Game Focus #12: Stats suggest United may dominate derby but Liverpool will win it

Game Focus #12: Stats suggest United may dominate derby but Liverpool will win it

As the top four race hots up, every point becomes more and more crucial. Liverpool against Manchester United is always special but on Sunday the game will move up a notch and Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala have analysed the recent form of both teams in an attempt to discover how it may unfold. Both sides go in to the game in hot form making it difficult to separate them but when breaking down the…

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Player Focus #43: Stats show Eden Hazard has Player of the Year sewn up

Player Focus #43: Stats show Eden Hazard has Player of the Year sewn up

Have the Player of the Year awards already been sewn up? The stats suggest so. Gareth Bale was Tottenham’s shining light in the 2012/13 campaign and his performances were rewarded handsomely. The Welshman picked up the PFA Young Player and Players’ Player of the Year as well as also taking the FWA Footballer of the Year. This was quickly followed by a £78 million move to Real Madrid the same summer. Luis Suárez was the…

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Player Focus #42: Danijel Subasic’s stats show that Arsenal face the impossible tonight

Player Focus #42: Danijel Subasic’s stats show that Arsenal face the impossible tonight

Arsenal will need to score at least three goals tonight to have any chance of making it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and against a goalkeeper that is making the world’s best look decidedly ordinary. Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala have taken a look at Monaco’s number one, Danijel Subasic, the goalkeeper that has conceded the fewest goals in the Champions League this season. Tonight Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck…

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Player Focus #41: Stats show Brendan Rodgers must not start Steven Gerrard

Player Focus #41: Stats show Brendan Rodgers must not start Steven Gerrard

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces a difficult decision tonight as captain Steven Gerrard returns from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of the side for the last seven matches. The Reds visit the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in the Premier League with all three points crucial in the side’s chase for Champions League qualification after both Arsenal and Manchester United picked up wins over the weekend. Will Rodgers stick with the…

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