PREMIER LEAGUE SATURDAY: The Striker previews Saturday’s Premier League action with a recommended BETDAQ bet and extended match stats. First up is LEICESTER v LEEDS at 12.30pm.


12.30pm We have another big day in the Premier League on Saturday! We have seven fixtures to enjoy in the Premier League with all football bets 0% Commission on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. It’s been a very busy schedule for some clubs with the FA Cup midweek and then not forgetting all the European football on at the moment too. We kick off the day with Leicester hosting Leeds as they start life without Marcelo Bielsa. Although Leeds have really been struggling this season and suffered two heavy defeats to Liverpool and Spurs, I didn’t see the board sacking Bielsa. He had done a fantastic job at Leeds, and it will be interesting to see where the club goes from here. Can whoever takes the job do a better job than Bielsa? Can they even stay up this season, they’ve definitely been dragged into the relegation battle and if Everton and Burnley won their games in hand they would sit in the bottom three. A very interesting couple of weeks ahead for Leeds United. Leicester have had a very average season, and Leeds will be hopeful of getting something from this game.

When you look at Leeds games you just can’t get away from looking at their record at the back. I suppose nothing has changed in their time in the Premier League; they were always terrible at the back but the only difference between this season and last season is they have lost their mojo up front and they can’t hold onto the ball. Attack is the best form of defence for Leeds, because when they aren’t attacking they just make so many mistakes at the back it’s game over. They have conceded 20 games in their last five games, and although they have had to play Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United in that run, they still conceded three times to Everton and Aston Villa which is very poor. I’m not a huge fan of this Leicester side, but Leeds are so bad at the back this is a great chance for a home win. The 1.85 is very much worth backing, and three points feels right to start the day.

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Three points win Leicester to beat Leeds at 1.85 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● The reverse of this fixture ended 1-1 in November, with Harvey Barnes equalising for Leicester just 75 seconds after Raphinha had given Leeds United the lead.
● Leeds are unbeaten in their last five away league games against Leicester (W2 D3). They won this exact fixture 3-1 last season but haven’t won consecutive league visits against the Foxes since September 1982.
● Leicester are winless in their last three Premier League home games (D2 L1), dropping a total of seven points from winning positions in these games. Only two teams have ever failed to win four consecutive Premier League home games despite leading each time – Norwich City (5 in January 2020) and Chelsea (4 in April 1996).
● Leeds have shipped at least two goals in the first half in each of their last five Premier League games, the longest run of any side in Premier League history. In the club’s history, they have only once previously shipped 2+ goals in five consecutive league games, doing so in February and March 1937, never doing so in six in a row.
● Leeds have lost each of their last four Premier League games. They last lost more consecutive league games in April 2015 (5 in the Championship), while they last did so in the top-flight between December 2003 and February 2004 (6).
● Leeds conceded at least three goals in all five of their Premier League games in February, setting a competition record for the most goals conceded in a single calendar month (20). The last team to concede 3+ goals in six consecutive top-flight matches were Birmingham City between October-December 1964.
● Leicester’s Harvey Barnes has scored in all three of his Premier League games against Leeds; only two players have ever scored in four consecutive appearances against the Whites in the competition – Alan Shearer (1992 to 1995) and Thierry Henry (2002 to 2004).
● This will be Jesse Marsch’s first Premier League game in charge of Leeds; including caretakers, six of the last seven managers to take charge of Leeds in the Premier League have lost their first game in charge in the competition, with the exception being Terry Venables in August 2002 (3-0 vs Manchester City). Marsch is the third American to manage in the Premier League, after Bob Bradley (11 games with Swansea in 2016) and David Wagner (60 games with Huddersfield, 2017-19).
● Leicester’s Patson Daka has been involved in six goals in his last six appearances at the King Power Stadium in all competitions, scoring five and assisting one. Overall, no player has scored more home goals for the Foxes than the Zambian this season (6).
● Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier has conceded 60 goals in 26 appearances this season, conceding once on average every 39 minutes. Over the course of a season, no goalkeeper to play at least 20 times has had a worse minutes per goal conceded ratio in the competition.


