April 5, 2018 / 2:00 AM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

April 5 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League fixtures on April 7-8 (kickoff at 1400 GMT unless stated):

Saturday, April 7

Everton v Liverpool (1130)

*The two teams have played each other 51 times in the Premier League with Liverpool winning on 22 occasions.

*Liverpool won 1-0 the last time they faced Everton at Goodison Park. Their previous four games there were draws.

*Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah leads the race for the Premier League golden boot with 29 goals this season.

*There have been 21 red cards in Premier League meetings between the two sides, with Everton players collecting 14.

*Liverpool are third in the table with 66 points from 32 games while Everton are ninth with 40 points.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

*Three of the five Premier League games between Bournemouth and Palace have ended level.

*Palace have managed to keep clean sheets in both previous visits to the Vitality Stadium. They won 2-0 the last time out.

*Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has scored twice in each of his last three league games against Palace.

*Bournemouth have conceded a goal in the 89th minute or later in each of their last six league games.

*Palace have two wins in their last 10 games and are 17th with 30 points. Bournemouth are 10th with 37 points.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town

*Huddersfield beat fellow promoted side Brighton 2-0 in their only Premier League meeting earlier this season.

*Both teams have lost their last two league games coming into the fixture at the Amex Stadium.

*Huddersfield have failed to score in 18 league games this season, more than any other team.

*Brighton striker Glenn Murray has taken six penalties and scored four this season. Only Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic has a better record scoring seven out of eight.

*Brighton are 13th with 34 points while Huddersfield are 16th with 31 points.

Leicester City v Newcastle United

*Leicester have won their last four Premier League matches against Newcastle.

*Both sides come into the game at the King Power Stadium on the back of two consecutive league wins.

*Newcastle have not posted three straight league wins since September.

*Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has found the net in eight of the last 10 games in all competitions.

*Leicester are eighth with 43 points while Newcastle are 12th with 35 points.

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur

*Tottenham have beaten Stoke in 11 of their previous 19 Premier League meetings.

*Such has been Tottenham’s dominance over Stoke, they have won the last four games by a four-goal margin.

*Stoke have conceded 61 goals this season, more than any other team in the league.

*Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last four league games against Stoke.

*Stoke are second from bottom with 27 points from 32 games while Tottenham, who are unbeaten in the league this year, are fourth with 64 points.

Watford v Burnley

*Burnley are looking to do the double over Watford having beaten them 1-0 earlier in the season.

*The home side has prevailed in all three previous Premier league matches between the two teams.

*Burnley have won six games on the road this season, five more than they managed last season.

*Watford have conceded six goals from penalties this season while Burnley are the only team that have not been awarded one.

*Watford are 11th with 37 points while Burnley are four places above them with 46 points.

West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City

*Only one of the previous 13 Premier League matches between the two teams has ended level, with Swansea winning eight.

*Swansea have won three of their last five meetings with West Brom by a one-goal margin.

*West Brom have lost their last eight league games and sacked manager Alan Pardew on Monday.

*Both sides have scored a joint league low 25 goals in this campaign. Huddersfield are the third team with as many goals.

*West Brom are bottom of the table with 20 points and have won just three games this season. Swansea are 15th with 31 points from as many games.

Manchester City v Manchester United (1630)

*League leaders City can capture their third Premier League title in seven years with a victory against their second-placed neighbours.

*The last meeting between the two teams at the Etihad Stadium ended goalless.

*City are aiming to do the double over United for the third time in the Premier League. They won 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

*City have won their last five league games while United are on a run of four straight victories.

*United striker Romelu Lukaku has scored a goal in his last three games in three different competitions.

Sunday, April 8

Arsenal v Southampton (1315)

*Southampton have six wins from 37 Premier League matches against Arsenal while 11 games have ended level.

*Arsenal have won the last two league games 3-0 after a run of three straight defeats between February and March.

*Southampton have suffered 3-0 defeats away from home in their last two games.

*Southampton manager Mark Hughes steered former club Stoke City to a 1-0 win over Arsenal earlier this season.

*Southampton are winless in their last five, losing three to sit 18th with 28 points. Arsenal are sixth with 51 points.

Chelsea v West Ham United (1530)

*Chelsea have beaten West Ham 24 times in their 43 Premier League meetings.

*West Ham have been beaten in their last three matches on the road.

*Chelsea have lost five of their last seven league games and were beaten 3-1 at home by Tottenham in their last game.

*Chelsea are fifth in the table with 56 points while West Ham are 14th with 33 points. (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)

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