Archive for May 2010

Real appoint Mourinho

Monday, 31st May 2010 10:31pm
Real Madrid has appointed former Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

Mourinho's Inter achieved last season after winning the Coppa Italia, Serie A and the UEFA Champions League and Real must be expecting the same next season.

Real had a good season but just fell short as Barcelona beat them in both their league matches and Real under Mourinho will need to change that in order to win La Liga.

Real were also knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon in the round of 16.

Below is the head-to-head stats between Real Madrid and Barcelona for the 2009/10 season:



Real MadridBarcelona
Rank21
Played3838
Points9699
Drawn36
Won3131
Lost41
Goal difference6774
Clean sheets1520
Failed to score52
Goals scored10298
Goals conceded3524
Ave. goals scored2.72.6
Ave. goals conceded0.90.6
Biggest winReal Madrid 6 - 0 Zaragoza
Barcelona 6 - 1 Zaragoza
Tenerife 0 - 5 Barcelona
Biggest lossReal Madrid 0 - 2 Barcelona
Atletico 2 - 1 Barcelona
Score 3 or more2219
Concede 3 or more00
Home matches
Played1919
Points5455
Drawn01
Won1818
Lost10
Goal difference4246
Goals scored6057
Goals conceded1811
Ave. goals scored3.23.0
Ave. goals conceded0.90.6
Away matches
Played1919
Points4244
Drawn35
Won1313
Lost31
Goal difference2528
Goals scored4241
Goals conceded1713
Ave. goals scored2.22.2
Ave. goals conceded0.90.7

2009/10 Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 12Barcelona1Real Madrid0
2009/10 31Real Madrid0Barcelona2

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France to host Euro 2016

Saturday, 29th May 2010 12:20am
France will become the first country to host the European championships three times after winning the right to host the 2016 competition.

France hosted the tournament twice before in 1960 and 1984 and this time managed to beat the challengers Turkey and Italy. Turkey lost by a single vote.

The last major football tournament to be hosted by France was the 1998 FIFA World Cup which France won.

Euro 2016 will for the first time see 24 teams compete in the tournament and this will mean 51 matches altogether. The Euros don't have the third place playoff match.

Ukraine and Poland are hosting Euro 2012.


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Pellegrini's Real - trend analysis

Friday, 28th May 2010 1:37pm
Manuel Pellegrini may have been sacked by Real Madrid but his team proved to be one with one of the best defences in the top European leagues.

Real did not concede more than two goals in any league match. Barcelona is the only other team to achieve that compared with teams from Serie A, English Premiership and the Ligue 1.

Here is a look at the winning trend comparing the half time score with the full time score:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Real Madrid leading at half time, Real Madrid winning at full time 1954.3
Real Madrid leading at half time, Real Madrid losing at full time 00.0
Real Madrid trailing at half time, Real Madrid winning at full time 25.7
Real Madrid trailing at half time, Real Madrid losing at full time 38.6
Real Madrid drawing at half time, Real Madrid winning at full time 1028.6
Real Madrid drawing at half time, Real Madrid losing at full time 12.9
Matches ending in result 3592.1


Real drew three matches :


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Real Madrid drawing at half time, Real Madrid drawing at full time 266.7
Real Madrid team leading at half time, Real Madrid drawing at full time 00.0
Real Madrid trailing at half time, Real Madrid drawing at full time 133.3
Drawn matches 37.9


So when the new Real Madrid coach starts, supposedly Jose Mourinho, he will probably have to do better than Pellegrini.


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Real sack Pellegrini

Thursday, 27th May 2010 1:56pm
Real Madrid has sacked its coach Manuel Pellegrini after one season in charge at the Bernabeau.

Real's Pellegrini finished second on the table behind champions Barcelona but that wasn't enough to save the coach's job.

Real lost four matches last season including two to Barcelona. A draw in the last match of the season made the team finish three points behind the leaders.

