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All the factz on the April 13 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are just 4 matches kicking off at the traditional 3pm on Saturday slot in the Premier League this week. 

It’ll be all eyes on the relegation scrap today as all of those with fears of going down are playing, so there are some cliched 6-pointers happening.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth 

* Brighton have won just 2 of their last 11 PL matches.
* Bournemouth are similarly out of form: they have won 1 of their last 9 matches and lost 10 of their last 11 away from home.
* Brighton have scored just 17 goals at home this season – only Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town have scored fewer.
* However, Bournemouth have conceded 37 goals on their travels, only Fulham have let in more.

* Bournemouth have to be wary of Brighton’s set-pieces – they’ve scored 18 goals from dead ball situations, second only to Liverpool.

Burnley v Cardiff City

* Burnley won the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
* The Clarets have won their last 2 matches, having lost their previous four.
* Meanwhile Cardiff have lost 5 of their last 6 PL matches, winning the other.
* Burnley aren’t great at home – they’ve lost 8 PL matches at Turf Moor this season so far.

* But then Cardiff aren’t good on their travels either – winning just 8 points. Only Fulham and Huddersfield have won fewer.

Fulham v Everton

* Three second half goals took Everton to a comfortable 3-0 win at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture.
* Fulham have conceded two or more goals in each of their past 13 PL matches – that’s a top-flight record.
* Everton have won their last 3 matches without conceding a goal.
* The Cottagers have lost their last 9 PL matches in a row.

* Everton have won 3 away matches this year – another today will match their entire 2018 total.

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers

* Wolves eased to a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture back in September.
* Southampton have won 3 and lost 3 in their last 6 PL matches.
* Wolves are looking to complete just their second league double of the season. They’ve already beaten West Ham twice.
* Saints have scored in each of their last 11 PL matches at St Mary’s.
* Keeping a lead is Southampton’s main problem – they’ve dropped 23 points from winning positions.

All the factz on the February 26 7.45pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 7.45pm tonight, involving several clubs that are in, or just outside of, the relegation zone.

Wins tonight could help some sides put distance between them and the drop zone, but likewise a loss could pull them right into the fight.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Cardiff City v Everton

  • Cardiff haven’t beaten Everton in a league match since 1956. However, Everton haven’t beaten Cardiff in Cardiff since 1929.
  • The Bluebirds aren’t in great form, having lost 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • But Everton are in worse form, having lost their last 3 PL matches and 8 of their last 11.
  • Cardiff have problems defensively – they have conceded 28 goals at home this season – the most in the division.
  • However, Everton’s problems are at the other end of the pitch, having scored just 3 goals in their past 5 PL matches.

Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Huddersfield beat Wolves in the reverse fixture – but since then the Terriers have lost 13 matches and drawn 1 in the PL.
  • Meanwhile Wolves are unbeaten in their last 5 PL matches, with 3 wins and 2 draws.
  • Goalscoring remains Huddersfield’s main problem – just 14 in 27 PL matches.
  • Raul Jimenez is the man Huddersfield need to stop. The Wolves forward has scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists this season.
  • Huddersfield have lost their last 7 in the PL – the record number of consecutive defeats in the Premier League is 10, held by Sunderland in 2003 and 2005.

Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

  • The sides drew 1-1 at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season, with Jamie Vardy equalising for the Foxes in the 79th minute – and after James Maddison had been sent off after 28 minutes.
  • Leicester have lost their last 4 PL matches at home – form that helped to get Claude Puel the sack earlier this week.
  • But Brighton are out of form – they have lost 7 of their last 11 in the PL, with just a solitary win in that run.
  • If Glenn Murray scores, it will be his 100th goal for Brighton.
  • Despite not winning in 6 matches, Leicester have scored in all but one of those games.

All the factz on the February 9 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today. Liverpool can regain top spot by avoiding defeat against AFC Bournemouth, while at the other end of the table, Huddersfield are looking for their first win under manager Jan Siewert – but they face a tough task against Champions League-chasing Arsenal.

