May 10, 2018 / 9:05 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

May 10 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League fixtures on May 13 (games at 1400 GMT):

Burnley v Bournemouth

*The clubs have faced each other on 27 occasions in all competitions prior to Sunday’s match, but Bournemouth have beaten Burnley only five times before.

*Bournemouth last beat Burnley in the Premier League last season, winning 2-1 at home on May 13, 2017.

*Burnley are seventh in the table, with 14 wins, 12 draws and 11 defeats.

*Bournemouth are 12th and snapped a five-match winless run by beating Swansea City 1-0 on Saturday.

*Burnley are without a win in four games, but have a five-point lead over eighth-placed Everton and are assured of a spot in next season’s Europa League.

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

*West Brom’s eight-year stay in the top-flight ended in relegation on Tuesday after Southampton beat Swansea City.

*West Brom staged a late revival under caretaker boss Darren Moore, winning three games in an unbeaten five-match run, but are five points adrift of safety ahead of their last match.

*Palace, also unbeaten in their last five games, are 11th in the table.

*Palace manager Roy Hodgson replaced Frank de Boer after the club made the worst start to a top-flight season in England for nearly 100 years, losing their first four games without scoring.

*Hodgson steered Palace to safety in style two weeks ago with a 5-0 win over Leicester City, before beating Stoke City 2-1 last Saturday.

Huddersfield v Arsenal

*Arsene Wenger takes charge of his final game for Arsenal with the club destined for Europa League football for the second successive season.

*Huddersfield are in a celebratory mood after securing their top-flight survival with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Tuesday.

*Arsenal are sixth in the table, 12 points off a Champions League place.

*Wenger’s team are the only side in English league football to fail to win a single away point in 2018, losing all seven games on the road so far this year.

*Huddersfield were favourites to be relegated in their first season back in the top flight, but their back-to-back draws with champions Manchester City and Chelsea have left them in 16th place on 37 points.

Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion

*Liverpool need to avoid a home defeat by Brighton to ensure a top-four finish and secure Champions League football next season.

*The Merseyside club are currently fourth on 72 points, two more than fifth-placed Chelsea and have a superior goal difference of 15 goals.

*Liverpool have not lost a Premier League match at Anfield this season, winning 11 and drawing seven of their 18 home fixtures.

*Brighton are 14th in the league, with one win in their past five games.

* Brighton have won only two away games all season, with their last win on the road coming against Swansea in November.

*Brighton have not beaten Liverpool in 34 years, with their last victory over the Merseysiders coming in the FA Cup in 1984 when they won 2-0.

Manchester United v Watford

*United have secured second place in the table but trail champions Manchester City by 19 points.

*Watford snapped a seven-game winless run by beating Newcastle United on Saturday.

*Watford’s only victory at Old Trafford came in the 1978 League Cup.

*United have won all but one of their last 14 games against Watford, stretching back to 1987.

*Watford’s only win over United in that period was in the Premier League last season, when they won 3-1 at Vicarage Road.

Newcastle United v Chelsea

*Chelsea need to beat Newcastle and hope Liverpool lose at home to Brighton to avoid finishing outside the Champions League positions.

*Chelsea are currently fifth, two points behind Liverpool, who have a far superior goal difference.

*The London club were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town on Wednesday that dented their top-four hopes.

*Newcastle have not beaten Chelsea in their last five encounters, losing four times and drawing once.

*Newcastle are 10th in the league on 41 points ahead of their final match of the season and have lost their last four games.

Southampton v Manchester City

*Manchester City can become the first English team to reach 100 points in a top-flight season if they beat Southampton.

*The champions have already broken the record for most wins and most goals in a single Premier League season.

*Southampton beat Swansea City 1-0 on Tuesday to all but ensure they stay in the Premier League next season.

*Southampton are three points above Swansea, who will be relegated unless they beat already-relegated Stoke City and City thrash Southampton at St Mary’s to effect a 10-goal swing.

*City have won two and drawn one of their last five visits to Southampton, with the Saints winning on the other two occasions.

Swansea City v Stoke City

*Stoke are already relegated, while Swansea are teetering on the brink of going down, needing victory and a heavy Southampton defeat by Manchester City to survive.

*Swansea are without a win in their last nine games, with six defeats and three draws.

*Stoke have not won a league game since Jan. 20, and have a record of six defeats and seven draws in 13 matches since then.

*Swansea have lost three and drawn one of their last five games against Stoke, but won their last encounter at the Liberty Stadium 2-0.

*Stoke were relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

*Tottenham need victory on the final day of the season to ensure they finish third.

*If Spurs lose or draw against Leicester and fourth-placed Liverpool beat Brighton at home, the Merseyside club will leap-frog the Londoners either on points or by virtue of their superior goal difference.

*Spurs are guaranteed Champions League football for a third successive season.

*Leicester beat Arsenal on Wednesday to snap a five-game winless run that included four defeats.

*Tottenham were beaten 2-1 by Leicester in the reverse fixture in November.

West Ham United v Everton

*West Ham have lost three, drawn two and won one of their last six league matches against Everton.

*Everton are eighth in the table and unbeaten in their last five league games, with two wins and three draws.

*West Ham beat Leicester 2-0 on Saturday to snap a four-game winless run and drew 0-0 with Manchester United on Thursday.

*Former England captain Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle to move from boyhood club Everton to Major League Soccer (MLS) club DC United after the season, British media reported.

*If West Ham end the season in their current position of 15th place, it will represent their worst finish since the club won promotion back to the top flight in the 2011-12 season. (Reporting by Simon Jennings, Editing by Toby Davis)

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