Here is some of the stats for Real Madrid in the 2009/10 season:


Pellegrini's Real
Position2
Played38
Points96
Won31
Drawn3
Lost4
Goal difference67
Clean sheets15
Failed to score5
Goals scored102
Goals conceded35
Ave. goals scored2.7
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Biggest winReal Madrid 6 - 0 Zaragoza
Biggest lossReal Madrid 0 - 2 Barcelona
Scored 3 or more22
Conceded 3 or more0
Home matches
Played19
Points54
Won18
Drawn0
Lost1
Goal difference42
Goals scored60
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored3.2
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Away matches
Played19
Points42
Won13
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference25
Goals scored42
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored2.2
Ave. goals conceded0.9


So Real scored three goals or more in 22 matches out of 38.

No team managed to score three goals against Real.

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Inter beats Bayern to complete treble

Sunday, 23rd May 2010 10:15pm
Inter Milan won the UEFA Champions League final after beating Bayern Munich 2-nil to complete a treble.

A goal in each half was enough for Inter to win the Champions League for the first time in 45 years.

The win completes a treble for the Italian champions after they won the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia.

Inter went into the match having never lost a match in which they were leading at half time in the competition this season, scored a first half goal and then another one in the second.

If Bayern had scored a goal they would have finished the season as the top scorers in the competition.

But as it is they will share that with Arsenal and Manchester United as shown in the diagram below:


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Blackpool overcome Cardiff to reach premiership

Sunday, 23rd May 2010 9:58pm
Blackpool completed the lineup for teams in the English Premiership in the 2010/11 season after beating Cardiff 3-2 to gain promotion.

Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion secured automatic promotion after finishing first and second respectively and Blackpool went through the longer playoff route.

Blackpool finished sixth in the Championship, nine points behind third placed Nottingham Forest and six points behind Cardiff.

But three first half goals was all they needed to secure their place in the top flight.


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Bayern vs Inter - drawing trend

Saturday, 22nd May 2010 5:15pm
Bayern Munich meets Inter Milan in the 2010 UEFA Champions League final and should the match be drawn after 120 minutes it will go into penalties.

In my last post I looked at the Bayern/Inter winning/losing trend and in this post I will have a quick look at the drawing trend.

Firstly Bayern has drawn just one match out of the 12 played so far and in that drawn match the match was a draw at half time and it ended in a draw.


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 1100.0
Bayern Munich team leading at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 00.0
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 00.0
Drawn matches 18.3


Inter Milan on the other hand has drawn three matches and in two of the drawn matches the match was a draw at half time.

In the third match Inter was behind and came back in the second half and forced a draw:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 266.7
Inter Milan team leading at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 133.3
Drawn matches 325.0


It would seem like chances of the Champions League final going to penalties are slim but its still possible.

All in all there have been 29 draws in the competition and the table below shows the other draws in terms of home and away team:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1655.2
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 724.1
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 620.7
Drawn matches 2923.4


So out of the 124 matches played so far, draws account for 23 % of the matches.


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Bayern vs Inter - winning/losing trend

Friday, 21st May 2010 11:53pm
Bayern Munich will meet Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League final at the Bernabeau this weekend.

In this post I am going to look at the stats for the matches the two teams won or lost and compare with the result at half time.

The two teams have so far played 12 matches each with Bayern drawing just one match and Inter drawing three with there being a result in the rest of the matches.

So here is a table for half-time/full-time trend analysis the Bayern matches that ended in a result :


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Bayern Munich leading at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 218.2
Bayern Munich leading at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 00.0
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 19.1
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 436.4
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 436.4
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 00.0
Matches ending in result 1191.7


and here is a table for the half-time/full-time trend analysis for the Inter matches that ended in a result:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 333.3
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 111.1
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 111.1
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 333.3
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 111.1
Matches ending in result 975.0


So basically both teams have so far not lost a match in which they were leading at half time.

Bayern also have only lost when they have been trailing at half time.

The two matches that Inter has lost has been one where they were trailing at half time and one where the was drawn going into the break.

If the trend continues, it means that whoever is winning at half time is more likely to be winning at the end of 90 minutes.


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World Cup Preview: Netherlands

Friday, 21st May 2010 12:52pm
The FIFA 2010 World Cup kicks off in less than three weeks and today I will take a look at one the teams that could win the tournament in South Africa.

My first pick will be the Netherlands. There are many expectations around the Netherlands national team, especially when they are seen as one of the strongest candidates to win this championship. Here are some aspects to consider before make your World Cup picks.

