will see Champions League qualification as a bonus from this campaign.

That said, the Red Devils can’t blame their home form for their below-par league position. They’ve turned Old Trafford into the kind of fortress it used to be, and they’re currently enjoying a five game unbeaten stretch on home soil (W-D-W-W-W).
Liverpool meanwhile have experienced a pretty heavy dose of travel sickness so far this season, with their away form looking dodgier than your mum’s brussel sprouts. A return of L-W-L-L-W tells its own tale, and the stats are even more enlightening….
Goals
As you’d expect with such a dominant home record Man United have got a very tidy goal margin of +1.2 at Old Trafford this season (avg. 2 for, 0.8 against). Contrast that to the Reds’ rather hideous looking -0.2 (avg. 1.7 for, 1.9 against). It’s Liverpool’s much-maligned defence that’s their main problem, and with Robin Van Persie starting to look hungry for goals again that Achilles heel could be about to be trodden on once again.
A quick glance at the two clubs’ respected Over 2.5 Goals records in 2014/15 also offers some good insight: Manchester United are at 75% and Liverpool an eye-popping 85.7%.
With all of this in mind, we predict the scoreline will be: Man Utd 2 v 1 Liverpool.
And for punters interested in the Time of First Goal market, well you’ll be pleased to know that Man Utd average the 30th minute and Liverpool the 34th, so there’s a nice window of opportunity to beat the bookies there.

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Sunday 14th December 13.30

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Barclays Premier League preview and betting tips for 13-16 December 2014

Let’s take a look at this weekend’s Premier League games and explore some betting options. In particular, we focus on the corner betting and goal betting markets.

Sat 13 December

15:00 Kick-offs

Burnley v Southampton

Burnley are struggling near the foot of the Barclays Premier League table and are just 2 point above Leicester. This weekend they welcome Ronald Koeman’s high-flying Southampton to Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche’s team have the lowest home goal strike rate in the league with an average of just 0.8 per game and have conceded an average of 1.4 per game. The Saints have managed an average of 1 goal per game on the road while conceding and average of 0.9. These stats push this game into contention for the under 2.5 goal category.

Burnley are also in the bottom 3 when it comes to winning corners at home with an average of just 4 corners won per game. However, they only concede an average of 4 per home game as well. Southampton on the other hand, win an average of 5.7 corners on the road but that total may be tough to achieve against Burnley. Even if they do, this game should still finish with under 10.5 corners.

The home side also have the distinction of leading the yellow card table when playing at home and could be a good bet to receive the first booking.

Chelsea v Hull

League leaders Chelsea are also top of the home goal scoring table having managed to score an average of 2.6 goals per game at Stamford Bridge. This weekend they play host to Steve Bruce’s struggling Hull city team. Hull have only managed to net 0.9 goals per away game on average but with Chelsea’s home record, this game should still finish with over 2.5 goals.

Only Arsenal win more corners at home than Jose Mourinho’s side who win an average of 7.9 per game. Hull do not win many corners on the road – with a record of just 3 per game – but that should not stop this game finishing with over 10.5 corners.

Crystal Palace v Stoke

In this clash at Selhurst Park, the stats point to an average goal and corner count. The only stand out figures are Crystal Palace’s very low bookings total, which stands at just one yellow card per home game; and Stoke’s high away bookings total of 2.9 yellows per game. As a result, Stoke should be favourites to be booked first and to receive the most yellow cards.

Leicester v Man City

Bottom of the table Leicester City will entertain second-placed Manchester City on Saturday in what promises to be a goal-laden game. The Foxes home games have averaged 3.3 total goals per game with the Nigel Pearson’s side managing a decent ratio of 1.6 goals per game and 1.7 going to the opposition.

Manchester City’s away games have averaged a huge total of 3.6 goals per game with the Blues managing to score an average of 2.5 per match. On paper, this game looks like a hot pick in the over 2.5 goals market.

Barclays Premier League preview

Barclays Premier League preview and betting tips for 13-16 December 2014unratedNeil2014-12-09 12:45:47Let’s take a look at this weekend’s Premier League games and explore some betting options. In particular, we focus on the corner betting and goal …
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Both Teams to Score tips – 5-8 December 2014

This week we take a closer look at the Both Teams to Score or Goals Galore markets. First we will examine which teams across Europe are performing well in this area and then will select some stand out fixtures from the top leagues this weekend.

Top teams in the BTTS markets

Across all the European leagues, there is one team that is leading the way in the BTTS stats and that team is Estoril. The Portuguese Primeira Liga side has an incredible 100% strike rate in both their home and away game so far this season. Estoril are closely followed by Italian Serie B relegation candidates Cittadella who have an overall BTTS ratio of 87.5%.

Best home and away records

There are three teams who have a 100% home record in this category: Estoril, Exeter City and Serie B side Varese; and five teams with a 100% away record: Estoril, Milan, West Ham and Dutch Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles.

Keep an eye on those teams when filling out your Goals Galore coupons over the following weeks.

This week’s tips

Premier League

This weekend we have picked 10 fixtures that should be considered in the Both Teams to Score market. The first game is in the Premier League and features in-form Manchester City who host Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Home games for City have resulted in both teams scoring on 4 out of 6 occasions – a total strike rate of 66.7 %. Both teams have scored in 85.7% of their opponents away games. This combined result of 152.4 % put this game into the right area for this market.

Bundesliga

In Germany there is one game that fills the criteria to be considered in this category and that is Borrussia Monchengladbach, who have a 71.4% home record; against Hertha Berlin, who have an away ratio of 66.7%.

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Both Teams to Score tips – 5-8 December 2014unratedNeil2014-12-09 12:44:10This week we take a closer look at the Both Teams to Score or Goals Galore markets. First we will examine which teams across Europe are performing wel…
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Newcastle v Chelsea stats and predictions

Newcastle v Chelsea Saturday 6th December, 12.45
St James Park 
Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off sees the Premier League’s two most in-form teams – Newcastle United and Chelsea – square off at St James Park.
Alan Pardew’s men – despite losing to West Ham at the weekend – will be full of festive cheer after going on an unbeaten six game run prior to their defeat to the Hammers. Indeed, if they can claim the three points against Jose Mourinho’s Blues – and other results go their way – they can sneak into the Champions League places. Not bad for a side who, just a matter of weeks ago, were in the relegation zone.
Chelsea continue to steamroller their way through the 2014/15 campaign, and despite Saturday’s dour nil-nil with Sunderland they will remain optimistic heading into the often tricky Christmas period. Mind you, they’ll need a better performance in the North east this time out with Man City continuing to chip away at their lead at the top.
The form guide throws up quite an interesting statistic: Both Newcastle (home) and Chelsea (away) are unbeaten in their last five games, so surely something’s got to give.
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Newcastle v Chelsea stats and predictionsunratedEditor2014-12-03 14:21:28Newcastle v Chelsea Saturday 6th December, 12.45
St James Park 
Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off sees the Premier League’s two most in-form teams …
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