Premier League stats and predictions for Saturday’s matches

Premier League Saturday cheat sheet: Pep’s men will cause more frustration for Ranieri’s Hornets

Following the high-profile midweek live action courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, we were treated to five more Premier League games on Saturday, with league leaders Chelsea visiting the London Stadium for the 12:30 pm ko and Man City, 2nd, closing the day with their own trip to the capital to face Claudio Ranieri’s Watford at 5:30 pm. These are sandwiched between three 3pm matches which include top-flight Liverpool which are hosted by Wolves at Molineux, a ‘south coast derby’ between Southampton and Brighton as well as what appears to be a relegation to six. points between Newcastle and Burnley on Tyneside.

Our Daily Cheat Sheet is here to provide you with the most important stats to help you identify some areas of potential value in relation to your weekend bets.

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West Ham – Shots

The Hammers are sixth in most Premier League shots this season with 199. Up there individually Michail Antonio has contributed 20% of those with a total of 40 – behind only Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane of Liverpool.

Jarrod Bowen also contributes heavily in this department and has an even more impressive conversion rate, with just under half of his 32 shots hitting the target in the LP.

The pair both managed SOTs in their last outing against Brighton, and although the challenge was much more difficult on Saturday against Chelsea, David Moyes’ side have already triumphed against Liverpool and Man City at home this season.

If you fancy pair for one shot on target apiece, double pays a little more than even with Paddy Power.

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Liverpool – Goals

Jurgen’s top-flight Reds seem frankly unstoppable right now. A 4-1 win in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday reduced the gap between them and Chelsea to just two points and they will look to keep that momentum going against Wolves on Saturday.

They are overall the leaders in top-flight goals so far, scoring 43 times – 10 more than the side closest to Chelsea. Despite Salah’s massive hand scoring 13 goals in 14 games, they split that tally among 13 different players.

As for an area of ​​potential value, Salah’s sensational form leaves him with a chance to score a goal in just about every game, but Liverpool’s second-top scorer is Diogo Jota with 8 which could still be a good bet.

The former Wolves forward has scored in each of his last three games, including a nice goal against rivals Everton. He’s 7/5 with Bet365 to haunt his former club with a goal in their own backyard.

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Watford – Fouls

Two of the Hornets’ players are listed in the Premier League fouls column. Emmanuel Dennis leads the standings, having inflicted 31 fouls in 13 appearances, of which he has been warned six times. The other comes in the form of Juraj Kucka who returned to the squad from the bench on Wednesday against Chelsea. The midfielder committed the fourth most fouls in 26, while receiving two yellows and a red for his troubles.

Saturday night’s test against Man City will be huge for the home side who have achieved just one victory during a difficult period. Expect Pep’s men to dominate the ball and frustrate their opponents in just about any area of ​​the pitch, meaning plenty of warnings could be in play.

If you like the sound of any of the aforementioned names, Kucka is available at 5/2 with Betfred, while you can get Dennis at 3/1 with Paddy’s. Doubling down both gives you a 10/1 chance with PP.

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Brighton – Maps

Brighton are the third biggest yellow card culprit in the division this season. They racked up 34 in total, with four members of their squad each providing four of them to Neal Maupay, Shane Duffy, Adam Lallana and Joel Veltman.

It is the latter who ranks first for the most faults conceded, the defender having inflicted 15 faults so far. But if you’re looking for potential value in this department, Solly March could be the answer. The man often deployed as a winger himself committed 13 faults but has only been entered in the referee’s book once this season. He is priced 6/1 to be booked against Southampton on Saturday with Paddy Power.

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