Without any doubt, Netherlands didn’t have a complicated road in the qualifying campaign, keeping the first place in Group 9 with eight wins in eight matches played against Norway, Scotland, Macedonia and Iceland.

Among the strengths of the Orange are Robin Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben, men that any coach in the world would like to have in their selected list.

The Netherlands offense is known for its strength and relies on the brilliant technique of Van Persie; Holland could be crowned as a great team and could make of South Africa 2010 World Cup their biggest achievement, if they forget about their fears.

On the other hand, the quality of Sneijder’s game and Robben's ability will be the key in the development for the Oranges in this World Cup; keep in mind these three players together could become very dangerous weapons.

As in any team we are always going to find strengths and weaknesses and I think the easy qualifying process of Netherlands cannot be taken as a reference point of what we might see in South Africa.

Also, the Orange defense has always been discussed, especially when players like Joris Mathijsen, Johnny Heitinga and Andre Ooijer are compared with the legends Frank de Boer and Jaap Stam, comparison that shows the drop suffered by Netherlands in quality of their defense compared to the previous decade.

This will be a great challenge for Netherlands and they could think in South Africa as their great opportunity to become world champions for the first time; however I think that if they reach the quarter-finals would be a good tournament and everything beyond that stage would be a big surprise for many.

The TipsChallenge 2010 World Cup tipping competition is already in full swing and should be as exciting as ever and other sites to keep check will be the BBC World Cup site and also Soccernet.

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2010/11 A-League fixtures released

Thursday, 20th May 2010 1:52pm
The 2010/11 A-League fixtures were released this week and for the first time there will be eleven teams in the league.

The 2010/11 season will kick off on the 5th of August and like last season there will be 27 rounds.

The last round in the home and away season will be played on the 13th of February with the Grand Final set for the second weekend of March 2011.

Having an odd number of teams means that in every round there will be one team without a match. So the Wellington Phoenix will only get their first match in the second round.

The full fixture can be found here.

The fixtures will be available on TipsChallenge during the 2010 World Cup competition.


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Last round : Malaga vs Real Madrid

Saturday, 15th May 2010 12:00am
Second place Real Madrid will play an away match against Malaga in the last round knowing that victory will at least keep them in the hunt for the title.

Real currently trails rivals Barcelona by a point and to win the title the champions must fail to win its last fixture while Real win its tie.

A Barca win will make sure they will retain the title.

Malaga are currently fifth from the bottom and there is a chance that they could be results. A win will guarantee their safety irrespective of whatever happens in other matches.

Malaga's home form is not that impressive having won only five matches at home so far this season. On the other hand Real has lost three matches away from the Bernabeau and their away form is the second in the league.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



Real MadridMalaga
Played3737
Points9537
Drawn216
Won317
Lost414
Goal difference67-5
Clean sheets157
Failed to score59
Goals scored10141
Goals conceded3446
Ave. goals scored2.71.1
Ave. goals conceded0.91.2
Biggest winReal Madrid 6 - 0 Zaragoza
Málaga 3 - 0 Atletico
R Santander 0 - 3 Málaga
Biggest lossReal Madrid 0 - 2 Barcelona
Málaga 0 - 2 Barcelona
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Málaga
Málaga 2 - 4 Xerez
Zaragoza 2 - 0 Málaga
Score 3 or more222
Concede 3 or more01
Home matches
Played1918
Points5422
Drawn07
Won185
Lost16
Goal difference420
Goals scored6020
Goals conceded1820
Ave. goals scored3.21.1
Ave. goals conceded0.91.1
Away matches
Played1819
Points4115
Drawn29
Won132
Lost38
Goal difference25-5
Goals scored4121
Goals conceded1626
Ave. goals scored2.31.1
Ave. goals conceded0.91.4

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 19Real Madrid2Málaga0

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Last round : Barcelona vs Valladolid

Friday, 14th May 2010 11:47pm
In the last round of La Liga defending champions and current league leaders Barcelona play Valladolid knowing that a win will land them another title.

Barca plays its last match at home where it has not lost a single match and the only blemish there being draw. On the other hand their opponents have only won three matches away from home.

