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All the factz on Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur

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Molineux is the venue for an intriguing clash between two sides looking to close the gap on the clubs in the top 4 as Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Tottenham Hotspur.

Both sides have had good form recently – and played in Europe in midweek – and are separated by one point and one place in the Premier League table.

The match kicks off at 2pm. It isn’t live on TV in the UK, but it can be followed on various radio stations. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Wolves are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches – their best run in the top flight since 1959. They lifted the title that season.
* Meanwhile Spurs have enjoyed a renaissance under Jose Mourinho, winning 3 of their 4 Premier League games under him – as many as they managed in the last 15 matches of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.
* Wolves are the Premier League’s draw specialists – 9 of their 16 matches have ended all square.
* Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home in the league in 15 matches – a run stretching back to New Year’s Day.
* Wolves have only been beaten once at home in their last 16 Premier League matches there – winning 9.

Alll the factz on the December 14 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are four matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with interest at both ends of the table.

As always in the UK, none of the matches are live on TV but you can follow the action on local and national radio, as well as various TV results services.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Burnley v Newcastle United

* Newcastle did the double over the Clarets last season.
* Burnley’s easily season form seems to have evaporated: they’ve lost 6 of their last 8 matches.
* Meanwhile Newcastle have won 4 of their last 6 PL matches, losing once.
* Sean Dyche has called on just 19 players in the league this season.

* Newcastle are the only Premier League side yet to be awarded a penalty this season. Not getting penalties was a traditional gripe for Dyche.

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth

* Chelsea won this fixture 2-0 last season. However, the Cherries won the return match 4-0.
* After a good run, Chelsea have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
* But Bournemouth are on an even worse run – they’ve lost 5 consecutive Premier League matches.
* Chelsea have yet to gain a point after going behind this season.

* Set pieces are Bournemouth’s strength – they’ve scored 9 so far this season from deadball situations.

Leicester City v Norwich City

* Leicester are in amazing form – they’ve won their last 8 PL matches, scoring at least twice in each game.
* Jamie Vardy has also scored in every one of those matches. He once scored in 11 straight matches back in 2015.
* Meanwhile Norwich are on a run of 1 win in 11 with 8 defeats in that sequence.
* The Canaries have also conceded at least twice in 13 of their 16 matches this season.

* Leicester have conceded just 10 goals this season – the best record in the division.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa

* When the sides met last season in the Championship both were goal fests: in this fixture, United ran out 4-1 winners. In the return, the Blades were 0-3 up with 10 minutes to go, but Villa staged an amazing comeback to draw 3-3.

* United have lost just one of their last 9 PL matches, although they have drawn 5 in that run.
* Villa have lost 5 of their last 7 matches, but in that run they have played all of the current top 6.
* Only Leicester and Liverpool have a better defensive record than Sheffield United in the PL this season.
* Getting a lead isn’t Villa’s problem – it’s keeping it. They’ve lost 13 points from winning positions so far this season.

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 Aston Villa v Newcastle United, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this round of Premier League fixtures sees Newcastle United travel south to take on Aston Villa under the lights at Villa Park.

This match sees former Villa manager Steve Bruce make his first return to Villa Park since he was sacked a little over a year ago. His successor, Dean Smith, oversaw a remarkable run of form that culminated in Villa returning to the Premier League.

Newcastle’s form has picked up recently with a couple of wins, while Villa have been strong at home so far. Both sides will be confident of picking up three points and moving further away from the bottom of the league.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Newcastle have a great recent record against Aston Villa: they are unbeaten against them in their past 12 meetings (6 wins).
  • Villa can get a lead – keeping it is another matter. They have lost 11 points from winning positions so far this season.
  • Trezeguet has scored in his last two matches for the Villa – the last player to score in three successive matches was Tom Cleverley back in May 2015.
  • Newcastle haven’t won back-to-back away matches since January 2018.
  • There may be worries over the Toon’s attacking options scoring rate, but their defenders are chipping in – seven of their last nine goals have come courtesy of the back four.

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

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It’s a battle of the bottom two in the Premier League tonight as Norwich City take on Watford at Carrow Road.

Watford have yet to register a win in the Premier League this season while Norwich’s form has fallen away dramatically after their victory over champions Manchester City. Both teams will be hoping to end their runs tonight.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Defence is Norwich’s main problem – they’ve conceded two or more goals in eight of their last nine matches.
  • Meanwhile Watford haven’t won any of their past 15 PL matches – their worst run in the top flight. This is also the first occasion they have failed to win any of their opening 11 fixtures of the season.
  • Watford will want to score first – Norwich have yet to win a point after going behind in a match this season.
  • Watford are the PL’s lowest scorers this season with just six strikes. No player has yet to score more than once.
  • Expect goals tonight – there hasn’t been a 0-0 draw between the sides since February 1988. That’s a run of 27 matches in all competitions.