Premier League Preview: Game 01, Round 02

Here are some facts and figures around the matches to be played this weekend, which may (or may not!) help you with your predictions.

Swansea v Man Utd

(Saturday 19 August @ 12:30 live on Sky Sports)

Manchester United have won two of their last three Premier League meetings with Swansea City (D1), this after losing the previous three all by a 2-1 scoreline.

Swansea have never kept a clean sheet against Man Utd in 12 PL matches against them.

The Swans are unbeaten in their last six matches (W4 D2 L0), their longest unbeaten PL run since January 2013.

Bournemouth v Watford

AFC Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last seven matches against Watford (W1 D6).

All four Premier League meetings between these sides have ended level – no Premier League fixture has had a draw in each of its first five matches.

Burnley v WBA

West Bromwich Albion have met Burnley four times in the Premier League, winning both home matches 4-0 and drawing the two at Turf Moor 2-2.

Burnley are looking to win their opening two matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1973/74. West Brom can do so for the first time since 1978/79.

Leicester v Brighton

These two sides last met in Leicester City’s Championship-winning 2013/14 season, Brighton & Hove Albion winning both matches.

Leicester City are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League home fixtures against newly-promoted sides (W7 D5).

Liverpool v Palace

Both teams have scored in each of the last 10 meetings in all competitions between Liverpool and Crystal Palace, averaging 3.9 goals per match.

Crystal Palace can become the first side to win four consecutive Premier League matches v Liverpool at Anfield.

Southampton v West Ham

Southampton have won two of their last three Premier League matches against West Ham United, as many as in the previous nine combined.

The Hammers won this fixture 3-1 last season but have never won consecutive away PL matches against Southampton.

Southampton will be the first team to play four successive PL matches at home since Blackpool in April 2011.

Stoke v Arsenal

(Saturday 19 August @ 17:30 live on BT Sport)

Stoke City have lost only one of their last seven home matches against Arsenal (W3 D3 L1).

Arsenal are aiming to win their opening two matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2009/10.

Huddersfield v Newcastle

(Sunday 20 August @ 13:30 live on Sky Sports)

Huddersfield Town’s only win in their last 11 meetings with Newcastle United in all competitions came at St James’ Park in the Championship last season (D4 L6).

Huddersfield can become only the third newly-promoted side to win their first two matches of a Premier League season.

Tottenham v Chelsea

(Sunday 20 August @ 16:00 live on Sky Sports)

This will be the first Premier League match played at Wembley Stadium and it will be the 58th different stadium to host a match in the competition.

Chelsea have lost only two of their last 17 matches in all competitions against Tottenham Hotspur (W8 D7 L2).

But Spurs haven’t lost a Premier League London derby at home under Mauricio Pochettino (W9 D4 L0).

Chelsea are looking to avoid becoming the first reigning champions to lose their opening two matches of the following PL season.

Man City v Everton

(Monday 21 August @ 20:00 live on Sky Sports)

Everton inflicted their biggest Premier League victory over Manchester City when they won 4-0 in the last meeting between the two sides.

But Man City are unbeaten in six PL home matches v Everton (W3 D3).


See the current SPAGames Premier Predictions league tables.

All match preview information courtesy of PremierLeague.com

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