Opta's insights hint that Betfair punters should back Fulham, lay Newcastle and trust Arsenal to bag three or more this weekend...
"Arsenal have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three Premier League games."
Best Bet: Back Arsenal to score three or more goals against West Ham @ 2.1211/10
Aston Villa v Hull (Saturday, 15:00)
The Tigers haven't scored in eight meetings with Villa (D1 L7), a run that goes back to August 1987
Aston Villa are winless in six and leaked four times at Swansea last week, but there are plenty of statistics suggesting that Hull will aid them in rediscovering their clean sheet-collecting groove. The FA Cup finalists have fired 15 Premier League blanks this term, a tally "beaten" by just three teams, while Villa have shut out two of their last four Villa Park guests, including Southampton last time out.
Recommended Bet: Back Aston Villa to keep a clean sheet @ 2.962/1
Newcastle v Cardiff (Saturday, 15:00)
If the Premier League season had started on December 27, Newcastle would be bottom of the table
Newcastle are two games off one of the least celebrated top-half finishes ever, with Opta noting that they were eighth on December 29 and have only dropped one place since despite 12 defeats in 17 fixtures. Though they are on a six-match losing streak in which they have netted once and conceded 17, the Magpies are favourites. Cardiff won on Tyneside in the FA Cup, so the hosts have to be laid.
Recommended Bet: Lay Newcastle to win @ 2.1211/10
Stoke v Fulham (Saturday, 15:00)
If only away points counted this season, Fulham would be outside the relegation zone on 14 points
Fulham overcame former boss Mark Hughes' current employers Stoke in October and their eight 2013/14 league victories over sides tenth or lower - half of those on their travels - will inspire confidence that they can do it again. Stoke haven't triumphed in any of their five clashes with clubs in the bottom three and Fulham rarely settle for a point, drawing a joint-league low four encounters.
Recommended Bet: Back Fulham to win @ 3.259/4
Arsenal v West Brom (Sunday, 13:30, Sky Sports 1)
Arsenal have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three Premier League games
They have been scoffed at for most of the second half of the campaign, but Arsenal's tendency to deliver when required has helped them hit the best form in the entire division by winning their last three matches. West Brom have also improved recently to alleviate relegation worries, yet defensive failings remain a regularity, with the Baggies shipping three goals in three of their last five outings.
Best Bet: Back Arsenal to score three or more goals @ 2.1211/10