Standout Stats, Streaks & Trends | W/E 1st December 2017
Standout Stats, Streaks & Trends W/E 1st December 2017
Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) uncovers the Standout Stats, Streaks & Trends ahead of this weekend’s football.
West Brom v Crystal Palace – Saturday 15:00
West Brom look to Alan Pardew to save their season after going 12 Premier League matches without a win. The former Palace manager welcomes his old side to The Hawthorns in what will be an early season relegation six-pointer. Palace’s form has improved of late, losing only once in their last five games. This should be a tight game and, with Betfair, a score draw is 7/2 and a goalless draw is best price 13/2.
Stoke v Swansea – Saturday 15:00
Swansea’s impotency in front of goal has left them stranded in 19th position in the league standings. Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge means that the Swans have now gone four games without scoring a goal. Paul Clement will be aware that his team’s trip to Stoke is a huge game but expect a reaction from The Potters after their 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool. Mark Hughes will be demanding his players don’t suffer their third consecutive defeat as his team languish in 16th place, just three points above the drop zone. Stoke to beat Swansea 1-0 is 6/1 with bet365.
Sunderland v Reading – Saturday 15:00
Chris Coleman’s Sunderland ended a 16-match winless run last weekend as they beat Burton Albion away from home thanks to two late goals. The Black Cats, however, have another run that needs dispelling as they welcome Reading to the Stadium of Light. Failure to win on Saturday would mean a club-record 20 home league games on the trot without a victory. Reading travel to the North-East unbeaten in their last three and it looks as if Sunderland’s horror home form may stretch on once again. Paddy Power are offering 9/4 for the draw.
Arsenal v Manchester United – Saturday 17:30
This is no doubt the standout fixture of the weekend, and one where home advantage could play a huge part. Arsenal have won all seven of their games at The Emirates this campaign and have now kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league. Jose Mourinho’s recent record in away games against the top 6 have come under intense scrutiny of late, and how United set up could make all the difference. If United remain cagey, expect the Gunners’ confidence to prevail and get the home side all three points. Ladbrokes have best price 10/3 for Arsenal to win to nil. Correct score 1-0 to Arsenal is 15/2.
Manchester City v West Ham United – Sunday 16:00
Wednesday night’s last-gasp Raheem Sterling winner ensured that Manchester City’s incredible win streak continued. The victory over Southampton meant that City have now won 12 Premier League games on the bounce and look very likely to extend this run beyond Sunday. In City’s way are David Moyes’ West Ham United, who suffered a confidence-draining four-nil hammering away at fellow struggles Everton on Wednesday. Form would suggest a big home win here and Coral is offering best price 33/20 for City to win with a -3 handicap.