3pm We have a busy afternoon with five games kicking off at 3pm, and we have some very interesting betting heats. We only have one odds on favourite in the shape of Chelsea and the other four have very open markets. This is an interesting market here and I feel it’s out of line too. Southampton arrive into this fixture in great form – they beat West Ham midweek in the FA Cup and they have put together an excellent run in the Premier League too. They deserved their 3-2 win over Spurs and although they were a little lucky to pick up draws against Manchester City and Manchester United, you can’t knock them for grinding out a result against a bigger club. Aston Villa got back to winning ways against Brighton last weekend, but they didn’t create a huge amount of chances and boss the game. I feel they still have the same issues they always had and I can’t have them as short as 2.42 here especially with Southampton in such good form.

We have some very open markets kicking off at 3pm, and I’d add this to the likes of Newcastle v Brighton and Norwich v Brentford where we have very even markets. I just can’t see Aston Villa bossing the game and deserving of their price at 2.42. You could say Southampton aren’t as good away from home compared to at home, but Aston Villa have gained the same amount of points away having played the same number of games at home. Villa Park isn’t exactly a fortress and Southampton can get a result here. In terms of form, you couldn’t be happier with how Southampton come into this game whereas Villa couldn’t beat Watford or Leeds in their last two home games. Not only that, it’s not like they played well and were unlucky – both times they conceded a bigger xG than they created. Of all the games today, I feel this Villa price is the most off the true price and I’m happy to have a Max Lay at 2.42. I just feel the odds are all wrong here and there’s a lot of value on offer.

The Striker Says:
Five points lay (liability) Aston Villa to beat Southampton at 2.42 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Aston Villa are winless in their last six home league games against Southampton (D2 L4), losing the last three in a row while conceding 11 goals in the process.
● Southampton have won six of their last eight Premier League games against Aston Villa (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 25 against them in the competition (D6 L13).
● Aston Villa won 2-0 at Brighton last time out, last winning consecutive Premier League games in November in Steven Gerrard’s first two games in charge – the first of which was against Brighton.
● Southampton are unbeaten in five Premier League games (W3 D2), winning both of their last two by a 2-0 scoreline. Saints last won three consecutive league games without conceding in January 2016.
● Southampton have scored in each of their last 10 Premier League games, with only league leaders Manchester City on a longer current run in the competition (17). Southampton have also scored in each of their last 10 home games, having failed to find the net in two of their first three at St Mary’s this season.
● Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has lost three of his last six Premier League home games (W1 D2). He’d only lost three of his first 60 home league games in charge at Rangers and Aston Villa combined.
● Aston Villa striker Danny Ings has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League games against sides he’s previously played for in the competition. Ings scored 41 goals in 91 league games for Southampton between 2018 and 2021.
● Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has been involved in five goals in his last six Premier League games against Aston Villa (2 goals, 3 assists), scoring twice and assisting another in Saints’ 4-3 victory in this exact fixture last season.
● Southampton’s Che Adams has been involved in a goal in each of his last four Premier League games (3 goals, 1 assist), his best such run in his English league career since scoring in six consecutive Championship games in January/February 2019.
● Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho has been involved in five goals in nine Premier League appearances against Southampton (4 goals, 1 assist). Against no side has the Brazilian either scored or been involved in more goals in the competition.


3pm Although Chelsea are the only odds on favourite from the 3pm games, this fixture comes at a fascinating time. Burnley have some good momentum at the moment, however they did lose their unbeaten run midweek in a 2-0 loss against Leicester. They didn’t play too badly though, and at the moment at least, they should be confident of chasing down Leeds who are on a terrible run at the moment. Burnley just need to keep collecting points and grinding out games – they will probably view this fixture as a shot to nothing with not many people expecting them to get a result. However, there’s a lot going on at Chelsea at the moment. Without going into too much detail because obviously it’s an emotional subject – the players must be interested as to who will buy the club and what direction the club will go in after it is sold. I can understand why Chelsea fans like Roman Abramovich but it’s for the best that he sells the club. I am assuming it will be a quick sale, and Chelsea could have a new owner this time next week. Interesting times ahead.

