Opta Stats: Liverpool and Man City to engage in thriller

Sergio Aguero has scored four times in his last four appearances
Sergio Aguero has scored four times in his last four appearances

There will be more goals at Old Trafford and Anfield than The Hawthorns on matchday 27, judging by these Opta insights...

"Man City scored two or more goals in each of their last six Premier League games against Liverpool."
Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals in Liverpool v Man City @ 5/61.84

West Ham v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:45, Sky Sports 1)

West Ham have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches (W1 D5 L3)

The Irons have beaten top-flight opposition in 90 minutes only once in 12 attempts if you add in the FA Cup, and Crystal Palace have a decent record at the Boleyn Ground, keeping clean sheets on their previous two visits. The Eagles have won all four of their away games since Alan Pardew strode into the dugout, while their sole road reverse in nine was inflicted by Man City at the Etihad Stadium.

Recommended Bet: Lay West Ham to win @ 6/52.16


Man United v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00)

Louis van Gaal's side have conceded exactly once in eight of their last 11 home league games

Though Man United have started developing a decent attacking rhythm at Old Trafford recently, scoring three in five of their last six as hosts, their only clean sheet in five at the Theatre of Dreams was achieved against League Two strugglers Cambridge. Sunderland found the net in each of their last three away league fixtures, striking twice at the Etihad Stadium and once at White Hart Lane.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 5/42.26


West Brom v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00)

West Brom have kept four clean sheets in their six Premier League matches under Tony Pulis

The trends for this encounter suggest that there won't be much net-rippling at The Hawthorns. As well as the above, West Brom have failed to fire in three clashes with Southampton. The Saints have the Premier League's best away concession rate at 0.75 per match. Three of their four outings this month have gone under 1.5 goals, as have three of the Baggies' six league scraps under Tony Pulis.

Recommended Bet: Back under 1.5 goals @ 9/52.8


Liverpool v Man City (Sunday, 12:00, Sky Sports 1)

Man City scored two or more goals in each of their last six Premier League games against Liverpool

This is fast earning a reputation as a high-profile showdown that can always be trusted to deliver on substantial hype, with all of the past six meetings between 2013/14's top two providing a minimum of three goals, and five of those serving up at least four. Man City's most recent two league fixtures featured five goals each, as did Liverpool's latest domestic Anfield assignment against Tottenham.

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals @ 5/61.84

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