Stat Attack (Weekend Preview)

The top five European leagues return to full complement this weekend with mouthwatering fixtures in Italy and France.

Let’s take a look at stats ahead of the weekend’s set of games in the aforementioned leagues.

English Premier League:

10 – Southampton have gone 10 games without a win ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening.

11 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has a very good record against his side’s weekend opponents Newcastle United. The Argentine has scored 11 goals in 11 appearances.

23 – League leaders Manchester City entertain Newcastle United at home with the enviable record of 23 home games without defeat.

25 – Arsenal entertain Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in a London Derby clash with the hope of bouncing back from last weekend’s defeat at Bournemouth. They have scored in their last 25 home games.

100 – Burnley manager Sean Dyche will take charge of Premier League game no. 100 when title challengers Manchester United visit Turf Moor to take on his side.

German Bundesliga:

14 – Bayern Munich have won the last 14 matches against this weekend’s opposition Werder Bremen.

30 – League leaders Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena armed with the formidable record of 30 home games without defeat.

Italian Serie A:

5 – Former league leaders Inter Milan were unbeaten till mid-December until a present run of 5 games without win ahead of the visit of AS Roma to the San Siro.

72 – Inter Milan have won more games against AS Roma (72) than against any other side.

Spanish La Liga:

33 – In-form Real Betis will play league leaders Barcelona at home with the hope of continuing their strong goalscoring record. They have scored 33 goals this season behind Barcelona and Valencia only.

2002 – Real Betis could have their work cut out defensively against Barcelona. They have not kept a clean sheet against the Blaugrana since 2002.

French Ligue 1:

8 – League leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) take a run of 8 straight wins in all competitions to the Groupama Stadium to face equally in-form Olympique Lyon.