Chelsea made very hard work of being Luton Town away from home in the FA Cup midweek. They went into half-time 2-1 down but bounced back to win 3-2. Really and truly the game shouldn’t have been that close, but Luton are fighting for the Championship Playoff spots this season. It’s likely that Chelsea will make hard work of this and come out on top in the end, but the 1.52 looks too short in my opinion. Burnley have been pretty solid lately and managed to grind out a 1-0 win against Spurs here recently. Although losing to Liverpool, they kept it very tight and only lost 1-0 which is pretty good considering how good Liverpool have been this season. This might be one of those “good value loser” situations, but I can’t get away from the Chelsea lay at the odds. You might be tempted by the handicap as Burnley will keep it tight, but I’m going to go for the Chelsea lay. It seems an ideal time to take them on at the moment, and the Luton performance didn’t change my mind.

The Striker Says:
Two points lay (liability) Chelsea to beat Burnley at 1.52 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Burnley have won just one of their 15 Premier League games against Chelsea (D4 L10), with that victory coming at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend of the 2017-18 campaign.
● Chelsea have won six of their seven Premier League away games against Burnley, drawing the other. Only against Wimbledon (8) have the Blues played more away games in the competition without ever losing.
● Following their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture, Burnley are looking to avoid defeat in both league meetings with Chelsea in a single campaign for the first time since 1970-71.
● Chelsea have scored in the first half of 14 of their 15 Premier League matches against Burnley, with the other game seeing the Blues 3-0 down on the opening day of the 2017-18 season. This fixture is the most played in Premier League history to see at least one goal in the first half of every single meeting.
● Burnley have scored six goals in their last two Premier League home games at 3pm on Saturday, beating Brentford 3-1 and drawing 3-3 with Crystal Palace. It’s as many goals as the Clarets had netted in their previous nine such games at Turf Moor in the competition.
● Chelsea have won 11 of their last 13 away Premier League matches kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday (D1 L1), including both under Thomas Tuchel. Indeed, the German has never lost a Saturday 3pm kick off in the Premier League in six previous matches (W5 D1) with only Unai Emery managing more without losing (7 – W5 D2).
● Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two Premier League games, having kept just two in their previous 13 in the competition. However, away from home no side has kept more clean sheets than the Blues in the top-flight this term (7).
● Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has either scored or assisted a goal in all four of his Premier League away games against Burnley, scoring three and assisting two in total at Turf Moor in the competition.
● Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku has been involved in 16 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances in March (11 goals, 5 assists), in a run stretching back to 2015. Overall, he’s scored 15 goals in 23 appearances in March in the competition (0.7 per game) – only in September does he have a better goals-per-game ratio (0.8).
● Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances and could become the first Moroccan player to score in four in a row; his fellow countryman Marouane Chamakh also scored in three in a row in December 2013 for Crystal Palace.


3pm Another very interesting betting heat here as Newcastle host Brighton. After being rock bottom at one stage and in the bottom three for most of the season, they have shot up the table after putting a run of seven games unbeaten together. They have managed four wins in those seven games and start the weekend sitting in 14th – they aren’t even in the relegation conversation anymore which is incredible really. Given the money they have behind them now, their fans have a very exciting summer ahead. It was always going to be tough bringing in players in the January transfer window given the position in the table but summer will be completely different in that regard. They fully controlled the game last weekend away to Brentford and I have to say I was impressed with that performance because Brentford have been fantastic at home this season. I know they haven’t picked up as many points as they’d like but their performances at home have been top notch and they have been very unlucky. While Brighton have been an much improved side this season, they do seem there for the taking at the moment.

Brighton’s last three performances haven’t been good. They had to play away to Manchester United, but then lost 3-0 and 2-0 at home to Burnley and Aston Villa. Villa went into that game in poor form too, and both times Brighton created a very low xG figure. You can see looking at their stats that they just aren’t firing at the moment. They are having a good season in general, and they have also been superb scoring some massive late goals but they are just struggling a little coming into this game. With Newcastle full of confidence and riding their good momentum, I feel this is an ideal time to back a home win here. Brighton are marginal favourites at 2.8 while Newcastle at 2.88 – I’m not surprised to see a very open market but Newcastle stand out as the value here for me. They have a lot going for them here.

