10 Essential Premier League Stats to Help With Betting
Premier League stats are an essential tool for football punters who want to beat the bookmakers with informed bets.
There is an almost overwhelming amount of data on the Premier League available online, so to help you cut through the noise, we've analysed 10 essential Premier League stats here.
1. Most Common Premier League Correct Score: 1-0 (2022/23)
On 46 occasions in the 2022/23 season, the game ended 1-0 to the home side, making 1-0 the most common scoreline in the Premier League. 12% of games finished 1-0, 10% finished 1-1 and 9% of matches ended with a 2-1 scoreline.
In the 2021/22 season, 1-1 was the most common scoreline, with 42 games (11%) ending 1-1. 1-0 was the next most common scoreline, occurring in 37 matches (10%).
Most Common Correct Score Over The Last 5 Seasons:
- 2022/23: 1-0 - 46 matches / 12%
- 2021/22: 1-1 - 42 matches / 11%
- 2020/21: 1-1 - 40 matches / 11%
- 2019/20: 1-1 - 49 matches / 13%
- 2018/19: 2-0 - 44 matches / 12%
2. Most Common Premier League Half-Time Score: 0-0 (2018-2023)
All of the best football betting sites have half-time score markets, so it can pay to to know that the most common half-time score in the Premier League is 0-0. In fact, 0-0 has been the most common HT result in each of the last five Premier League seasons.
In 2022/23, 98 matches (26%) were 0-0 at half-time. 1-0 was the second most common half-time score, occurring in 82 (22%) of Premier League matches.
Most Common Half-Time Score Over The Last 5 Seasons:
- 2022/23: 0-0 - 98 matches / 26%
- 2021/22: 0-0 - 110 matches / 29%
- 2020/21: 0-0 - 107 matches / 28%
- 2019/20: 0-0 - 103 matches / 27%
- 2018/19: 0-0 - 110 matches / 29%
3. Impact of Home Advantage: 48.4% Win Rate (2022/23)
Home support plays a huge role in the outcome of results in the Premier League. Last season, the home side in the Premier League won 48.4% of matches.
The power of the home crowd becomes clear when we look at the stats from the 2020/21 campaign, which was played almost entirely in empty stadiums due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That season offered the fewest home wins since the Premier League began in 1992. Just 144 (37.9%) home wins were recorded in the 2020/21 campaign.
The toughest stadium to visit over the last five seasons has been the Etihad, with City winning 78 of their 95 home games en route to four titles out of a possible five.
Home Win Percentage in the Last 5 EPL Seasons:
- 2022/23: 184 (48.4%)
- 2021/22: 163 (42.9%)
- 2020/21: 144 (37.9%)
- 2019/20: 172 (45.3%)
- 2018/19: 181 (47.6%)
4. Number of Cards Per Game: 3.69 (2022/23)
Betting on yellow and red cards has become very popular with football punters, especially due to the rise of bet builders. Last season saw a marked increase in yellow cards in the Premier League, rising from 1,300 in 2021/22 to 1,375 in 2022/23. There was a significant drop in red cards, from 42 to 29, in the same period.
The dirtiest team in the Premier League last year was Wolves, who picked up six red cards and 84 yellow cards. Meanwhile, the side with the best disciplinary record was Arsenal, who didn’t get a single red card all season and picked up only 52 yellow cards.
Manchester United's Casemiro was the only player to be given more than one red card (two), while the yellow card list was headed by Wolves’ Joao Palhinha, who picked up 14.
The average number of cards stood at 3.69 per game, a slight decrease from the 3.79 cards shown on average during the 2021/22 campaign.
Average Number of Cards in Premier League Games:
- 2022/23: (3.69) 1,375 yellow cards, 29 red cards
- 2021/22: (3.53) 1,300 yellow cards, 42 red cards
- 2020/21: (3.01) 1,095 yellow cards, 47 red cards
- 2019/20: (3.49) 1,281 yellow cards, 44 red cards
- 2018/19: (3.34) 1,222 yellow cards, 47 red cards
5. Goals Per Game Average: 2.85 (2022/23)
It has become common to see the 1,000-goal barrier broken during a Premier League season, with this milestone reached in each of the last eight campaigns. The average total number of goals has gone up in recent years, from 2.69 in 2020/21 to 2.82 in 2021/22 and 2.85 in 2022/23.
Matches involving Tottenham averaged the most goals at 3.50 per game, while games involving Chelsea averaged the least at 2.24 per game.
