Opta Stats: Southampton to add to clean-sheet collage

Fraser Forster's first Premier League season is going very well
Fraser Forster's first Premier League season is going very well

Hull will score in the Premier League this weekend but Swansea won't, judging by these Opta insights...

"Southampton have kept seven clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League matches at St Mary’s."
Recommended Bet: Back Southampton to keep a clean sheet against Swansea @ 11/102.12

Hull v Newcastle (Saturday, 12:45, BT Sport 1)

Neither team managed to keep a clean sheet in their five previous Premier League meetings

Don't be alarmed by Opta's revelation that Hull failed to score in ten of their last 14 Premier League games. They fired five in the most recent five, including twice in the previous one at the KC Stadium, and have struck six times in three clashes with Newcastle since their latest promotion. The Magpies meanwhile have gone ten matches without a league clean sheet, conceding 12 times in the past five.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 11/102.12


Liverpool v West Ham (Saturday, 15:00)

West Ham have not won away in the league at Anfield since 1963

Though West Ham conquered Liverpool earlier in 2014/15, it was just their third victory in 23 league collisions, of which they lost 16. Their prospects of ending over a half-century of misery at Anfield are further wounded by a record of one win, four draws and 13 defeats away to top-eight sides since returning to the Premier League. Liverpool are also on an 11-game unbeaten streak over 90 minutes.

Recommended Bet: Back Liverpool to win @ 5/71.7


Man United v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00)

There have been just five goals in the last four Premier League games involving Man United

This duo's previous showdown was a thriller in which Leicester rallied from 1-3 down to deliver an extraordinary 5-3 triumph, but a look at both clubs' goal patterns since point to 6/42.48 as a glorious price on under 2.5 goals. Man United's past six fixtures in all competitions provided two or less. Five of Leicester's last seven in the league did the same, with three in four even going under 1.5 goals.

Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ 11/82.38


Southampton v Swansea (Sunday, 16:00, Sky Sports 1)

Saints have kept seven clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League matches at St Mary's

It's hard to believe, but it is possible to make Southampton's home defensive figures look even more impressive. Take away the scraps with top-four brethren Chelsea, Man City and Man United and they have leaked only once in eight St Mary's outings, and that was a goal-of-the-season contender from Charlie Austin. Opta note that Swansea have gone 377 minutes of league football without breaching Southampton's backline.

Recommended Bet: Back Southampton to keep a clean sheet @ 11/102.12

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