The Striker Says:
Two points win Newcastle to beat Brighton at 2.88 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Newcastle have never won in nine previous Premier League meetings with Brighton (D5 L4), more often than they’ve faced any other side without a victory in the competition.
● Brighton are unbeaten in their four Premier League away games against Newcastle (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet each time. It’s the most a team has faced another away from home in the competition without ever conceding.
● Newcastle have failed to score in any of their four Premier League home games against Brighton – it’s the Magpies’ longest run without a home goal against an opponent in their league history.
● Newcastle are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W4 D3), with only Manchester United currently on a longer run than the Magpies (8). It’s Newcastle’s longest run without defeat in the top-flight since a run of 14 between May and November 2011.
● Newcastle have won their last two Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 14 at St James’ Park. They last won more consecutively at home between January and March 2019 (5).
● Brighton have lost each of their last three Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 20. They’ve not lost four in a row in the competition since April 2019.
● Brighton are averaging 12.4 shots per game this season (their second highest in a Premier League campaign), and 3.81 shots on target per game (their highest in a Premier League season). However, the Seagulls’ shot conversion rate of 7.7% is their lowest in any of their five Premier League campaigns to date.
● Newcastle have dropped a league-high 21 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, while only West Ham (13) have won more from behind than Brighton (11).
● Joe Willock has scored in each of his last two Premier League games for Newcastle, having failed to find the net in his previous 19 appearances this term. Since his top-flight debut for the Magpies in February 2021, he’s scored more goals for the club than any other player (10).
● Neal Maupay has scored 26 goals in the Premier League for Brighton – one more strike will see him become the Seagulls’ highest goalscorer in the competition (currently level with Glenn Murray).


3pm This is a huge game for Brentford. With the success of Newcastle recently and the fact that Burnley have got plenty of points lately, they have been dragged into the relegation fight. They start the weekend sitting in 15th, but they have played more games than every side below them. Burnley have two games in hand on them while Everton have three. As we have seen with Spurs this season, having games in hand doesn’t always equal points but at the moment it looks between Burnley, Leeds and Brentford as to who will take that third spot. The bad news for Norwich is that they will fill one of the other relegation spots, and in recent weeks that has been all but confirmed – they will need a miracle to stay up now. Although Norwich will be slagged off for coming up and going straight back down again, they have fought hard. They worked so hard to get out of the bottom three and then bumped into Manchester City and Liverpool when the others got to make their big move. That’s the problem when you get yourself into a position like Norwich did however, it takes so much to get out of the bottom three and then to go past takes another huge effort but you’re going to bump into the big sides to knock your momentum.

I wouldn’t go as far to say that this is a must win game for Brentford, but my opinion is that they “need to” rather than “must.” They arrive into this fixture without a win in their last eight Premier League games, and although they have had to play Liverpool, Manchester United, Wolves, Manchester City and Arsenal on that run – they also shipped four goals to Southampton and were completely outplayed by Newcastle last weekend. Brentford have been much better at home compared to away from home, and although they should be able to outclass this Norwich side, they aren’t playing their best football coming into this game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see both sides cancel each other out here and I’m not too keen to back Brentford given their current run – the best value option in my opinion is the draw at 3.25. Both sides have been poor lately and they are searching for some form, I can see a very cagey draw.

