EPL Adda Notes: Numbers to help you ace Matchweek 30
After two weeks of international football, Premier League 2020-21 returns with 10 enthralling encounters in matchweek 30 starting on Saturday, April 3.
As things stand, table-toppers Manchester City are 14 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, having played one game more than the Red Devils.
The matchweek 30 of England’s top-tier football league features some mouth-watering clashes, and here are the numbers that will help you ace it:
Chelsea vs West Brom
Chelsea host relegation-threatened West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Baggies are staring at the cusp of relegation as they are 10 points adrift of safety.
West Brom have won only one of their last five matches in the Premier League. Interestingly, they have failed to win a single match in their last 15 PL fixtures at Chelsea since 1978.
On the other hand, fourth-placed Chelsea have remained unbeaten in all competitions since Thomas Tuchel succeeded Frank Lampard in January.
The Blues are among a cluster of teams aiming to finish in the top-four of the Premier League, in order to seal their place in the next edition of the UEFA Champions League.
In the Chelsea vs West Brom head-to-head stats, the record clearly favours Tuchel’s side who have won 18 of the 25 matches while The Baggies have won only three. Four of those matches have ended in a draw.
|Chelsea vs West Brom head-to-head|
Chelsea will clearly start as the overwhelming favourites in the fixture on Saturday.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Manchester City will lock horns with Leicester City in an exciting Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s men have won four of their last five PL matches and they will look to continue their good run in the league. However, the Cityzens had suffered a 5-2 defeat against Leicester in the reverse fixture.
Meanwhile, Leicester are also in decent form, having secured three wins in their last five PL encounters.
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Leicester City have faced Manchester City 19 times in the league, winning seven while City have won 10. Two matches have ended in a draw.
In their last five encounters at the King Power Stadium, both Leicester and City have won two matches each while one ended in a stalemate.
Pep Guardiola's team are likely to clinch all three points against Leicester on Saturday.
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Defending champions Liverpool travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the Premier League in the small hours of Sunday (according to Indian Standard Time).
While Jurgen Klopp’s men remain in the hunt for a top-four finish, the Reds are currently five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Arsenal, who are nine points behind fourth-placed Blues, need to make sure that they win the UEFA Europa League in order to secure European football for the next season.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have struggled for form having won two matches in their last five matches in the Premier League.
In the Arsenal vs Liverpool head-to-head, the stats favour the defending champions who have won 22 of the 57 encounters while the North London club has won 16. 19 of those matches have ended in a draw.
|Arsenal vs Liverpool head-to-head|
In their last five encounters at the Emirates Stadium, both the clubs have won one match apiece while they have played three draws.
Liverpool are expected to start as favourites against Arsenal.
Manchester United vs Brighton
Second-placed Manchester United host Brighton at the Old Trafford in the small hours of Monday (according to Indian Standard Time).
The Red Devils have remained unbeaten in their five PL matches, winning three and drawing the other two.
On the other hand, 16th-placed Brighton have struggled throughout the ongoing edition of the league, winning just seven of the 29 matches played this season. The Seagulls have won just two of their last five matches in the Premier League.
Manchester United and Brighton have locked horns seven times in the league, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men winning five and losing two.
|Manchester United vs Brighton head-to-head|
The hosts are tipped to secure a convincing win against Brighton.
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