Here are the factz you need to know on all the matches:

Crystal Palace v West Ham United

* West Ham came from behind to win 3-2 at the London Stadium earlier in the season.

* Palace have only won 3 matches at Selhurst Park this season – and have gained more points away from home.
* The Hammers have 1 win in their last 5 (2 defeats) and lost their last 3 away matches.
* The Eagles have kept 9 clean sheets this season – only the top 4 have kept more.

* West Ham meanwhile have kept just 4 this season – only Fulham have kept fewer.

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal

* Arsenal have won all 3 Premier League matches against Huddersfield.
* Huddersfield have lost 11 if their last 12 PL matches, drawing the other.
* Arsenal are on a terrible away run – losing 4 of their last 5 on the road and drawing the other.
* The Terriers have scored 1 goal this year in all competitions.

* Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season.

Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth 

* Liverpool thumped Bournemouth 0-4 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season with Mo Salah bagging a hat-trick.
* The Reds are unbeaten in their last 33 home matches in all competitions.
* Bournemouth are awful away from home – they have lost their last 7 in the PL conceding at least twice in every match.
* Salah has 48 goals in 61 games for Liverpool.

* Bournemouth have conceded 44 goals – only the bottom 4 have let in more.

Southampton v Cardiff City

* Cardiff won the reverse fixture 1-0 – that was Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first match in charge.
* Saints are in decent form – unbeaten in 5 matches (2 wins)
* Cardiff Meanwhile have won 1 of their last 5, losing 3 of those matches.
* Saints have problems at the back – just 1 clean sheet in their last 15 matches.

* Cardiff have won just once away from home this season and scored just 7 goals on their travels.

Watford v Everton

* A Lucas Digne goal in the 96th minute rescued a point for Everton in a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture.
* Watford are out of form – just 3 wins in their last 15 PL matches (6 defeats).
* Everton are out of form too: 3 wins in their last 12 PL matches and 7 defeats.
* Set-pieces are Everton’s Achilles heel – they’ve conceded a league-high 19 from dead ball situations this season.
* Both sides have similar goals scored/conceded stats: Watford have scored 34 to Everton’s 33. The Hornets have conceded 33, the Toffees 36.

All the factz on the 29 January matches in the Premier League

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There are 6 matches in the Premier League tonight, with clubs at both ends of the table – including all of the bottom 5 – in action and seeking victories to boost their seasons.

All matches kick off at 7.45pm unless stated.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Arsenal v Cardiff City

  • Arsenal won the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
  • The Gunners are unbeaten in 11 PL matches at the Emirates Stadium, including 9 wins in that run – the last 5 in succession.
  • Meanwhile Cardiff are poor away from home – just one win all season, against Leicester.
  • If Arsenal keep a clean sheet, it will be only the second time this season they have had successive shut-outs.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in 11 of their 23 PL matches this season – only Huddersfield have failed to score in that many matches.

Fulham v Brighton & Hove Albion

  • The sides drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season.
  • Fulham have lost all 4 matches they have played this year.
  • Brighton are also out of form – just 1 win in their last 8 in the Premier League, with 6 defeats in that run.
  • The Cottagers have the leakiest defence in any of Europe’s top 5 divisions this season, having conceded 51 goals in 23 matches.
  • Brighton have kept just 1 clean sheet in their past 13 PL matches – against Everton in December.

Huddersfield Town v Everton

  • Huddersfield haven’t beaten Everton since March 1956.
  • The Terriers have lost 9 of their last 10 PL matches – the other was drawn.
  • Everton are also out of form, with just 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 10 matches – only Huddersfield and Fulham have worse records in the last 10 matches.
  • The Toffees also leak goals – just one clean sheet in 12 matches in all competitions.
  • Huddersfield have scored just 5 goals at home this season – and not more than one in a match.

