After English clubs’ brief but intense continental flirtation in mid-week, attentions turn once again to the Premier League this weekend, with a full set of top-flight fixtures scheduled to take place over Saturday and Sunday.
This week, we’re focussing on the Premier League’s Saturday 3pm kick-offs, and we’ve pulled together a whopping 29/1 accumulator based on the 5 games that start at that time.
Under 2.5 goals
Cardiff City are the second lowest scorers in the Premier League this season having hit the net just 25 times in 29 games. In addition, the Bluebirds have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 home matches.
Under 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of West Ham’s last 5 games, while the Irons also failed to register in 4 of their last 5 Premier League away fixtures. West Ham have averaged just 1 goal per game on the road in total this term.
Both teams to score
Struggling Huddersfield Town have kept only 2 clean sheets in their last 17 games in all competitions. The Terriers have scored at the other end in 70% of their last 10 matches at the John Smith’s Stadium however.
Bournemouth haven’t kept their hosts off the scoresheet in any of their last 10 away games. The Cherries scored at least once in 60% of their last 10 Premier League matches overall since December. Both teams scored when Bournemouth played Huddersfield at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season.
Over 2.5 goals
Over 2.5 goals were registered in 100% of Leicester City’s last 4 Premier League contests and in 6 of their last 8 top-flight games in total. The Foxes were unable to keep a clean sheet in any of those 8 matches.
Second from bottom Fulham have the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season. Over 2.5 goals hit the net in 8 of the Cottagers last 10 games in all competitions. Fulham have kept their opponents out just twice in 29 Premier League matches in 2018/19.
Newcastle United have won each of their last 4 Premier League matches at St. James’ Park, keeping 3 clean sheets in the process. In total, the Magpies are unbeaten in 7 of their last 10 league games on their own patch.
Everton recorded just a single victory in their last 5 fixtures. The Toffees have won only 28% of their Premier League away matches this season. Everton conceded at least once in 11 of their 14 away games in the league in 2018/19.
Both teams to score
Both teams found a successful route to goal in 80% of Southampton’s last 10 fixtures since the first week of January. The Saints’ were unable to keep a clean sheet in 16 of their most recent 18 games in a sequence stretching back to November last year.
Tottenham hold the Premier League’s best away record this season and Mauricio Pochettino’s men managed to score in 93% of their matches on the road this term. More recently, Spurs shipped at least one goal at the other end in 5 of their last 6 games on their travels.
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