April 11, 2019 / 2:04 AM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

April 11 (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League games from April 12-April 15 (games at 1400 GMT unless stated):

Friday, April 12

Leicester City v Newcastle United (1900 GMT)

*Leicester have won their last four matches to move up to seventh in the standings. They have also won their last three home games.

*Newcastle have not won away in the league since Dec. 15 (D3 L5).

*Leicester have won six of their last seven matches against Newcastle in all competitions but lost 2-1 at home last season.

*Newcastle failed to score in four of their last five matches at Leicester.

*Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has six goals and an assist since Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager in February.

Saturday, April 13

Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town (1130)

*Huddersfield have not beaten Tottenham in any competition since 1956 (D3 L5) and have lost all three Premier League meetings so far without scoring.

* Spurs have won only one of their last six league games (D1 L4).

*Tottenham striker Harry Kane has four goals and an assist against Huddersfield but is set to miss the game with an ankle injury.

*Huddersfield have lost 10 of their last 11 matches.

*Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored the first goal at their new stadium in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Bournemouth

*Bournemouth have lost 10 of their last 11 away matches, only winning at basement side Huddersfield.

*Brighton have beaten Bournemouth just once in their last 11 matches (D4 L6) with that win coming in the FA Cup in January.

*Bournemouth have conceded 37 goals in 16 away games this season. Only relegated Fulham (44 in 17) have conceded more.

*Brighton’s top scorer Glenn Murray (11 league goals) has not scored in his last eight home games.

*Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has six assists in away games this season, the highest in the league this season.

Burnley v Cardiff City

*Burnley have not lost at home to Cardiff since 1988 (W6 D8).

*Cardiff, who are third from bottom, have lost four of their last five away games.

*Burnley’s Ashley Barnes (10 goals) needs two more to set a club record for most Premier League goals in a season.

*Burnley manager Sean Dyche has never lost in a match against Cardiff counterpart Neil Warnock (W4 D1).

*Sol Bamba is the only Cardiff player to score more than one goal in an away game this season (two goals).

Fulham v Everton

*Fulham have not beaten Everton in their last 10 Premier League matches (D2 L8).

*Everton have won their last three league matches while Fulham have lost their last nine in a row.

*Fulham have the worst defensive record in the league this season, conceding 76 goals in 33 matches.

*Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson has four goals and an assist against Fulham in four games.

*Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham’s top scorer this season (10 goals), has not scored in his last eight matches (720 minutes).

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers

*After a 17-match unbeaten run against Wolves, Southampton have lost their last four matches against them.

*Wolves have not kept a clean sheet in their last 12 away games since a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in October.

*Wolves’ Diogo Jota has assisted Raul Jimenez four times while Jimenez has returned the favour three times.

*Danny Ings, Southampton’s top scorer with seven goals this season, has not found the net since December with injuries also restricting his playing time.

*Southampton have already lost twice to promoted teams this season.

Manchester United v West Ham United (1630)

*West Ham have not won an away league game since Dec. 27 (D1 L7).

*Manchester United have lost only once at home this season (against Tottenham in August) and are undefeated in their last 13 league games at Old Trafford.

*West Ham have scored only one goal in their last seven away matches.

*Paul Pogba, with 11 goals and nine assists, needs one more assist to become the second Frenchman after Thierry Henry (2004-05) to reach double figures for both goals and assists in a Premier League season.

*Manchester United have not won any of the last four league games that immediately followed a Champions League match (D1 L3).

Sunday, April 14

Crystal Palace v Manchester City (1305)

*Palace are looking to complete the top-flight double over City for the first time since the 1972-73 campaign.

*The last team to complete a Premier League double over the reigning champions were City themselves, beating Chelsea home and away last season.

*Palace have won 41 percent of their league points in home games this season (16 out of 39), the lowest percentage in the competition.

*Pep Guardiola’s City have won their last eight league matches, keeping a clean sheet in six of the last seven.

*Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has converted 10 penalties in the Premier League this season — only Crystal Palace’s Andy Johnson (11 in 2004-05) netted more in a single campaign.

Liverpool v Chelsea (1530)

*Liverpool have failed to win any of their previous six Premier League games at Anfield against Chelsea.

*Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have already won at Liverpool this season, beating them 2-1 in the League Cup last September.

*Liverpool have dropped just four points at home this season, with draws against Manchester City and Leicester City.

*Chelsea have lost their last five Premier League away games against fellow top six opponents, including all three this season by an aggregate score of 1-11.

*Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has scored seven goals in his last six home league games.

Monday, April 15

Watford v Arsenal (1900)

*Watford have lost four of their last five home games against Arsenal in the Premier League but beat the north London side in their most recent game at Vicarage Road last season.

*Arsenal have yet to keep a clean sheet away in the Premier League this season (15 games).

*Watford are unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games, winning the last three in a row.

*Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s top league scorer this season with 17 goals but has failed to find the net away since scoring at Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day.

*Only Patrick Vieira in 1996-97 and Shkodran Mustafi in 2016-17 (11) have received more yellow cards in a Premier League season for Arsenal than Sokratis this season (10). (Compiled by Rohith Nair and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Ken Ferris)

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