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All the factz on the August 17 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League today. Here are the factz you need to know:

Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth 

* This is only the 7th League meeting between the sides.

* Villa Park was a fortress for Villa towards the end of last season, with 6 wins from their last 7 matches.
* Bournemouth aren’t great away from home: they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 on the road.
* However, they have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.

* Jack Grealish will be hoping to end a streak on 19 consecutive PL matches he’s played in for Villa ending in defeat.

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

* Brighton are a bogey side for the Hammers. The Seagulls have won 3 of the 4 PL matches between the sides, drawing the other.

* Last week’s 3-0 win over Watford was Brighton’s first PL win in 10 matches.
* West Ham won their last 2 away matches last season, but had lost 7 of their previous 8.
* Scoring at home is one of Brighton’s problems, netting just 7 times in their last 12 matches at the Amex.

* If the Hammers win today, it’ll be their 100th in the Premier League.

Everton v Watford

* It ended 2-2 between these sides at Goodison Park last season. Watford took a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.
* Goodison is a fortress for the Toffees – they haven’t conceded a goal here since February 6.
* in fact, Everton have kept clean sheets in 9 of their last 12 matches.
* Watford have lost their last 4 PL matches – they haven’t lost 5 in a row since 2017.

* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 16 matches.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

* Games between these sides are usually fun – 24 goals scored in the last 6 meetings.
* Norwich had been on a 14-match unbeaten run before last week’s defeat to Liverpool.
* Newcastle won their last away match of last season. They haven’t won consecutive away matches since January 2018.
* Norwich have not got a good record against the Magpies – 5 defeats in their last 9 meetings and only 1 win.

* Newcastle have won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.

Southampton v Liverpool

* The Reds did the double over Saints last season; winning 1-3 at St Mary’s and 3-0 at Anfield.
* Saints have won 16 of their last 77 PL matches – although half of those have come in the last 24 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Liverpool are chasing a club record-equalling 11th consecutive PL win.
* The Reds have also scored at least 2 goals in every one of those wins.
* Saints are without a win in 6 – 3 defeats in that run.

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

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It’s the start of a new era on Tyneside as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first match as Newcastle United manager, welcoming Unai Emery’s Arsenal to St James’s Park. 

Both sides have invested over the summer – but have also lost key players from last season.

Arsenal are looking to regain a spot in the Champions League, while Newcastle will be looking to prove the pundits who predicted them for relegation this season wrong.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it’s live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This fixture ended 0-0 last season. Arsenal took a 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium.
* Newcastle have an awful record against Arsenal; they’ve won just 1 of the last 16 matches against them and drawn only 3.
* Newcastle had decent form towards the end of last season – winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Arsenal’s last 10 matches were the same as Newcastle’s – 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
* Reiss Nelson is back for Arsenal. He made 23 appearances and scored 7 goals on Lon for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga last season.

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

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The final match in this long day of Premier League football sees Newcastle United host Liverpool at St James’s Park. 

Newcastle could finish as high as 11th, but Liverpool are going for the title and will re-take the lead in the title race with a win.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Newcastle are bang in form, having won 6 of their past 7 matches.
* However, Liverpool can go one better – they’ve won 7 out of 7, scoring 20 goals in that run.
* Ayoze Perez is the Magpies’ form man with 7 goals in his last 7 appearances.
* For Liverpool, Andy Robertson has 11 assists – one more will be a record number for a defender in this division.
* Liverpool could finish runners-up with 97 points – the highest ever points haul to not win in Europe’s top 5 leagues, beating Real Madrid’s 96 in 2009/10.

All the factz on Brighton v Newcastle United, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick off in the Premier League today sees Newcastle United travel south to face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. 

Brighton desperately need points to stay ahead of Cardiff City, who currently occupy the final relegation place. But while Newcastle have nothing to play for, it means they can play with freedom.

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

* Brighton are bang out of form: they’ve lost 6 of their last 7 matches, failing to score in any of them.
* Newcastle have won 5 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 3.
* Glenn Murray hasn’t scored at the Amex since December.
* Only 6 clubs have conceded fewer goals than Newcastle this season – 44.
* The Seagulls have only scored more than one goal in a league match 3 times this year.

All the factz on today’s Premier League matches

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There are just three matches in the Premier League today, thanks to the FA Cup.

Today, the focus is on the bottom of the table with several clubs in relegation trouble playing. Now is the time to be getting wins, and victory today could go a long way to securing Premier League survival.

All matches kick off at 3pm. Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United 

* A Salomon Rondon double was enough for Newcastle to take all three points in a 2-1 when the sides met earlier in the season at St James’s Park.
* Bournemouth are strong at home, having won 25 points at the Vitality Stadium this season – the best return outside of the top 6.
* Newcastle are in good form at home, but haven’t won in 6 away from St James’s Park.
* The Cherries’ Ryan Fraser is the man to stop – he has 10 assists this season.

* Meanwhile Salomon Rondon is Newcastle’s main man with 8 goals and 5 assists.

Burnley v Leicester City 

* After a run of 8 matches unbeaten, Burnley have lost their last 3 matches on the spin.
* Leicester are in improving form, winning 2 of their last 3 PL matches, having won 1 and lost 6 of their previous 8.
* Defence is Burnley’s main problem: 57 goals conceded so far, the second worst record in the league.
* The Foxes haven’t had a clean sheet since New Years Day – a run of 9 matches.

* Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games.

West Ham United v Huddersfield Town 

* Huddersfield haven’t beaten West Ham in a league match since 1971.
* West Ham are unbeaten at the London Stadium this year, having won 4 and drawn 2 there in 2019.
* The Terriers have lost 8 of their last 10 league matches, winning just once in that run.
* They have also scored just 8 goals away from home all season – the joint lowest in the league.
* The Hammers are set-piece specialists with 6 of their last 7 goals coming from dead-ball situations.