Manchester United v Burnley (8pm)

  • Manchester United have won 8 successive matches in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as interim manager.
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last 4 PL matches – 3 wins and 1 draw.
  • Marcus Rashford is United’s form man, having scored in 4 successive PL matches.
  • It is now 66 PL matches since Burnley were last awarded a penalty. However, the record is 91 matches, held by Wimbledon.
  • The Clarets haven’t won at Old Trafford since 1962 – a run of 19 matches in all competitions.

Newcastle United v Manchester City (8pm)

  • Newcastle have an awful record against Manchester City – they have lost 19 of their last 22 PL meetings. The other three matches have been drawn.
  • Newcastle won last time out against Cardiff – their first win in 6.
  • City have won their last 4 PL matches, and 8 in all competitions
  • In their last 6 matches in all competitions City have scored 28 goals and conceded none.
  • If City score first, it could be curtains for the Magpies – they have lost all 11 matches this season where they have conceded the first goal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United

  • Wolves beat West Ham 0-1 at the London Stadium earlier in the season. However, they have never done the double over the Hammers.
  • Wolves are in decent form, having won 5 and drawn 1 of their last 9 matches.
  • But they do leak goals at home – they have conceded 18 so far this season – only 4 clubs have let in more on their own patch.
  • The Hammers are in great form – 7 wins in their last 10 PL matches and only 2 defeats.
  • West Ham are slow starters though – 17 of their last 20 PL goals have come after half-time.

All the factz on the 19 January 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are 6 matches in the Premier League that kick off at 3pm today. Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United

* Bournemouth came from behind to win 1-2 at the London Stadium earlier this season.
* The Cherries have lost 9 of their last 12 PL matches.
* West Ham are in better form, having won 6 of their past 9 matches.
* These two sides have the leakiest defences in the PL since the start of last season: Bournemouth have conceded 103 goals, West Ham 100.

* The Hammers are good away from home – having won 14 points on their travels this season, just 1 fewer than in the entire 2017/18 season.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace

* Liverpool have beaten Palace in their last 3 meetings, but the Eagles did inflict the Reds’ last League defeat at Anfield in April 2017.
* Liverpool have won their last 6 matches at Anfield.
* Palace are doing well – 3 wins in their last 6 including consecutive away victories.
* Palace have 8 clean sheets this season – only the top 6 have done better.

* But Liverpool are better defensively with just 10 conceded all season in the PL.

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Brighton have beaten United in their last 2 meetings, including 3-2 at the Amex in August.
* United have won their last 5 matches in the PL.
* Marcus Rashford is United’s form man with 5 goals and 5 assists in his last 9 appearances.
* Brighton have lost 1 of their last 5, winning 2.

* However, they aren’t good away from home – they’ve lost 19 on the road since the start of last season.

Newcastle United v Cardiff City

* The reverse fixture ended 0-0.
* Cardiff have a terrible record at St Jame’s Park: they haven’t won there since 1963, losing on 17 of 18 visits.
* Newcastle are awful at home – they’ve lost 8 times in front of their own fans, the worst record in the PL.
* Don’t expect a goal-fest – Cardiff have failed to score in 10 matches this season.

* Newcastle have won just 1 of their last 9 matches, scoring just 5 goals in that time.

Southampton v Everton

* Everton won 2-1 at Goodison Park earlier in the season. They haven’t done the double over the Saints since 2001/2.
* Saints have won 3 of their 7 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Everton have kept 1 clean sheet in 10 matches in all competitions.
* The Toffees have won 3 of their last 10 matches.

* Southampton have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 matches.

Watford v Burnley 

* Watford beat Burnley 1-3 at Turf Moor last August.
* Burnley have won their last 3 matches.
* Watford are also in decent form, they have won 3 of their last 7 but lost just one of those.
* The Hornets have won as many points at home as away this season – 16.
* Burnley have the second-worst defence in the PL with 43 conceded. However they have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 4 matches.