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All the factz on Liverpool v Watford, including which TV channel its on

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The first match in the Premier League this weekend sees top take on bottom as Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield.

The Reds will be confident of extending their unbeaten start to the season against a side that has won just once all season in the Premier League. However, the Hornets are playing for the first time under new boss Nigel Pearson and will be keen to impress.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool did a comprehensive double over Watford last season, winning 5-0 at Anfield and 0-3 at Vicarage Road.
* The Reds have won 24 of their last 25 Premier League matches, and are unbeaten in 33, with 28 wins.
* In contrast, Watford have won just one of their last 20 Premier League matches.
* Goalscoring is a problem for the Hornets – they’ve bagged just 9 goals all season in the league.
* Liverpool have a 100% record in league matches at Anfield this season but are still yet to keep a clean sheet there.

All the factz on Manchester City v Aston Villa, including which TV channel its on

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The early kick-off in the Premier League today sees Manchester City take on Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.

City can close the gap to Liverpool to 3 points with a win today, meanwhile victory for the Villains would take them into the top half of the table.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:

* City’s recent record against Villa is enviable – they’ve won their last 9 home matches against them.
* City also haven’t lost consecutive he matches since February 2016.
* Villa have hit some form, winning their last two. They haven’t won 3 in a row in the Premier League since 2010.
* Aston Villa have also scored at least twice  in each of their last 4 matches.
* City’s strike force is on fire: Gabriel Jesus has scored in each of his last 7 appearances while Sergio Aguero is second in the PL goalscoring charts with 8 strikes – one behind Jamie Vardy.

All the factz on West Ham United v Manchester City, including which TV channel its on

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The lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League sees champions Manchester City travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United. 

City are looking to get their title defence off to a perfect start, having seen rivals Liverpool cruise to a 4-1 win over Norwich City last night. Meanwhile the Hammers have invested heavily over the summer and will be gunning for a good start.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Manchester City have won all four of their previous visits to the London Stadium, with an aggregate score of 17-1.
* However, the London Stadium is something of a fortress for West Ham this year; they’ve lost just once in 9 PL games in 2019, winning 5.
* But the Hammers haven’t kept a clean sheet against City in 16 matches in all competitions.
* City have won all of their previous 14 PL matches.
* In that run, of 7 away matches, City have conceded just twice.

All the factz on Cardiff City v Crystal Palace, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick off in the Premier League sees Cardiff City take on Crystal Palace.

For Cardiff, the equation is simple: a loss, and they are relegated. A draw, and they need Brighton to lose to take their fight to the final day of the season. A win, and if Brighton fail to win, then the relegation battle will go down to the wire. Meanwhile, Palace are in a 4-team battle to finish 11th – remember, each place comes with prize money.

The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Cardiff have lost 8 of their past 10 league matches – but they have won the other two.
  • Palace have won 4 and lost 4 of their last 10 PL matches.
  • The Bluebirds are slow starters – they’ve scored just 9 goals in the first half of matches this season.
  • The Eagles are great away from home – they’ve won 16 points on their travels in 2019 – only Manchester City have won more in the PL.
  • Only Huddersfield have scored fewer than Cardiff’s 30 goals this season.

All the factz on Manchester United v Arsenal, including which TV channel its on

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Two of the Premier League’s biggest rivals face off at Old Trafford tonight as Manchester United play Arsenal. United have stuttered of late, while Arsenal have been in form – but which team will prevail? The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • United are unbeaten against Arsenal at Old Trafford since 2006 in the PL – a run of 11 matches. They have won 8 of those.
  • The main problem for United is defence – they have conceded 23 so far this season – only the bottom 5 clubs have let in more.
  • The Gunners are unbeaten in 12 PL matches (9 wins) and 19 in all competitions (15 wins).
  • United are without a win in 3 matches but have only lost once at Old Trafford in the PL this season.
  • Expect goals tonight – both sides have kept just 2 clean sheets each in the PL this season.