Stat Attack (Weekend Preview)

English Premier League (EPL) leaders Manchester City travel to face relegation threatened London side, Crystal Palace, with the hope of extending their phenomenal winning record and the question on everyone’s lips is whether the hosts can stop rampant City.

In Italy, title challengers like Inter Milan, Juventus, AS Roma and Lazio would be hoping to stay in touch with league leaders Napoli.

Let’s take a look at the stats for the two leagues ahead of the weekend games

English Premier League

1 – Stoke City take on champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a wretched record of just 1 away win all season.

4 – Liverpool and Leicester City meet at Anfield on Saturday evening with unfinished business between the managers of both club. Leicester manager Claude Puel is unbeaten in 4 games his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp dating back to when the former was at Southampton last season.

6 – West Brom manager Alan Pardew has had a disappointing start to his managerial career at the club. He is winless in 6 league games.

18 – Midlands club West Brom are in serious relegation battle prompted by their winless run of 18 games dating back to Matchday 2 (one-nil win at Burnley). They will next face Champions League chasers Arsenal at home on Sunday.

19 – Rampant Manchester City will attempt to make it a phenomenal winning record of 19 when they play their hosts Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening. They will match the top 5 European league winning record set by Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola.

200 – Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been a wonderful servant to the Premier League and that is set to continue this weekend as he hunt down clean sheet no. 200 in the competition.

811 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take charge off a Premier League game for no. 811 when he takes his North London side to the Hawthorns to face struggling West Brom.

Italian Serie A

3 – Fiorentina are winless in their last 3 games (Draw one and Lose two) against AC Milan. Both sides face each other at the Artemio Franchi this weekend.

10 – In-form Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is chasing his 10th away league goal this season and his next target is the weekend’s game at the San Siro against former league leaders Inter Milan. He has more away goals than any other player in the top 5 European leagues.

13 – Immobile has also been involved in more goals than any other player in the top 5 European leagues (13) after weighing in with nine goals and four assists ahead of Lynn winger Memphis Depay (eight goals and two assists), Juventus forward Paolo Dybala (seven goals and three assists), Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Neymar (six goals and four assists) and his club teammate Kylian Mbappe (five goals and five assists).