Wednesday PL Matches: H2H,Stats & Predictions
As the English Premier league edges to a close, Liverpool crowned Champions, yet it isn’t over. This midweek fixtures would see Arsenal clash with Norwich City, Everton vs Leicester City and West Ham vs Chelsea. We discuss the Head-2-Head, stats, previews on forms and predictions on PL fixtures today.
A lot is still yet to fight for, despite Liverpool crowned Champions of the 2019/20 PL campaign. Chelsea still fighting for a grip on a top-four finish, Arsenal fighting to scrape up a European place for next campaign to ease a shambolic season. Leicester City still on uneasy grounds as they are only 1 point away from Chelsea and 3 points away from 5th placed Manchester United. The battle for a top-four finish is locked and loaded and nerves are reaching un-attainable ends as these PL fixtures edge closer.
Arsenal vs Norwich City
Arsenal will host bottom placed Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in the first set of PL fixtures today. The Gunners managed to earn a win in a FA Cup tie against Sheffield United on Sunday to mark their first win since the restart. Arsenal are winless in two PL fixtures since the PL restart as they hit a 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
The terror continues for the Gunners as they go on to lose 2-1 to Brighton last Saturday. However, all the stakes are in favour of the Gunners as they look to get back to the fight for a European place. The hosts are unbeaten in league action at the Emirates Stadium in 2020 (W4, D1). Winning two with both teams scoring, with three yielding a clean sheet.
Since the start of December 2019, Norwich have taken just two points of a possible 24 (D2, L6) on the road. Norwich are also without a goal from open play in six PL away matches. Everything seems to be going the wrong way to Norwich City as they edge towards relegation.
STATS: Four of Arsenal’s last six PL home wins to yield a 2+ goal margin have seen them open the scoring inside 15 minutes. Norwich City have seen at least two goals go through them in the second half of their last two games.
PREDICTION: ARSENAL 3-0 NORWICH CITY
Everton vs Leicester City
Everton get ready to host third placed Leicester City in an exciting set PL fixtures today. The Merseyside club will hope to pull up an upset and earn a needed win at home against Leicester city. Leicester City, who have everything to fight for are hoping to end the season on a high and earn a place in the Champions league.
Recent PL home form has been impressive for Everton, and they are undefeated in eight league games at Goodison Park (W4, D4). Only one visiting side has scored over 1.5 goals against the Blues in that run. Carlo Ancelloti’s side hit a good run-of-form as they hope to beat the odds and defeat Brendan Rodgers Leicester City.
STATS: Leicester City travel to Merseyside having won just two of their previous ten competitive matches (W2, D4, L4). Leicester City boast of a 1.5 goal average in their previous eight PL fixtures. Leicester City are unbeaten in their two outings at the Goodison park (W1,D1).
PREDICTION: EVERTON 1-2 LEICESTER CITY
West Ham United vs Chelsea
Chelsea travel to West Ham later tonight to face the Hammers in a PL fixture today. The Blues enjoy a good run-of-form as they won all 5 of their last five matches in all competitions. They currently sit fourth with a 2 point margin with Manchester United giving a hot chase. West Ham are hoping to salvage what is left of their disappointing season and try to avoid relegation.
The Hammers, in the reverse fixture pulled off a shocking victory over the Blues at Stamford Bridge. However, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will be looking to return the favor a they clash at the Olympic Satium in London. This London derby has seen West Ham come up top more times in the last 5 outings (W2, D2, L1).
STATS: Three of Chelsea’s last four league wins (and 75% of their last four PL away wins) have produced 2-1 scorelines. West Ham have a loss rate of 72% at home in all league matches this season. West Ham have conceded exactly twice beyond the hour mark in each of their post-restart games.
PREDICTION: WEST HAM UNITED 1-2 CHELSEA