Premier League Stats & Analysis With Angus ‘Statto’ Loughran


Sunderland fought back from 2-0 down against Liverpool last weekend and begin this weekend’s Premier League programme against Manchester United.

Sunderland v Man United, Saturday 13th February, 12.45pm, BT Sport 1
United have not lost in 13 Premier League visits to The Stadium Of Light, winning 9 and drawing 4 while the hosts have failed to score in 8 of the last 12 at home to United, only managing one in the other 4.

The Black Cats have gone 11 matches without a clean sheet and are 19/5 for a shock 3 points while United are 3/4 to get back on track after letting a big win at Chelsea slip in stoppage time.

United can be backed at 9/5 to win to nil and in-form Wayne Rooney will be popular at 6/5 to score at anytime.

Bournemouth v Stoke, Saturday 13th February, 3pm
Bournemouth have only won 3 of their 12 home games this season so it is incredible they are not in the bottom 3.

They have some winnable games coming up starting with Stoke on Saturday and will hope to pick up some points in the next month as they have a very tricky end of season campaign which could yet see them in a relegation battle.

Home advantage has been huge in this fixture over the years with 10 home wins and 2 draws in the last 12 matches between two.

Bournemouth are 21/20 to make home advantage count.

It’s 31 years since Stoke have gone 5 top flight games without a goal and it is now 6 hours 12 mins since they last scored in the Premier League. They can be backed at 11/4 to reverse the trend of home wins.

Crystal Palace v Watford, Saturday 13th February, 3pm
Crystal Palace have won 7 of the last 10 at home to Watford in all competitions and are 5/4 to make it 8 from 11 and gain a much needed 3 points to ease any possible talk of them being dragged into a relegation battle.

This match features the two sides with the fewest first half goals scored this season – 7 for Watford and 9 for Palace. So the half time score being 0-0 at Selhurst Park will be popular at 29/20.

Everton v West Brom, Saturday 13th February, 3pm
Everton will be the banker for plenty at 4/7 at home to WBA who scraped through against Peterborough in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

The Toffees have scored 23 first half goals this season, the joint highest with Spurs. So Evens on a goal scored in the 30th min or before looks great value.

Norwich v West Ham, Saturday 13th February, 3pm, Setanta Sports 1
Norwich City are desperate for the points against West Ham who have not won in their last 16 league visits to Carrow Road, drawing 7 and losing 9.

After some big away wins earlier in the season, The Hammers have struggled on the road in recent months so a home win at 11/8 will be a popular choice.

This match has produced a 90th minute goal in the last 4 fixtures so Evens on the 2nd half having more goals than the first half is great value.

Swansea v Southampton, Saturday 13th February, 3pm
Southampton travel to Swansea after 4 clean sheets in a row from Fraser Forster and the good news for the Saints is that Swansea have failed to score in their last 3 against Southampton.

Swansea are 21/10 for 3 crucial points while Southampton are 29/20 and 11/4 to win to nil.

Chelsea v Newcastle, Saturday 13th February, 5.30pm, Sky Sports 1
It is hard to believe but Newcastle have taken more points (13) off Chelsea than any other team in the last 5 years.

The visitors can be backed at 13/2 for another shock win and 7/2 to snatch a point. Chelsea have drawn too many games since Guus Hiddink took the reins, leaving themselves with no chance of making the top 4 and they will have to rely on the FA Cup or Champions League for any silverware this season. At 2/5 they will be in plenty of accumulators but they are certainly on the short side.

Arsenal v Leicester, Sunday 14th February, 12pm, Sky Sports 1
Arsenal and Leicester are currently 2/1 joint favourites for the Premier League and their clash at noon on Sunday could have a huge bearing on the destiny of the Premier League title this season.

Leicester have been the team of the season so far and will have their backers at 7/2 to follow up their famous win at Man City. If Leicester were to win on Sunday they would have an outstanding chance of going on to win the title which would be up there with the greatest sporting triumphs of all time!

History is against Leicester with Arsenal having won their last 8 home games against the Foxes.

They are also unbeaten in their last 18 when hosting Leicester, winning 12 and drawing 6. Arsenal are 7/10 for a crucial 3 points while a draw, which would also be a great result for Leicester, is 14/5. Claudio Ranieri arrived as The Tinkerman but has kept the same team for the last 5 matches!

Aston Villa v Liverpool, Sunday 14th February, 2.05pm, Sky Sports 1
Liverpool are 20/23 to win for the 5th time in a row at Villa Park and have lost just once in 17 visits to the midlands club.

Nothing less than a win will do for the bottom side Villa who look a decent price at 7/2.

Man City v Tottenham, Sunday 14th February, 4.15pm, Sky Sports 1
Manchester City and Tottenham conclude the weekend’s fixtures and City will be well backed at Evens but The Citizens amazingly have not beaten a top 6 side this season!

This is a fixture which has produced 41 goals in the last 9 matches and you can get 7/4 on 4 or more goals with 4/1 on 5 or more likely to be popular also.

City have won their last 5 at home against Spurs and 8 of their last 10 but this Spurs team is a decent outfit who are only 4/1 for the Premier League title.

*Prices correct at time of publication.