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One point win Draw at 3.25 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Norwich earned their first Premier League win of the season in the reverse fixture against Brentford in November – they’re looking to complete their first league double over the Bees since 1959-60.
● Brentford are winless in their last six league games against Norwich (D2 L4) since a 2-1 win at Carrow Road in December 2017 in the Championship.
● Norwich have lost each of their last three Premier League games, having been unbeaten in their three before that (W2 D1). 40% of the Canaries’ total league goals this season came in that three game unbeaten run in January/February (6/15).
● Brentford have picked up just one point from their last 24 available in the Premier League (W0 D1 L7) since beating Aston Villa 2-1 in January. The Bees’ run of eight games without a win is the longest current winless run in the competition.
● Having kept two clean sheets in their first four Premier League away games (conceding just two goals in the process), Brentford have conceded at least twice in each of their last nine on the road. Only three teams have conceded 2+ goals in 10+ consecutive away games in the competition – Burnley (11 between August 2009 and January 2010), Ipswich (11 between January 1995 and September 2000) and Wimbledon (10 between December 1999 and May 2000).
● Brentford have lost each of their last five away league games, last losing more consecutively on the road between October 2006 and January 2007 in League One (9).
● Norwich have scored the first goal in fewer games than any other Premier League side this season (5), while Brentford have conceded the first goal more often than any other side (19).
● Norwich manager Dean Smith took charge of Brentford 143 times between 2015 and 2018 – he’s never won against sides he’s previously managed in all competitions, drawing one and losing three of his four such games.
● Teemu Pukki’s only league goal for Norwich against Brentford came in the reverse fixture in November. The Finnish striker has never scored home and away Premier League goals against an opponent in a single campaign before.
● Brentford’s Pontus Jansson has played more minutes than any other outfield player in the Premier League so far this season (2,422). He’s only missed eight available minutes so far this term, with those coming at Molineux against Wolves in September (subbed off after 82 minutes).


3pm We finish the 3pm games with Wolves hosting Crystal Palace. It really hasn’t been a good week or so for Wolves as they lost 2-1 to Arsenal and then 1-0 to West Ham. They were always outsiders for that fourth spot, but before the Arsenal game you wouldn’t have ruled them out at all. Arsenal and Manchester United have been so unreliable this season if Wolves could have beaten Arsenal then they would have been right in the mix in my opinion, and everything was going well until the final ten minutes when Arsenal won the game from 1-0 down. Although that was a massive setback, they have to keep battling because a Europa League spot would still be a very good achievement and there will be extra spots given Liverpool won the League Cup and another top side might win the FA Cup. Crystal Palace won’t be easy to beat but they haven’t been creating too many chances recently. They grinded out a nice win midweek against Stoke in the FA Cup and they can look forward to the Quarter Finals.

When you look at the Crystal Palace stats, you can see they are very even! They have scored an average of 1.4 goals per Premier League this season and they have conceded the same! Wolves are actually very similar because they have scored 0.9 goals per Premier League game and conceded 0.8. Both sides have to grind out results rather than blow sides away, and although I would lean towards Wolves here in the match odds market because I feel the 2.48 offers good value. Under 2.5 goals stands out for me here at 1.6. Both sides struggle to create a lot in front of goal and I think we’re going to have a very cagey game here. Wolves tend to keep games very tight, and they are rarely involved in high scoring games. Crystal Palace had a very boring 1-1 draw last weekend with Burnley and I can see this being a reasonably boring game too – under 2.5 goals is a confident bet. I wouldn’t put anyone off a small investment on 0-0 at around 8.0 in the Correct Score market too.

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Three points win Under 2.5 goals at 1.6 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Wolves have lost their last two league games against Crystal Palace, though both have been away from home – they’ve never lost three in a row against the Eagles in their league history.
● Crystal Palace are looking to complete the league double over Wolves for just the third time, in what is the 30th different campaign in which they’ve met. The Eagles previously did so in the second tier in 1995-96 and 2012-13.
● Wolves have lost their last two Premier League games, having lost just one of their previous eight in the competition (W6 D1). Each of their last three defeats have been against London sides (vs Arsenal x2 and vs West Ham).
● Only Manchester City (4) have conceded fewer first-half goals than Wolves (7) in the Premier League this season. Indeed, Wolves have shipped just twice in the opening 45 minutes in their last 19 Premier League games.
● Crystal Palace have won just one of their last eight Premier League games (D4 L3), winning 4-1 at Watford in their last away game. The Eagles haven’t won consecutive league games on the road since June 2020.
● Crystal Palace are yet to lose when opening the scoring in the Premier League this season, though six of those 12 games have finished level. Nonetheless, only top two sides Manchester City (20) and Liverpool (19) have opened the scoring more without losing so far this term.
● Crystal Palace are averaging 1.4 goals per game in the Premier League under Patrick Vieira (37 goals in 27 games), the best rate of any permanent manager for the Eagles in the competition.
● Wolves have scored a league-high 25% of their Premier League goals from outside the box so far this season (6/24). Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have conceded more goals from distance than any other side this season (9).
● Crystal Palace are averaging 10.1 sequences of 10+ passes per game in the Premier League this season, almost double the amount they averaged in the competition under Roy Hodgson last season (5.6).
● Wolves’ Hwang Hee-Chan has scored five goals from just seven shots on target in the Premier League this season. This conversion rate of 71% is the highest in the competition this term among players with at least five non-penalty goals.