If other results don't go their way Valladolid could be relegated and therefore they have all to play for against the champions.

There is a 60 point difference between the two teams and in their earlier match this season Barca won 3-nil.

Second placed Real Madrid will play at the same time as Barca waiting for a Barca slip up.

So here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



BarcelonaValladolid
Played3737
Points9636
Drawn615
Won307
Lost115
Goal difference70-21
Clean sheets1910
Failed to score215
Goals scored9435
Goals conceded2456
Ave. goals scored2.50.9
Ave. goals conceded0.61.5
Biggest winBarcelona 6 - 1 Zaragoza
Tenerife 0 - 5 Barcelona
Valladolid 4 - 0 Deportivo La Coruńa
Biggest lossAtletico 2 - 1 Barcelona
Valladolid 0 - 4 Atletico
Score 3 or more182
Concede 3 or more010
Home matches
Played1819
Points5220
Drawn18
Won174
Lost07
Goal difference42-9
Goals scored5321
Goals conceded1130
Ave. goals scored2.91.1
Ave. goals conceded0.61.6
Away matches
Played1918
Points4416
Drawn57
Won133
Lost18
Goal difference28-12
Goals scored4114
Goals conceded1326
Ave. goals scored2.20.8
Ave. goals conceded0.71.4

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 19Valladolid0Barcelona3

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FA Cup: top vs bottom

Friday, 14th May 2010 11:32pm
Its the FA Cup but in Premiership terms its an encounter between the top team versus the bottom team as Chelsea face Portsmouth.

Chelsea finished top of the league whilst their rivals with their nine point deduction finished bottom and the two teams face up in the FA Cup final.

Portsmouth would still have finished bottom if the nine deducted points were reinstated and therefore its a true top vs bottom contest.

In the league, Pompey won just seven matches compared with the champions who won 27 matches. Pompey lost 24 of its matches compared to Chelsea who lost six matches.

But this is a Cup game and therefore the league position may be irrelevant and whoever is better on the day will take the Cup home.

So here is a comparison of the two teams league performance over the course of the season:


ChelseaPortsmouth
Played3838
Points8619
Drawn57
Won277
Lost624
Goal difference71-32
Clean sheets187
Failed to score116
Goals scored10334
Goals conceded3266
Ave. goals scored2.70.9
Ave. goals conceded0.81.7
Biggest winChelsea 8 - 0 Wigan
Portsmouth 4 - 0 Wigan
Biggest lossWigan 3 - 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 - 4 Man City
Man United 5 - 0 Portsmouth
Portsmouth 0 - 5 Chelsea
Score 3 or more153
Concede 3 or more38
Home matches
Played1919
Points5218
Drawn13
Won175
Lost111
Goal difference54-8
Goals scored6824
Goals conceded1432
Ave. goals scored3.61.3
Ave. goals conceded0.71.7
Away matches
Played1919
Points3410
Drawn44
Won102
Lost513
Goal difference17-24
Goals scored3510
Goals conceded1834
Ave. goals scored1.80.5
Ave. goals conceded0.91.8

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West Ham sack Zola

Tuesday, 11th May 2010 11:29pm
West Ham United have sacked manager Gianfranco Zola after the team performed poorly in the just ended 2009/10 season.

The Hammers finished fourth from bottom and flirting with relegation most of the season.

Here is some of the stats for Zola's West Ham in the 2009/10 season:


Zola's West Ham
Played38
Points35
Won8
Drawn11
Lost19
Goal difference-19
Clean sheets8
Failed to score11
Goals scored47
Goals conceded66
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.7
Biggest winWest Ham 3 - 0 Hull
Biggest lossWest Ham 0 - 4 Man United
Scored 3 or more4
Conceded 3 or more11
Home matches
Played19
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost7
Goal difference1
Goals scored30
Goals conceded29
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Away matches
Played19
Points9
Won1
Drawn6
Lost12
Goal difference-20
Goals scored17
Goals conceded37
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.9

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Chelsea wins title in style

Tuesday, 11th May 2010 1:47pm
Chelsea won the English Premier League title in style after beating Wigan 8-nil at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea needed a win to win the title and stop second placed Manchester United from claiming their fourth successive title and they made it look so easy.

