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Premier League Football Pointers – Wednesday 3rd March

Burnley vs Leicester

Burnley stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.69 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.30 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.96 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.11 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.30 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 0.76 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Burnley have played 26 games this season

They have scored in – 12 games

They have conceded in – 17 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 13 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 8 games

Games where both teams scored – 7 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 19 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 16 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 21 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 14 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 13 games

Leicester stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.73 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.15 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.96 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.38 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.80 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.69 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Leicester have played 26 games this season

They have scored in – 21 games

They have conceded in – 17 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 22 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games

Games where both teams scored – 13 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 20 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 23 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 24 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 23 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 19 games

Burnley vs Leicester match preview

Burnley lost last time out after going 4 games unbeaten before that (3 draws, 1 win)  Leicester lost last time out to break their 4 game unbeaten run as well (3 wins, 1 draw) . When these sides met earlier in the season Leicester won 4-2 with 15 Leicester corners, 4 Burnley corners, 1 Leicester yellow card and 2 Burnley yellow cards. Leicester have been in pretty good form of late and have won 7, lost 2 and drawn 4 of their last 13 games. After back to back wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa, Burnley have only won 1 of their next 7 games and they have failed to score in 4 of those games. Goals looks a tough one, as backing goals in any game with Burnley is usually a risk as they have had 13 games finish with just 1 or no goals this season, they have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 4 games and failed to score in 4 of their last 7. Leicester are more consistent in front of goal and have scored in 12 of their last 13 games and they scored 2 or more goals in 8 of those 12 games. Number of goals looks too tough to call but we do expect Leicester to find a way to win this game, Burnley will be compact and try to frustrate Leicester but we feel Leicester have enough class to score at least 1 goal, which may well be enough against a Burnley side who have not scored in either of their last 2 games. Corners is a bet to avoid due to both teams being very inconsistent, especially in recent games. Leicester have ended up with just 2 corners in 4 of their last 5 games, though in the other game they had 8 corners and it wasn’t long ago they had 11 corners in a single game against Everton. Burnley last 5 games have seen them have 8, 4, 5, 5 and 4 corners, which is a good consistent corner count, but in the 4 games before that they had 0, 2, 2, and 1 corner. With both teams being so up and down we don’t feel corners is a smart bet in this one. Cards also does not look a straight forward bet. Leicester have been given at least 1 card in 15 of their last 16 games and 2 or more cards in 9 of those games. Burnley have finished with no cards in 2 of their last 4 games and Burnley opponents have been given no cards in 6 of their last 8 games. So the best bet may be simply backing Leicester to get the win as cards, corners and goals all carry too much doubt for us to be able to confidently recommend a bet.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa

Sheffield United stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.57 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.65 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.69 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.07 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.84 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.03 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.03 per game

Sheffield United have played 26 games this season

They have scored in – 12 games

They have conceded in – 25 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 16 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 11 games

Games where both teams scored – 11 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 19 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 23 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 22 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 15 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 16 games

Aston Villa stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.58 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.08 goals per game

Corners for them – 6.04 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.12 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.16 per game

Aston Villa have played 24 games this season

They have scored in – 20 games

They have conceded in – 11 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 16 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games

Games where both teams scored – 9 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 20 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 19 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 19 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 22 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 17 games

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa match preview

Sheffield United have lost their last 4 and Villa have won 4 , drawn 1 and lost 5 of their last 10 games. These sides met on the opening day of the season where Villa won 1-0 with 10 Villa corners, 4 Sheffield United corners, 3 Villa yellow cards, 1 Sheffield United yellow card and 1 Sheffield United Red card. Goals becomes a risky bet as there are major doubts about will Sheffield United score. Villa have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 8 games and 3 in their last 4. Sheffield United have failed to score in all of their last 3 games. So any bet on goals you will be heavily reliant on Aston Villa, the issue is in their last 6 games they have only scored a maximum of 1 goal in each game and they have only scored more than 2 goals in 2 of their last 11 games. For that reason we believe goals is a bet to avoid. Aston Villa have been inconsistent with the number of corners they get per game lately. They have been on the higher end of the corners count for the majority of the season but they have now ended the game with 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 9 games. Corners is not a lost cause from a betting point of view as Sheffield United are usually pretty consistent with corners, they have had low numbers in some games recently but those were against teams like Man United and Man City where Sheffield United possession and territory is limited so they won’t have as many attacking opportunities that bring corners. Sheffield United did have 4 corners against Liverpool last time out and had 9 vs West Brom and 7 vs West Ham. So in a game like this where Sheffield United should see enough of the ball and have enough attacking opportunities we do believe they will have a few corners as well. Their last game against Liverpool was the first time in 17 games that Sheffield United did not have a player booked, in the 16 games before they had been given 2 or more cards in 12 out of those 16 games. Villa have been given 10 yellow cards in their last 4 games and Villas opponents have been given at least 1 card in 16 out of their last 17 games and they were given 2 or more cards in 8 of those games. So we expect Villa to win though it would be no surprise if it was a low scoring 1-0 or 2-0 win. It looks likely that both teams will get at least 3 corners and cards also look likely with the stats suggesting a strong chance that both teams get at least 1 player booked and the game will see at least 3 cards.

Crystal Palace vs Man United

Crystal Palace stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.11 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.65 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.76 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.84 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.23 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.11 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.15 per game

Crystal Palace have played 26 games this season

They have scored in – 15 games

They have conceded in – 21 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games

Games where both teams scored – 12 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 19 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 17 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 18 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 19 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 13 games

Man United stats and averages

Goals scored – 2.03 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.23 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.23 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.30 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.57 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.69 per game

Red cards for them – 0.03 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Man United have played 26 games this season

They have scored in – 20 games

They have conceded in – 17 games

Games with over 1.5 goals – 17 games

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games

Games where both teams scored – 16 games

Games with 3+ corners for them – 21 games

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 20 games

Games with 9+ match corners – 15 games

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 23 games

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 23 games

Games with 30+ match booking points – 18 games

Crystal Palace vs Man United match preview

Palace have lost 4, won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 8 whilst United are unbeaten in 6 where they have drawn 4 and won 2. When these sides met at Old Trafford earlier in the season on opening day Palace won 3-1 with 9 United corners, 3 Palace corners, 2 United and 1 Palace yellow card. United have been up and down in terms of goals all season, and that has continued in their recent games putting 9 past Southampton and 3 past Everton and Newcastle to then scoring just once against West Brom and failing to score at all vs Chelsea and Arsenal. Palace have failed to score in 3 of their last 10 games. Whilst goals looks tricky this is a game we expect Man United to win. We believe Palace caught United at the right time at the start of the season and the edge in preparation and rest let them pick up a big win at Old Trafford. United have got stronger as the season has gone on and Palace have looked poor at times in losses to Leeds and Burnley plus the draw against Fulham last time out. Corners is a risky bet as whilst Man United are consistent, Palace cannot be relied on to contribute much towards a corner count. Palace have finished with 0 or just 1 corner in 5 of their last 8 games and Whilst Man United are consistent they are usually consistent around 5/6 corners a game, so to be confident of any corner bet you need to be confident that Palace will get at least 3 corners at a minimum and on recent stats you cannot have that confidence. Man United have been given at least 1 card in 15 out of their last 16 games and they were given 2 or more cards in 7 of those games. Palace have ended with no cards in 4 of their last 8 games and Palaces opponents have also finished with no cards in 4 of their last 8 games . We expect Man United to win  though the majority of other bets seem to all carry allot of risk. We do expect Man United to have the most corners though we do not feel this is a game to be backing the number of goals, corners or cards due to the inconsistencies that both teams show. 

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