Bill Edgar: Our stats man on why Leicester should fear Arsenal's second-half ambush

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The Times football journalist brings another stats hit including facts on Arsenal, Bournemouth and West Brom...

"Arsenal are averaging a two-goal advantage in the second halves of the last six Premier League games."

Arsenal eventually drawing clear

Those betting on "Draw Half-Time-Arsenal Win Full-Time" have been collecting their winnings game after game recently. Unai Emery's side have followed this pattern in their past six Premier League matches: it has been level at the interval each time but Arsenal have then cut loose, averaging a two-goal advantage in the second halves (their opponents have been West Ham United, Cardiff City, Newcastle United, Everton, Watford and Fulham). On Monday they host Leicester City, whose past two visits to the Emirates Stadium have produced - yes, you've guessed it - "draw half time-Arsenal win full time". The Betfair Sportsbook is offering 7/2 about the same happening again on Monday...

Cherries on the spot at home

Bournemouth, who host Southampton on Saturday, have been awarded a penalty in all four of their Premier League home games this season. Callum Wilson had his effort saved against Cardiff City, but then Josh King converted from the spot against Everton and Leicester City before Junior Stanislas did the same against Crystal Palace. The four penalties account for one third of the 12 spot kicks awarded to home teams this season. Boosted by those penalties, Bournemouth have won three and drawn one of those games at the Vitality Stadium. Exchange punters make Bournemouth [2.1] to beat Southampton while King, at 7/4, is slightly shorter than Stanislas to score against their south-coast rivals.

Baggies get a second wind again

The in-form West Bromwich Albion have climbed to second place in the Championship, a division in which they have become accustomed to thriving since the turn of the century. They are on course to finish in the top two for the fifth time in their past six campaigns at this level - and they came fourth in that other season. Darren Moore's team, who are a point behind leaders Sheffield United, are [2.34] with Betfair to win away to Wigan Athletic, who are unbeaten in their past 13 home league matches.

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