December 27, 2019 / 10:14 AM / a month ago

Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

(Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 20 of the Premier League on Dec. 28-29 (games at 1500 GMT unless stated):

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Southampton - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - December 26, 2019 Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates after the match with Jack Stephens and teammates Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Saturday, Dec. 28

Brighton & Hove Albion v Bournemouth (1230)

*Brighton have not beaten their south coast rivals in four Premier League meetings (L3 D1).

*The Seagulls were thrashed 5-0 by Bournemouth in this fixture last season and lost 2-0 away.

*Bournemouth have lost three of their last four away league games.

Newcastle United v Everton

*Everton have beaten Newcastle 20 times in 48 Premier League meetings, including seven away from home.

*A solitary goal has separated the teams in three of their last four league games.

*After losing to Arsenal on the opening day of the season, Newcastle are unbeaten in their last eight games at St James’ Park (W4 D4).

Southampton v Crystal Palace

*Palace are looking for only their fourth Premier League win over Southampton in their 21st meeting (D5 L12).

*The Saints have lost six out of their nine games at home this season.

*Palace have kept only two clean sheets in nine away games this season.

Watford v Aston Villa

*Only one of the six Premier League meetings between Watford and Villa has ended in a draw, 0-0 at Vicarage Road in 2006.

*It is the first top-flight clash between the sides since April 2016 when Watford edged Villa 3-2 at home.

*Nigel Pearson’s Watford won their first home game of the campaign last weekend, beating Manchester United 2-0.

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur (1730)

*Norwich are looking for their first Premier League win over Tottenham since February 2014 when they prevailed 1-0 at home.

*Tottenham defeated the Canaries 3-0 at home and away in the 2015-16 campaign.

*Five of Spurs’ nine wins in 16 Premier League meetings with Norwich have come away from home.

West Ham United v Leicester City (1730)

*West Ham have conceded at least three goals at home in four matches this season, including the last three.

*Seven of West Ham’s 11 wins in 24 Premier League meetings with Leicester have been at home.

*Leicester have scored 22 of their 41 goals this season on the road, including nine against Southampton in October.

Burnley v Manchester United (1945)

*United have scored two goals in four of their last five Premier League meetings with Burnley.

*They have kept a clean sheet in their last four away games against Burnley, winning three.

*Burnley’s only Premier League win over United came at home in August, 2009.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Arsenal v Chelsea (1400)

*Arsenal have won 20 of their 54 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, including 13 at home.

*Arsenal have conceded at least twice in their last three matches at the Emirates Stadium and have not won at home since a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Oct. 6 (D3 L2).

*Chelsea have more victories away from home this season (six wins in nine games).

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1630)

*Liverpool have won their last 16 league matches at Anfield, scoring at least two goals in each game.

*Wolves are unbeaten in their last seven away league matches (W3 D4).

*Liverpool have kept only one clean sheet at home in all competitions this season — a 2-0 win over Watford this month.

Manchester City v Sheffield United (1800)

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*Man City have won 25 of their last 29 home league matches and have lost twice at the Etihad Stadium this season.

*Promoted Sheffield United are unbeaten in nine away games (W3 D6). The only other side who are unbeaten away are league leaders Liverpool.

*Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 10 goals (three goals and seven assists) at home in the league this season.

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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