Also Chelsea set a new record scoring 103 goals from their 38 matches and in the season managed to score seven goals in three matches.

Arsenal beat Europa Cup finalists Fulham to secure third place and avoid the need for Champions League playoffs.

Going into the final round, the relegation places had already been decided but Burnley still managed to beat Tottenham Hotspurs who had already secured fourth place.

Liverpool finished the season with a goalless draw to finish seventh.

Below is the graph showing the goals scored by each for the 2009/10 Premier league season:
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Spurs secure Champions League place

Thursday, 6th May 2010 7:12am
Tottenham Hotspurs secured next season's Champions League qualification after beating rivals Manchester City 1-nil at Eastlands.

The results means Spurs complete a double over City after beating the team 3-nil at White Hart Lane.

City needed at least a draw to stay in the hunt going into the last round fixtures but a loss means that Spurs have opened a four point gap.

Spurs can still get third place if Arsenal slips in its match against Fulham and Spurs win over already relegated Burnley.

So with one match to go here is Spurs season in numbers so far:


Spur's season so far
Position4
Played37
Points70
Won21
Drawn7
Lost9
Goal difference28
Clean sheets13
Failed to score9
Goals scored65
Goals conceded37
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Biggest winTottenham 9 - 1 Wigan
Biggest lossChelsea 3 - 0 Tottenham
Arsenal 3 - 0 Tottenham
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more5
Home matches
Played19
Points44
Won14
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference28
Goals scored40
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored2.1
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Away matches
Played18
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost6
Goal difference0
Goals scored25
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.4

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Mallorca face Real challenge

Tuesday, 4th May 2010 7:48pm
Mallorca are sitting in fourth place and in the midweek round 36 of the Primera Division they face Real Madrid who are themselves battling for the title.

Mallorca has been the surprise team of the season and are at the moment two points ahead of fifth placed Sevilla and a win over Real Madrid will make them stay in that position at the end of the round.

Mallorca can still finish as high as third because Valencia in third place at the moment are six points away with three matches left to play.

Real Madrid cannot afford to slip at this late stage of the season and a victory will mean they will keep on track in their Barcelona chase.

So here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Real MadridMallorca
Rank24
Played3535
Points8959
Drawn28
Won2917
Lost410
Goal difference6017
Clean sheets1511
Failed to score56
Goals scored9256
Goals conceded3239
Ave. goals scored2.61.6
Ave. goals conceded0.91.1
Biggest winReal Madrid 6 - 0 Zaragoza
Mallorca 4 - 0 Tenerife
Biggest lossReal Madrid 0 - 2 Barcelona
Sporting Gijon 4 - 1 Mallorca
Getafe 3 - 0 Mallorca
Score 3 or more209
Concede 3 or more04
Home matches
Played1817
Points5143
Drawn01
Won1714
Lost12
Goal difference3828
Goals scored5539
Goals conceded1711
Ave. goals scored3.12.3
Ave. goals conceded0.90.6
Away matches
Played1718
Points3816
Drawn27
Won123
Lost38
Goal difference22-11
Goals scored3717
Goals conceded1528
Ave. goals scored2.20.9
Ave. goals conceded0.91.6

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Fourth place battle: Man City vs Spurs

Tuesday, 4th May 2010 7:34pm
Tottenham Hotspurs plays Manchester City knowing that victory will give them at least fourth place at the worst as they play in this midweek fixture.

Both teams collected full points in their round 37 fixtures and now they have a showdown which will guarantee a winner a foothold on fourth place with just one match to go.

A draw will be good for Spurs because it means they stay in front and will control their own destiny.

A draw will need Man City to rely on Spurs drawing their last fixture of the season whilst City wins its own.

Both teams finish the season with away matches with Spurs playing Burnley and Man City away to West Ham.

Spurs can still finish third in the league this season if they win both their last two matches and Arsenal loses its final fixture against Fulham.

In their fixture at White Hart Lane in round 16, Spurs won 3-nil.

