Opta Stats: Leicester and Newcastle too short for final-day triumphs

Kasper Schmeichel's recent run of three straight clean sheets will come under pressure
Kasper Schmeichel's recent run of three straight clean sheets will come under pressure
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These Opta insights highlight the Arsenal clean sheet, Aston Villa victory and Leicester and Newcastle lays as fruitful season-ending punts...

"Leicester have won only two of their last 33 Premier League games against London sides."
Recommended Bet: Lay Leicester to beat QPR @ 1.635/8

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Arsenal v West Brom

West Brom have scored only two goals in their last five Premier League games against Arsenal

After a run of eight successive Premier League wins which got everyone a little overexcited, Arsenal's form has dipped, with them being held by Chelsea and Sunderland and beaten by Swansea in their previous three Emirates encounters. They conceded once in that trilogy though, and in the 85th minute at that, being breached a mere three times in nine home league fixtures in 2015.

Recommended Bet: Back Arsenal to keep a clean sheet @ 2.1211/10


Aston Villa v Burnley

Relegated Burnley have scored just one goal in their last eight Premier League matches

Burnley's form is too underwhelming (ten points in 16 games; four away defeats in five) for Aston Villa not to be judged an unbelievable bet at 2.1411/10. The case gets even clearer when you factor in the Opta nuggets that the Clarets haven't won a top-flight contest at Villa Park since 1967, while Villa have taken seven of the past nine points available to them as hosts.

Recommended Bet: Back Aston Villa to win @ 2.1411/10


Leicester v QPR

Leicester have won only two of their last 33 Premier League games against London sides

Before you interject that those figures might have something to do with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham being a lot trickier to face than QPR, Opta note that the Foxes have never conquered the Hoops in the Premier League, earning just one point from three meetings. The west Londoners have lost only four in 13 against fellow bottom-eight teams this term.

Recommended Bet: Lay Leicester to win @ 1.635/8


Newcastle v West Ham (Sky Sports 1)

Newcastle are on the longest current Premier League final day winless run (seven games)

The Magpies are odds-on at 1.834/5 to deliver the win required to guarantee another season of Premier League football, but the numbers cast huge doubt over their prospects of three points. For starters, they have collected just one from their past ten league outings, while West Ham haven't conceded a goal on two visits to St James' Park since returning to the top tier in 2012, keeping four clean sheets in five against them at all venues.

Recommended Bet: Lay Newcastle to win @ 1.845/6

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