Premier League 2012/13 | End Of Season Stats

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With the dust settling on the 2012/13 Premier League season,  our stats guru Mark O’Haire (@SportingbetMark) decided to compile a list of interesting statistics and trends from each side.

These findings may or may not help influence our thinking come the beginning of August and may or may not provide some thought-provoking analysis but either way, it’s good to share…

Premier League 2012-13

  • Home wins accounted for 43.7% of matches. Draws 28.4%. Away wins 27.9%.
  • 74.7% of matches saw Over 1.5 Goals. 55.8% Over 2.5 Goals. 31.8% Over 3.5 Goals.
  • There were 1,063 goals scored in the season. On average, 2.80 goals were scored per game with the home team averaging 1.56 goals per game and the away side, 1.24 goals per game.
  • 6.4% of the goals scored were penalties.
  • 15.8% of goals came after the 80th minute.
  • There were 47 own goals – a Premier League record.
  • The 1-1, 1-0 and 0-0 scorelines made up 40% of results.
  • The 0-0 and 1-0 scorelines made up 50% of the half-time results.
  • Spurs were the most profitable team to back with £1 level stakes on every Premier League match.
  • Stoke were the least profitable team to back with £1 level stakes on every Premier League match.

Arsenal (4th) 

  • 12/1 to win the Premier League. 8/13 for Top Four. 1/12 for Top Six.
  • -£2.22 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • The Emirates saw more goals than any other ground.
  • Best home attack.
  • Best away defence.
  • Conceded more goals at home than they did away.
  • 36% of home matches saw Over 4.5 Goals.
  • 31% of away matches went Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Won all 11 matches when leading at half-time.
  • Unbeaten when scoring the 1st goal of a match.
  • Produced a +16 goal difference during the last 15 minutes of matches.
  • Won 12 of their final 16 league fixtures.
  • Finished the season 3 points better off than in 2011/12.

Aston Villa (15th)

  • Christian Benteke was 150/1 for Top Goalscorer (third).
  • -£1.53 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Christian Benteke scored or assisted 49% of Villa’s goals.
  • Worst away defence.
  • Collected least amount of clean sheets.
  • Only side to collect more points away from home than at home.
  • Scored more goals away from home than at home.
  • Were 6th in the half-time table.
  • Were 5th in the away half-time table.
  • Only won 5 of 13 games when leading at half-time.
  • Picked up only 1 point from 11 matches when losing at half-time.

Chelsea (3rd)

  • 5/1 to win the Premier League. 1/3 for Top Four. 1/40 for Top Six.
  • +2.06 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Scored in 33/38 league games.
  • Scored 52% of goals in the first-half.
  • 68% of away games saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Only home defeats came against Man Utd (1st) and QPR (20th).
  • Juan Mata scored 8 of his 11 goals away from home.
  • Roberto Di-Matteo won the Sack Race at 12/1
  • Chelsea were Top London Club at 8/11.

Everton (6th)

  • 5/1 for Top Six. 9/2 without the Big Six.
  • -£2.81 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Only lost 1 home match.
  • Only won 4 games away from home.
  • 20/23 matches before 2013 saw Both Teams Score.
  • Only failed to score once at home.
  • Kept 7 clean sheets in last 10 matches.
  • Everton matches saw 21 goals in the first 15 minutes. 58% of goals in Everton matches arrived in the first-half.
  • Dropped 21 points from winning positions.
  • Everton drew 4 and lost 3 against the top eight.
  • Everton won 7 and drew 3 at home v the bottom half.
  • Everton drew 2 and lost 2 away against the bottom four.
  • Leighton Baines was the only player in the Premier League to play every minute or every match this season.

Fulham (12th)

  • -£7.90 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • 5th in the home half-time table.
  • Picked up just 2 points from 12 matches when losing at half-time.
  • Drew 4 and lost 14 when conceding the first goal of a match.
  • Lost 6 of their last 8 league matches.
  • 16/20 games before 2013 saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • 68% home matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Conceded the same amount of goals at home, as they did away.
  • Drew 1 and lost 6 at home to the top seven.

Liverpool (7th)

  • 40/1 to win the Premier League.
  • Luis Suarez 16/1 for Top Goalscorer (second).
  • -£10.14 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match
  • Scored more goals and conceded more goals away from home than at home.
  • 78% of away games went Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Kept clean sheets in 11/19 home matches.
  • Beat bottom four clubs to nil, at home.
  • Record against the top eight read – W1 D7 L6.
  • Conceded at least two goals in 9 of 10 matches against the top  five.
  • Won by 4+ goals on 5 occasions.
  • 9 of their 16 wins came by 3+ goals.
  • Played out 5 goalless draws.
  • 19 of their 70 goals scored came during the 46th-60th minute.

