Everton v Sunderland | Match & Stats Preview

Everton v Sunderland | Match & Stats Preview

Everton and Sunderland clash for the fourth time this season on Easter Monday. Two of the three previous meetings ended in dismal 1 -1 draws with Everton winning 2 -0 in the FA Cup replay at Sunderland. Both teams come into the game on the back of draws; Everton drew 2 - 2 at Norwich with Sunderland drawing 0 -0 against Tottenham. Everton will look to continue their 17 match unbeaten run against Sunderland. The 17 match run dates back …
Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal face their toughest challenge in the race for a Champion's League spot on Sunday when Manchester City arrive at the Emirates. In the past 5 games, Man City have only picked up 5 points from their last 5 games and are falling further and further behind the relentless United. Arsenal experienced what is hopefully a blip in their recent form last week against QPR with complacency kicking in, but as all Gunners fans know Arsenal have the propensity to …
Liverpool v Villa | Taking Advantage to Stop the slide

Liverpool v Villa | Taking Advantage to Stop the slide

[caption id="attachment_5544" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Clarke & Dalglish: Must translate frustration into cohesion and goals"][/caption] Liverpool never seem to make it easy for their fans. It certainly doesn’t need me to remind anyone of the times hearts have been in mouths, followed by expletives, followed by delighted cheers. West Ham cup final, Olympiakos, penalty shootouts to win cups whether European or domestic. But all the ones I’ve mentioned have a happy ending. Where we are now is an entirely different place. …
Everton v Norwich | Match & Stats Preview

Everton v Norwich | Match & Stats Preview

Everton visit Carrow Road in search of their 100th Premier League away win. Norwich will look to continue improving their home form with the Canaries losing just one of the last six at home. Despite their home form, Norwich’s overall form reads as one win from their last six. Back in December, the two sides met at Goodison Park with the match ending 1 - 1. Everton hold the edge, winning five of the last seven meetings with two ending level. …
Aston Villa travel to Anfield in hope

Aston Villa travel to Anfield in hope

Aston Villa travel to Anfield on Saturday to take on Liverpool and the fixture does not favour Aston Villa.  In the past 9 meetings between the two sides Aston Villa have only come away with 3 points on 2 occasions. When the two sides met just before Christmas Liverpool ran away 2-0 winners at Villa Park as Liverpool edged the possession with 52% compared to Aston Villa's 48%.  Liverpool scored their two goals within 4 first half minutes early in the …
Blackburn v Man United | Opta Preview

Blackburn v Man United | Opta Preview

When Blackburn Rovers travelled to Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve few would have predicted anything other than a routine home victory for Manchester United. Rovers were at the foot of the table, five points adrift of safety, while United had reined in neighbours Manchester City on Boxing Day with a 5-0 win against Wigan. With City not due to play again until the New Year, United would have been confident of seeing 2012 in as league leaders while Blackburn …
QPR vs Arsenal | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

QPR vs Arsenal | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal go into this game as the form team in the Premiership, having won 7 games on the trot for the first time since the Invincibles season. The return of key players and confidence throughout the team has brought back some breathtaking football to the side and at times they have looked unbeatable. QPR looked to have turned a corner in their fight for Premiership survival after coming from 2 goals down against Liverpool to win 3-2. They followed that …
Everton v West Brom: Match & Stats Preview

Everton v West Brom: Match & Stats Preview

Saturday’s match sees a buoyant Everton welcome West Brom to Goodison Park. David Moyes' side go into the match on the back of, arguably, their two best performances of the season. Following on from their victory over Swansea's pass masters, Moyes’ boys swept Sunderland aside in the FA Cup replay. The impressive replay victory leaves Everton fans planning their third visit to Wembley in four years. Focus switches back to the Premier League as Everton look to press on and finish as …
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