Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …
Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Let's kick off with a quick round-up of Saturday and Sunday before we get onto the midweek game predictions... The past weekend went fairly well, with a small 5% profit if you were betting on the EPL Model's calls. We got six out of ten results correct, with the games at Chelsea, Man City, Cardiff, Everton, Norwich and Newcastle all running as forecast. Fulham was the big miss this week, with a predicted draw coming out as a comfortable West …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Arsenal made a name for themselves at The Emirates on Saturday evening as the London side defeated Liverpool 2-0 to stretch the gap to 5 points at the top. Goals from Cazorla and man of the moment, Aaron Ramsey, were enough to beat Liverpool in what was their first away defeat of the season. Although there was some controversy after a Jordan Henderson goal was brought back for a free kick, Arsenal did run out deserved winners.  They had 7 …
QPR bid £10m for Christopher Samba | Samba Stats

QPR bid £10m for Christopher Samba | Samba Stats

Sky Sports are reporting that QPR have placed a £10 Million bid for Anzhi Makhachkala defender Christopher Samba. With Ryan Nelsen set for a move to the MLS to coach FC Toronto, QPR manager Harry Redknapp is looking to Samba as a replacement.  Samba left Blackburn Rovers 1 year ago after handing in a transfer request and refusing to play. Samba Stats In his last full season at Blackburn Rovers (2010/2011) Samba played 33 matches.  He scored 4 goals and contributed …
Swansea v QPR | Stats Preview | Can QPR score?

Swansea v QPR | Stats Preview | Can QPR score?

Two teams with very contrasting seasons so far meet on Saturday, in the Liberty Stadium. Back in August, When Swansea travelled to Loftus Road and came out 5-0 winners. But, much has changed since then, at least for one of the teams. After that match on the 18th of August, QPR have spent around £35million on new players (£12million in summer, after 18th August and the rest in January). A club record £12.5million signing of SambaNot to mentioned free transfers of Júlio César, Jermain Jenas and Tel Ben Haim, and …
Swansea 4 QPR 1 | Match Summary Stats

Swansea 4 QPR 1 | Match Summary Stats

Michu again scored a brace, like he did in the corresponding fixture back in the first week of the new season.  Swansea completed a emphatic double over QPR and came out 4-1 winners at Liberty Stadium to heap more misery on their relegation threatened visitors. QPR had conceded just once in their previous five Premier League games, but they two early strikes from the Swans put the game to bed early on. Michu ended his goal drought in the 8th minute …
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

Manchester United are now 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League. A professional victory at Loftus Road has given United a lead that no team has ever over-hauled.  Rafael scored a thunderbolt of a goal clocked at 77mph (123.9 kmph) from 29 yards out with it being touted as one of the goals of the season (stats via @ManUtdPlace). [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="370"] Belter from Rafael Vs QPR via Feintzebra.co.uk[/caption] Whilst both teams were pretty level on …
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