March 7, 2019 / 2:04 AM / 5 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

March 7 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 30 of the Premier League on March 9-March 10 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, March 9

Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion (1230)

*Brighton have not won an away game in their last six league trips, losing five.

*Palace have won only one of their last six league matches at home.

*Brighton boss Chris Hughton has beaten Palace six times in all competitions, more than he has any other Premier League side.

*Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has five goals and two assists against Brighton in all competitions.

*Glenn Murray, Brighton’s leading goal scorer (10 league goals) this season, has scored in his last three matches against Palace in all competitions.

Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth

*Huddersfield have lost 14 of their last 16 league matches, winning only once during that run.

*Bournemouth have lost their last nine away matches in the league, shipping 28 goals and scoring only four.

*Huddersfield have scored the fewest goals at home in the league this season (seven goals).

*The last three matches between the two teams at the John Smith’s Stadium have been high-scoring encounters (4-1, 0-4, 5-1).

*The last time Huddersfield scored more than one goal in a league match at home was against Bournemouth in February last year.

Leicester City v Fulham

*Fulham are the only Premier League club yet to win an away game in the league this season (D2 L13).

*Leicester have never beaten Fulham in the Premier League (D3 L2).

*New Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has won all six times he has faced Fulham.

*Aleksandar Mitrovic is Fulham’s top scorer this season (10 league goals) but he has not scored away from home since September.

*Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is one goal shy of his 100th for the club.

Cardiff City v West Ham United

*Cardiff, 18th in the table, have lost their last three league matches and five of their last eight to drop into the relegation zone.

*West Ham have not won in their last five away matches in the league, losing four.

*Cardiff have lost their last seven matches against West Ham in all competitions. They lost the reverse fixture 3-1.

*Callum Paterson is Cardiff’s leading goal scorer in the league (four goals) but he has not scored in 13 matches across all competitions.

*West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has not scored in the league in his last five matches while Felipe Anderson, the club’s top scorer this season, has not scored in his last 10 league appearances.

Newcastle United v Everton

*Newcastle have won their last four home league matches to move six points clear of the relegation zone.

*Everton have won five of their last six meetings with Newcastle. They drew the reverse fixture 1-1 in December.

*Newcastle’s January signing Miguel Almiron is already creating more chances per game (2.3) than any of his team mates.

*Everton forward Theo Walcott has seven goals and five assists in all competitions against Newcastle, making the Magpies his favourite opponent.

*Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has won 10 times against Everton, his second-best record against any team after West Ham (12 wins).

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur

*Since gaining promotion to the Premier league in 2012, Southampton have never beaten Tottenham at home (D2 L4).

*After a run of four wins, Tottenham have not won their last three games (D1 L2), effectively ending their title bid as they sit 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City.

*Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored in each of his last three visits to Southampton. He has seven goals and four assists in nine matches against the Saints.

*Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has never lost away at his former club (W2 D2).

*Southampton have lost 20 points this season from winning positions, more than any other side.

Manchester City v Watford (1730)

*City are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against Watford in all competitions (W12 D2), a run that stretches back to Feb. 1997.

*Watford have won five away games in the league this season but have yet to pick up a point at a ‘top six’ side (L3).

*City have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight matches.

*Watford’s top goal scorer Troy Deeney (eight league goals) has three goals and two assists in his last three league matches.

*City have won 14 of their 15 home matches in the league this season, losing once to Crystal Palace in December.

Sunday, March 10

Liverpool v Burnley (1200)

*Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 35 league matches at home (W12 D2 this season).

*Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has scored in his last five matches at Anfield (six goals).

*Burnley have lost their last two league matches after an unbeaten run of eight games which included five wins.

*Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is still looking for his 50th Premier League goal with the club and has not scored in his last three league matches.

*Only Ashley Barnes (five goals) and Chris Wood (four goals) have scored for Burnley in their last seven matches.

Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1405)

*Chelsea have beaten Wolves at home in their last six meetings in all competitions.

*Wolves have won nine points against the Premier League’s top six sides this season — more than any of the other 13 clubs.

*Chelsea have lost at home just once in the league this season (W9 D4).

*Chelsea’s Eden Hazard leads the league with 11 assists but he has recorded only one assist in his last six matches.

*Wolves forward Raul Jimenez has five goals and two assists in his last seven league matches.

Arsenal v Manchester United (1630)

*Arsenal have won their last eight league matches at home while United have won their last six away games.

*United are yet to lose a domestic game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager in December (W13 D2).

*Arsenal have only lost once in the league at home this season but lost 3-1 to United at the Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup in January.

*United midfielder Paul Pogba has scored five penalties this season but he has also missed a league-high three penalties.

*Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his last five home matches in the Premier League (five goals). (Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)

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