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5 surprise standout stats in the Premier League...

Tuesday 16th June 2020

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  • Premier League prep…
  • 5 surprising standout stats…
  • The big kick-off tomorrow…

5 surprise standout stats in the Premier League…

In recent weeks we’ve given out our free standout stats guides ahead of the return to action in the German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga.

Today it’s the turn of the big one – the Premier League

Back in the game…

After what feels like forever, the English top-flight is back, with Wednesday evening seeing the first games since Leicester beat Aston Villa, 4-0, way back on 9th March.

Villa are the hosts for the first match in ‘Project Restart.’ At 6pm tomorrow, Dean Smith’s relegation battlers take on one of the 2019/20 success stories, Sheffield United (Sky Sports).

That game is followed by swiftly by Man City v Arsenal at 8.15pm, also on Sky.

And from Friday, there’s daily Premier League action with the fixtures rolling on over the weekend, then on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday next week… and then on again…

Along with the Championship also getting back underway this weekend, plus Serie A in Italy, to go alongside the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga – it’s fair to say we’re going to have a busy summer after all!

Armchairs at the ready…

We might not have Euro 2020 to send plastic pint glasses flying with every goal. But broadcasters are anticipating the highest ever TV audience for a Premier League game, likely to come in one of those matches over the next seven days…

Apparently, the all-time Premier League record holder is Man City’s famous 3-2 win v QPR on the final day in 2011/12, when Sergio Aguerrrrrrrooooooooo scored the title-clinching winning goal. The official TV audience ‘eyeballs’ figure to beat is 4.04 million viewers.

The Premier League restart will also see the first-ever Premier League live games shown on the BBC. The Beeb have got four games. Amazon are showing four for free, too. Sky are showing 25 games free-to-air.

And between BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, including subscription packages, all 92 remaining Premier League games will be live on TV.

And that includes another first, with age-old ‘blackout’ restrictions lifted, allowing Saturday 3pm kick-offs to be shown live in the UK.

With all this football on TV, how about some little-known stats to help you on your way with your Premier League betting…

5 surprising standout stats…

Using the unique betting stats on our members-only Across the Leagues website, we’ve spotted 5 trends to watch out for. Chances are, a lot of bettors out there won’t know about these…

Give yourself a bit of an edge by taking note of these hidden gems:

  • Tottenham have kept just 4 Clean Sheets in 29 games this season. That’s not very Jose Mourinho-like, is it? The Special One’s Spurs side have the joint-worst record in the Premier League for keeping Clean Sheets. That lowly 14% strike-rate puts 8th-in-the-league Tottenham level with relegation-zone Bournemouth for that poor defensive stat
  • Sheffield United have won the Most Corners in 13 of their 15 home games. The Blades have been a surprise package this season, in more ways than one. As well as being 7th in the Premier League and also into the FA Cup quarter finals, Chris Wilder’s boys have an 87% home record for Most Corners bets that’s only bettered by reigning league champions Man City (92%). Most weeks, you’re going to get greater odds on Sheff Utd for that bet than you are for Pep Guardiola’s side
  • Manchester United are in 1st place for Over 3.5 Cards bets – but in last place for Most Cards. Bets on Over 3.5 Cards have paid out in 69% of Man Utd games, including an unrivalled 12 out of 14 on the road (86%). However, the Red Devils themselves are not committing most of those fouls… United are actually the joint-best-behaved team in the Premier League when it comes to getting the Most Cards. Delivering on that bet in just 6 of their 29 games overall (21%)
  • Chris Wood is ranked No.1 for First Goalscorer bets. The Burnley forward has got 11 league goals so far this season, and 7 of them have paid out in the First Goalscorer market. That’s a higher number of first-scorer payouts than big names like Mo Salah (3) and Harry Kane (3) – and any other player in the Premier League, for that matter. Wood is one to look out for. He’s due back from injury soon, and likely to be available at larger odds than the household names. Also worth knowing: 5 of Wood’s 11 goals have been from headers
  • Danny Ings is joint-1st for Anytime Scorer payouts. The Southampton striker has been having the season of his life, bagging a total of 15 goals. All but one of those have come in separate games, meaning Ings has produced 14 Anytime Scorer payouts. That strike-rate puts the Saints man level with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and ahead of everyone else

Don’t miss the big kick-off…

Our members-only Across the Leagues website carries stats for all those Premier League bet categories – Goals, Clean Sheets, Match Results, Cards, Corners, Scorers and more.

With every team covered, and Head-2-Head home v away stats comparisons for each round of games.

Plus, Across the Leagues members are getting daily email updates & analysis this week and beyond. We’ll be focusing on identifying the best value prices and eye-catching opportunities from a variety of betting markets – wherever our stats, research and lines of enquiry take us…

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Best wishes,

Oliver & Shaun

Oliver Upstone & Shaun Humphris

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