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All the factz on West Ham United v Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham

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There are just two Premier League fixtures kicking off at 3pm today. However, they are anything but meaningless – points mean prizes in the Premier League and each club will want to finish as high as possible in the league to gain more prize money.

Here are the factz you need to know:

West Ham United v Southampton

* This is the 100th league meeting between the sides.
* West Ham won last time out, ending a 4- game run without a win.
* In their last 6 matches, Saints have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2.
* West Ham have kept just 6 clean sheets all season; only relegated Fulham and Huddersfield have kept fewer. They have also failed to score in 14 league matches – only Huddersfield and Cardiff have drawn more blanks.

* Shane Long is in form with 4 goals in his last 5 matches – more than he scored in his previous 60 appearances.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham

* Wolves haven’t lost to Fulham since 1985 – a run of 14 matches in league and cup competitions.
* Molineux is a fortress for Wolves – they are unbeaten in 7 matches on home turf, with 5 wins.
* Since relegation, Fulham have won 3 out of 3 matches – winning as many points as they did in their previous 20 matches.
* In that run, Fulham have kept 3 clean sheets – more than they had done in their previous 33 PL matches.
* If Wolves win, it will move them onto 57 points – the most by a promoted club since Ipswich scored 66 in 2000/01.

All the factz on the April 27 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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Just four matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, and eyes will be on the relegation battle, with two matches that could prove significant. 

Here are the factz you need to know:

Crystal Palace v Everton 

* Two late goals took Everton to victory over Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture.
* Palace are in inconsistent form – 5 wins and 4 losses in their last 9.
* Everton are in form – 4 wins in their last 5 matches.
* Only Huddersfield Town have won fewer points at home than Palace.

* Everton have also kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 8 matches.

Fulham v Cardiff City

* Cardiff won the reverse fixture 4-2 earlier in the season.
* Since relegation Fulham have won two matches.
* Cardiff have lost 7 of their last 9 matches – but have won the other 2.
* Ryan Babel is the man Cardiff need to stop – he’s been involved in all of Fulham’s last 5 goals at home (2 goals and 3 draws).

* Cardiff won their last away match – they haven’t won two in a row in the top flight since 1957.

Southampton v AFC Bournemouth 

* If Saints better Cardiff’s result today they will be safe from relegation.
* Saints have won 6 matches in 2019 – as many as they won in the whole of 2018.
* Bournemouth have won just 2 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 6 of them.
* Southampton have scored in 12 successive home matches – a run only bettered by Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

* Only the betting 3 have a worse defensive record than the Cherries, who have conceded 62 goals.

Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

* Watford have beaten Wolves twice already this season – once in the league and the epic 3-2 FA Cup semi-final win.
* Watford have won 5 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 4.
* Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet in 13 away matches – the longest run in the division.
* Gerard Deulofeu is the man to stop – he has 8 goals in his last 10 appearances for the Hornets.
* Wolves have used just 19 players this season – the fewest since Liverpool in 1995/6.

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

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The second match in the Premier League tonight sees Watford take on Southampton at Vicarage Road.

Watford can retake 7th place in the Premier League if they avoid defeat tonight – a spot that could yet be enough to qualify for next season’s Europa League. Meanwhile Southampton need a result to banish any lingering worries of relegation.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm, but it is not being shown live on TV in the UK. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Watford don’t have a good recent record against Southampton – winning just one of their last 11 meetings against them in all competitions. Saints have won 5 of those encounters.
  • Saints have won 3 and lost 3 of their last 6 matches. Oddly, the past three matches have all ended 3-1.
  • Watford have also won 3 and lost 3 of their last 6 matches. In among that run, they have also won two matches in the FA Cup.
  • Gerard Deulofeu is Watford’s form man with 8 goals in his last 9 appearances in all competitions.
  • Saints have scored in each of their last 7 PL matches.

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 March 30 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are five matches that kick off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with the focus very much on the relegation battle. 

At this point in the season, teams are getting increasingly desperate to get to a points total that will keep them in the division for another year, so expect some frantic football.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 

* In the reverse fixture, Brighton came from 2 goals down to snatch a draw at St Mary’s.
* Brighton’s form has recovered recently – two wins out of two following a run of one win in 12.
* Saints are stuttering and have yet to win away from home under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Goals have been Brighton’s problem recently – they’ve only scored more than once in a game in their last 12 home matches.

* James Ward-Prowse is Saints’ main man at the moment – he has scored in 3 successive matches and has 6 goals in all in 2019.

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

* Wolves won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Molineux.

* Burnley have lost their last 4 matches, dragging them back into relegation trouble.
* Wolves are in good form; 4 wins in their last 8 matches and just one defeat.
* The Clarets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 8 matches.

* Raul Jimenez is Wolves’ main man – he’s had a hand in 18 of their 38 league goals this season (12 goals).

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

* Huddersfield could be relegated today – and would equal the Premier League record if they do.
* Palace are at risk of being dragged back into the relegation fight – they have lost 3 of their last 4 PL matches.
* However, Huddersfield have lost 16 of their last 18 PL matches, winning just one.
* Selhurst Park is far from a fortress for Palace this season – they’ve won just 13 points there. Only Huddersfield have a worst record.

* Huddersfield have scored just 18 goals this season – 9 fewer than anyone else.

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth

* Bournemouth thumped Leicester 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season.
* Leicester have won 3 of their 4 matches under Brendan Rodgers.
* Bournemouth are out of form, with 1 win in their last 7 matches, with 4 defeats in that run.
* Leicester haven’t kept a clean sheet in their past 10 matches.

* The Cherries aren’t great on the road – they’ve already lost 11 PL matches away from the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United v Watford

* United love playing Watford – they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings in all competitions.
* The Red Devils haven’t lost at home in the PL since August – a run of 12 matches.
* Watford have won 12 matches this season – they haven’t won 13 in a top flight season since 1986/7.
* Gerard Deulofeu is Watford’s form man with 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 appearances.
* However, United have kept just two clean sheets at home all season – only Fulham have a worse record.