So here is some of the stats for the teams so far this season:


TottenhamMan City
Played3636
Points6766
Drawn712
Won2018
Lost96
Goal difference2729
Clean sheets1211
Failed to score97
Goals scored6472
Goals conceded3743
Ave. goals scored1.82.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.2
Biggest winTottenham 9 - 1 Wigan
Burnley 1 - 6 Man City
Biggest lossChelsea 3 - 0 Tottenham
Arsenal 3 - 0 Tottenham
Tottenham 3 - 0 Man City
Score 3 or more613
Concede 3 or more55
Home matches
Played1918
Points4440
Drawn24
Won1412
Lost32
Goal difference2822
Goals scored4041
Goals conceded1219
Ave. goals scored2.12.3
Ave. goals conceded0.61.1
Away matches
Played1718
Points2326
Drawn58
Won66
Lost64
Goal difference-17
Goals scored2431
Goals conceded2524
Ave. goals scored1.41.7
Ave. goals conceded1.51.3

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Hull off to Championship

Tuesday, 4th May 2010 1:39pm
Hull City was relegated to the Championship after drawing 2-all with Wigan.

Hull needed to win the match in order to stay with a mathematical chance of surviving going into their last match against Liverpool.

The draw officially ended Hull's two year tenure in the top and will now join Portsmouth and Burnley.

Meanwhile after the last round of the Championship was played over the weekend, Nottingham Forest, Cardiff, Leicester and Blackpool will contest the playoffs to decide the team to join promoted Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion in the premiership.

So here some of stats for Hull season so far with just one match to go:


Hull's season
Played37
Points29
Won6
Drawn11
Lost20
Goal difference-41
Clean sheets6
Failed to score15
Goals scored34
Goals conceded75
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded2.0
Biggest winHull 2 - 0 Fulham
Biggest lossLiverpool 6 - 1 Hull
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more12
Home matches
Played18
Points23
Won6
Drawn5
Lost7
Goal difference-7
Goals scored22
Goals conceded29
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Away matches
Played19
Points6
Won0
Drawn6
Lost13
Goal difference-34
Goals scored12
Goals conceded46
Ave. goals scored0.6
Ave. goals conceded2.4

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Two different agendas: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Saturday, 1st May 2010 12:07am
Chelsea will take its title battle to Anfield when it takes on seventh placed Liverpool in round 37 of the English Premiership.

The two teams needs for different teams and for Chelsea they need to win to remain in contention for the title whilst Liverpool needs a win to stay in the hunt for fourth place on the table.

In the event of Manchester United beating Sunderland, Chelsea needs to win this match to remain in pole position for the title.

Liverpool can only reach a maximum of 68 points and at the moment its still possible for 68 points to achieve fourth place although its very unlikely especially with Manchester City playing Tottenham in midweek.

The Anfield outfit has just been knocked out of the Europa Cup and therefore the two remaining fixtures have become very significant to achieve as high a position as possible.

Chelsea beat Stoke 7-nil in their last league game match and needs seven more goal to reach a century of goals.

In their last league match Liverpool beat Burnley 4-nil to stay in touch with the other teams chasing for fourth place.

In their previous match this season Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-nil.

So both teams need to win to reach their agendas as the season comes to a close and here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


ChelseaLiverpool
Rank17
Played3636
Points8062
Drawn58
Won2518
Lost610
Goal difference6128
Clean sheets1616
Failed to score19
Goals scored9361
Goals conceded3233
Ave. goals scored2.61.7
Ave. goals conceded0.90.9
Biggest winChelsea 7 - 0 Stoke
Liverpool 6 - 1 Hull
Biggest lossWigan 3 - 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 - 4 Man City
Liverpool 1 - 3 Aston Villa
Chelsea 2 - 0 Liverpool
Fulham 3 - 1 Liverpool
Portsmouth 2 - 0 Liverpool
Score 3 or more149
Concede 3 or more32
Home matches
Played1818
Points4942
Drawn13
Won1613
Lost12
Goal difference4630
Goals scored6043
Goals conceded1413
Ave. goals scored3.32.4
Ave. goals conceded0.80.7
Away matches
Played1818
Points3120
Drawn45
Won95
Lost58
Goal difference15-2
Goals scored3318
Goals conceded1820
Ave. goals scored1.81.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.1

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