WEST HAM V BRIGHTON
West Ham United will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-1 Premier League defeat last time out to Manchester City.
In that game, West Ham United managed 31% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for West Ham United was Manuel Lanzini (94'). Manchester City had 19 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. İlkay Gündoğan (33') and Fernandinho (90') scored for Manchester City.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where West Ham United haven’t conceded. The facts show that West Ham United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals on the way. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
In their previous fixture, Brighton drew 0-0 in the Premier League match with Leeds United.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion had 58% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Leeds United got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Brighton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Brighton & Hove Albion can certainly do much better.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
EVERTON V LIVERPOOL
Everton will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Brentford.
In that match, Everton had 60% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Brentford had 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Ivan Toney (24') was the scorer for Brentford.
It’s not been often in recent times where Everton haven’t conceded. The facts show that Everton have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals in the process.
Liverpool will come into the match following on from a 4-0 Premier League win as they beat Southampton in their last game.
In that game, Liverpool managed 64% possession and 20 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Liverpool, the scorers were Diogo Jota (2', 32'), Thiago Alcântara (37') and Virgil van Dijk (52'). On the other side, Southampton had 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Demonstrating their appetite for eventful matches, goals have been scored 21 times in the previous six matches in which Liverpool have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Their opponents have hit 5 of these goals. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might be maintained here in this match or not.
Prediction: Both teams to score
ASTON VILLA V MANCHESTER CITY
Aston Villa will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 Premier League success vs Crystal Palace.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Aston Villa, the scorers were Matt Targett (15') and John McGinn (86'). Crystal Palace had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Marc Guehi (95') was the scorer for Crystal Palace.
Fixtures featuring Aston Villa have proved to be lively encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of them coming from Aston Villa.
Coming into this clash, Aston Villa are winless against Manchester City in their last 9 league games.
Manchester City go into this encounter after a 2-1 Premier League win with the downing of West Ham United in their last fixture.
In that match, Manchester City managed 69% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Manchester City, the goals were scored by İlkay Gündoğan (33') and Fernandinho (90'). At the other end, West Ham United got 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Manuel Lanzini (94') scored for West Ham United.
Throughout their six latest matches, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 13 times, earning them the goals per game average of 2.17.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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