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All the factz on Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

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After both sides played in Europe in midweek, it is back to domestic priorities for Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers as they meet at the Etihad Stadium.

Both sides want a win – City to close the gap to Liverpool, Wolves to get away from the relegation zone.

The match kicks off at 2pm, but it isn’t on TV in the UK. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Manchester City have won 19 of their last 21 PL matches. Their only defeat was against Norwich City.
* Wolves won last time out against Watford, but that was their first league win of the season. They’d drawn 4 of their opening 6 matches.
* City have scored 27 goals in their first 7 matches – the most at this point in the season since Everton 35 years ago.
* Wolves aren’t great away from Molineux – they’ve won 1 of their last 10 on the road, losing 5.
* City have scored in 43 of their last 44 PL matches at the Etihad Stadium. The only team to keep a clean sheet? Huddersfield Town.

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.

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.

Manchester United target Wolves star Ruben Neves but won’t meet £100 million price tag

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Manchester United wants to bring Wolverhampton Wanderers star Ruben Neves to Old Trafford this summer but are refusing to meet their £100 million valuation. 

Neves has been pivotal in Wolves’ rise in the past 18 months. He was the standout player as the West Midlands side stormed to the Championship title last season and he has impressed again as Wolves have climbed to 7th place in the Premier League. He has scored 3 goals in 24 Premier League appearances from his largely defensive position.

United have had scouts watch him across this season, and have been impressed with what they have seen, according to The Express.

The Old Trafford club are widely expected to give their squad a major overhaul this summer – whoever is in charge, be it Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or anyone else – and a defensive midfielder is on the list, along with several other positions.

However, Wolves do not want to let go of the Neves, who has won 9 caps for Portugal, and have slapped a £100 million price tag on him to try and deter suitors. They also do not need to sell, given the wealth of their Chinese backers.

United would be unwilling to pay that much, but would look to try and negotiate a lower fee rather than walk away, according to The Sun.