Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

With the 2012/2013 Premier League season kicking off in a matter of days and teams desperately searching for that striker who scores 20+ goals a season, we look at just what percentage of each teams goals are scored by their strikers. We have looked at what percentage of each teams overall goals were scored by their strikers last season and what percentage of their goals have been scored by their strikers in the last four seasons.  The headings in each …
Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

It is a common belief with Premier League owners that sacking your manager will improve their clubs results, but is this really that case? We look at whether teams sacking their manager has a short-term or a long-term impact on their side and whether it was better off sticking with the manager they had in the first place. We have looked at all the managers that have been sacked by Premier League clubs in the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons. Short …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

This Opta Stats comparison looks at how well the teams at the bottom of the table have compared to last season. It includes Aston Villa, Wigan, Bolton,Blackburn and Wolves. Aston Villa Aston Villa have conceded 0.16 fewer goals this season and kept 2 more clean sheets. They have also improved their crossing accuracy by 2% but their passing accuracy is 1.28% worse off than last season. It has also taken Aston Villa an extra 0.68 minutes to create a chance …
Walcott's Pace Gives Arsenal Victory | Opta Stats

Walcott's Pace Gives Arsenal Victory | Opta Stats

Arsenal maintained their impressive form with a comfortable 3-0 win at Wolves on Wednesday night. This was the Gunners ninth win in ten games and took them five points clear of fourth-place Tottenham. Early goals from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott earned Arsenal victory over 10-man Wolves in a match that was largely won in the first 11 minutes. Sebastien Bassong saw red for bringing down Walcott, after he was set free by van Persie on eight minutes. The …
Analysis of Norwich City's 3-5-2 vs Wolves

Analysis of Norwich City's 3-5-2 vs Wolves

Last week in Norwich's game against Wolves, Paul Lambert opted to start with a 3-5-2 formation. Norwich had played this system a handful of times during the previous two seasons but never with any real success. Before looking at Norwich’s performance, let’s begin by taking a look at the theory behind the 3-5-2 system. The 3-5-2 System Typically, the back three can be organised in such a way that two defenders will act as markers, leaving one defender as a libero …
Norwich City 2 Wolves 1| Match & Stats Review

Norwich City 2 Wolves 1| Match & Stats Review

A lot of people are probably not aware that there has been a long-standing rivalry between Norwich City and Wolves, one of our chants is "we only hate Wolves and Ipswich".  The rivalry goes back to the days when the infamous Kevin Muscat seriously injured Craig Bellamy who was our star player at the time and an intimidating encounter when we beat Wolves  in the play-off knock out stage in 2002 despite losing 1-0 in the second leg at Molineux.  …
Wolves 0-5 Manchester United | Back on Top | Opta Stats

Wolves 0-5 Manchester United | Back on Top | Opta Stats

As we move into the final stages of the season, the very top of the Premier League table has a familiar look to it. Manchester United went one point clear with a win over West Brom, while Manchester City lost to Swansea City. Wolverhampton Wanderers entertained Manchester United, with the visitors looking to go four points clear at the top of the table. Wolves were in terrible form, gaining just 4 points from the previous six games. While Man United …
Fulham 5-0 Wolves - A Look at the Midfields

Fulham 5-0 Wolves - A Look at the Midfields

On Sunday, Wolves were comprehensively outplayed by a superb Fulham side, who probably gave the best performance I’ve seen live this season, and possibly the best performance I’ve seen since Wolves were promoted. Their central midfield of Danny Murphy, Moussa Dembélé and Clint Dempsey ran the game, with the lively Damien Duff and Andy Johnson ably supporting the hat trick hero, Pavel Pogrebnyak. I will have a look at just how dominant their midfield was: [table id=46 /] [table id=47 …
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