The last time we saw a Premier League season with less than 2.5 goals per game was in 2008/09, which ended with an average of 2.48. Keep this in mind when betting on the over/under total goals market.
Goals Per Game Over The Last 5 Full Seasons:
- 2022/23: 2.85
- 2021/22: 2.82
- 2020/21: 2.69
- 2019/20: 2.72
- 2018/19: 2.82
6. New Year’s Day League Leader Stats
Arsenal are the latest team to lose the title having been top of the Premier League on New Year’s Day.
It has become common for the New Year’s leaders to be caught by the end of the season, with the same fate befalling Liverpool in the 2020/21 campaign. The Reds led going into 2021 but Pep Guardiola’s Man City won 15 straight games to close the gap and land their third league title in four seasons.
Teams that have been top of the table on the morning of January 1 have failed to win the title in 14 of 31 Premier League seasons.
Last 5 Teams To Blow A New Year's Day Advantage:
- 2022/23: Arsenal
- 2020/21: Liverpool
- 2018/19: Liverpool
- 2015/16: Arsenal
- 2013/14: Arsenal
7. Premier League Top Scorer Stats
Erling Haaland broke the record for the number of goals scored in a Premier League season last term when he hit 36 in his first year in English football. The Norway striker also bucked the trend of Golden Boot winners not winning the Premier League title, becoming the first to do that double since Robin van Persie for Manchester United in the 2012/13 campaign.
In two of the last five years, the award has been shared by multiple players. In 2021/22, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min both hit 23 goals. In 2018/19, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mo Salah scored 22 times.
Last 5 Premier League Golden Boot Winners:
- 2022/23: Erling Haaland (Man City) - 36
- 2021/22: Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 23
- 2020/21: Harry Kane (Tottenham) - 23
- 2019/20: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) - 23
- 2018/19: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 22
8. Premier League Most Assists Stats
Kevin De Bruyne was the Premier League’s assist king again last season, registering 16. The Belgian playmaker reached the 100-assist milestone during the campaign, becoming only the fifth player in history to register a century of assists in the Premier League. He joined Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas, as he chases down Ryan Giggs’ impressive total of 162.
It usually takes around 15 assists to top the pile at the end of the season, with the most in a single campaign being 20, recorded by De Bruyne in 2019/20 and Arsenal’s Thierry Henry in 2002/03.
Most Assists Over Last 5 Seasons
- 2022/23: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) - 16
- 2021/22: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 13
- 2020/21: Harry Kane (Tottenham) - 14
- 2019/20: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) - 20
- 2018/19: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) - 15
9. Premier League Golden Glove Stats
The Premier League Golden Glove award is given to the goalkeeper who keeps the most clean sheets during a season. Only keepers from Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have won the award since it was introduced in the 2004/05 campaign.
David De Gea picked up his second Golden Glove last season with 17 clean sheets. It was his second time to win the award, having kept 18 clean sheets in the 2017/18 campaign.
The most clean sheets in a single season was recorded by Petr Cech, who kept 24 clean sheets for Chelsea in 2004/05. The next-highest is 21 clean sheets which was achieved by both Edwin van der Sar for Man United in 2008/09 and Liverpool’s Alisson in 2018/19.
Last 5 Premier League Golden Glove Winners:
- 2022/23: David De Gea (Man United) - 17
- 2021/22: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Man City) - 20
- 2020/21: Ederson (Man City) - 19
- 2019/20: Ederson (Man City) - 16
- 2018/19: Alisson (Liverpool) - 21
10. Time Of Goal Trends: Most Goals Scored From 76-90 Mins
Wagering on the timing of goals has become a popular in-play betting tactic. Last season, most goals came between the 76th and 90th minutes of Premier League matches.
217 late strikes represented 20% of all goals scored. Just before half-time was the second-most common time to score, with 191 goals coming between 31 and 45 minutes (17.6%), just edging out the 190 goals between minutes 61 and 75 (17.5%).
The four seasons before that all follow a similar trend, with late goals always proving the most common as teams grow tired and the game opens up.
Timing Of Most Premier League Goals Over Last 5 Seasons (15-Min Segments)
- 2022/23: 76-90 mins - 217 goals (20.0%)
- 2021/22: 76-90 mins - 240 goals (22.4%)
- 2020/21: 76-90 mins - 217 goals (21.2%)
- 2019/20: 76-90 mins - 223 goals (21.6%)
- 2018/19: 76-90 mins - 253 goals (23.6%)
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