5.30pm We finish a cracking day with Liverpool hosting West Ham. Although West Ham have been involved in the Top Four race for two seasons now, the market doesn’t expect a surprise here with Liverpool trading as short as 1.34. With Manchester City recording another win last weekend and Liverpool busy winning the League Cup, the gap is now six points again at the top of the table. Liverpool fans will be hoping for a shock result in the Manchester Derby on Sunday, but it’s hard to see how United can win given their performance level this season. Liverpool just have to keep winning games and hope Manchester City slip up at some point. After the Leeds game the goal difference is a little in Liverpool’s favour now, so they just need one shock loss for City somewhere. West Ham come here having been dumped out of the FA Cup midweek to Southampton, and this is a very important part of their season with the Europa League Last 16 coming up next week too.

Although West Ham have been fantastic over the last two season, they have been found wanting in the big moments. They lost momentum around this time last season, and they aren’t playing well at the moment in my opinion. I fancied Southampton to beat them midweek looking at their xG figures and I could easily see a big Liverpool win here too. They just haven’t been creating the same volume of chances compared to when they were playing their best football and the draw at home to Newcastle was a poor performance too. I would highly recommend Liverpool for any BETDAQ Multiple this weekend, and the handicap is also a very tempting bet. However, I’m going to take a slight chance here and back Any Other Home Win at 4.3 in the Correct Score market. Liverpool are in peak form at the moment and West Ham seem a little lacklustre – it’s worth taking the chance at the odds.

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One point win Any Other Home Win Correct Score at 4.3 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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● Liverpool have only lost one of their last 48 home league games against West Ham (W35 D12), going down 3-0 under Brendan Rodgers in August 2015.
● West Ham are looking to complete the Premier League double over Liverpool for just the second time, previously doing so in 2015-16. Their 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture this season was their first league win against the Reds since that campaign (D2 L8 in between).
● Liverpool have scored in each of their last 11 Premier League games against West Ham, netting at least twice in 10 of these meetings (31 goals in total).
● Liverpool have won 62% of their Premier League games in March (67/108), their highest win rate in a single month in the competition’s history. However, they lost both of their March home league games last season (both against London clubs), as many as they had in their previous 16 such games at Anfield (W14 L2).
● Liverpool have won their last six Premier League games by an aggregate score of 18-2. At home, the Reds are unbeaten in 17 league games (W13 D4), winning the last eight by an aggregate score of 26-2.
● Liverpool (12) and West Ham (9) have scored more goals from corners than any other Premier League sides so far this season. Between them meanwhile, just five of their 54 goals conceded this term have come from corner situations (3/20 for Liverpool, and 2/34 for West Ham).
● Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has netted nine goals in his nine Premier League games against West Ham, scoring once in all four of his games against them at Anfield. Against no side has he scored more goals in the competition (also nine vs Watford), and he could become the second African player to net 10 Premier League goals against an opponent, after Sadio Mané vs Crystal Palace (13).
● West Ham’s Pablo Fornals has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games against Liverpool, netting on each of his last two away games against them. Only two visiting players have ever scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances at Anfield – Andrew Cole (1999-2002) and Christian Benteke (2012-2017).
● Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored 19 Premier League goals this season. He’s already netted 20+ in three different campaigns in the competition, with only five players achieving this in 4+ seasons – Alan Shearer (7), Sergio Agüero (6), Thierry Henry (5), Harry Kane (5) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (4).
● Jarrod Bowen has played in each of West Ham’s last 78 Premier League matches – should he feature in this game, he will surpass Steve Potts (April 1994-March 1996) as the player to appear in the most Premier League games consecutively for the Hammers.