Manchester City (2nd)

  • 13/10 to win the Premier League. 1/33 for Top Four. 1/100 for Top Six. 9/2 for Man Utd/Man City straight forecast.
  • -£0.24 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Only lost twice at home.
  • Best home defence.
  • Scored 41 goals in their 19 home matches but only 25 away.
  • Most clean sheets.
  • Most home clean sheets.
  • Went unbeaten in first 15 matches.
  • Won 9 and lost 1 of their 10 home matches against bottom half.
  • Only 12 of their final 32 league matches featured both teams scoring.
  • Drew 4 matches 0-0 away – their most popular result away.

Manchester United (1st)

  • 13/5 to win the Premier League. 1/14 for Top Four. 1/50 for Top Six. 9/2 for Man Utd/Man City straight forecast.
  • Robin Van Persie 11/1 for Top Goalscorer (first).
  • +£9.11 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Won 28 matches. Only Chelsea (29) twice have bettered that record in Premier League history.
  • Best away attack.
  • Only failed to score on 3 occasions.
  • Unbeaten when scoring the first goal of a match.
  • Won 21 and drew 2 when leading at half-time.
  • Won 29 points from the 16 matches when their opponents scored the first goal.
  • Won 24 of their 28 matches against the bottom 14.
  • 16 wins were by a 1-goal margin.
  • Kept 10 of their 13 clean sheets after Christmas.
  • 20 different players scored league goals for Man Utd.
  • Weren’t involved in any goalless draws.
  • Did not concede a single penalty kick.

Newcastle United (16th)

  • 50/1 for relegation. Survival confirmed on penultimate weekend of the Premier League season.
  • -£10.65 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Picked up only 2 points from 12 matches when trailing at half-time.
  • Came bottom of the Racing Post handicap table.
  • Leaked 19 goals in 5 games away to the top five.
  • Only drew once at home.
  • Only won twice away.
  • Record between 19 January and 14 April – LWWLWLWLLWL.
  • After Alan Pardew signed his long-term contract, Newcastle’s record was W9 D6 L18.
  • Record against the top half reads – W3 D4 L13.
  • 68% of home matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • 19 of their last 27 matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Conceded 68% of their goals in the second-half.
  • Conceded 17 of their 58 goals in the final 15 minutes.

Norwich City (11th)

  • -£2.65from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Bottom of away half-time table, leading just 1 of their 19 away games at the break.
  • Only won twice away.
  • 70% of their points tally was accumulated at home.
  • Kept 8 clean sheets at home.
  • Collected 3 points from first 7 fixtures then 22 points from the next 30 available.
  • Record against bottom half at home reads – W4 D4 L1.
  • Record against bottom half away reads – D5 L4.
  • Only led at half-time in 7/38 matches.

Queens Park Rangers (20th)

  • 5/1 for relegation. 16/1 to finish bottom.
  • -£12.70 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Only managed 4 wins all season. Only Derby (1) and Sunderland (3) have ever won fewer league fixtures in a Premier League season.
  • Won 0 of first 16 matches.
  • Failed to score in 16 matches.
  • Lowest home scorers (13).
  • Scored more goals away from home than at home.
  • Only led twice at half-time in all 38 fixtures.
  • Never led at half-time when playing at home.
  • Only picked up 1 point when losing at half-time in 16 matches (D1 L15).
  • Finished second bottom in the Racing Post handicap table.

Reading (19th)

  • 5/4 favourites for relegation.
  • -£13.55 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Kept the least clean sheets.
  • 71% of their points tally was accumulated at home.
  • Drew 1 and lost 9 of their 10 matches against the top five.
  • Away record reads W2 D2 L15.
  • Failed to keep an away clean sheet.
  • Only won 1/19 before Boxing Day.
  • 65% of goals in Reading matches came in the second-half.
  • 34 of the 116 goals seen in Reading matches arrived in the final 15 minutes.
  • Most common home result was 0-0 (4 occasions).
  • Most common away result was 0-1 (6 occasions).
  • Invested only £5 million in the summer.

Southampton (14th)

  • -£6.52 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Beat Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool at home. Came close to beat Arsenal and Man Utd at home.
  • Lost to QPR, Wigan and Sunderland at home.
  • Only lost 7 of their last 28 games.
  • Drew 2 Lost 8 away to top-half.
  • 5 of their 19 home matches ended 1-1.
  • Both Teams To Score banked in 25/38 matches.
  • Conceded 19 of their 60 goals in the 31st-45th minute period.
  • Jos Hooiveld scored three own goals.

Stoke City (13th)

  • -£13.95 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Only conceded 2 more goals than Man Utd.
  • Only 34% of Stoke’s matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Only 26% of Stoke’s away matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Finished 17th in the home half-time table.
  • Picked up only 2 points from 11 matches when trailing at half-time.
  • Lost 10 of their first 13 matches in 2013.
  • Only won twice away.
  • Worst away attack (13).
  • Failed to score in 6/10 away v top-half.
  • 5 of their 19 away games ended in 1-0 defeats.
  • Would have lost you most money from £1 level stakes on all league matches.

Sunderland (17th)

  • -£1.95 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Stadium of Light was the lowest scoring ground.
  • Only 30% of Sunderland home matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Scored more goals away from home than at home.
  • Finished 4th in the away half-time table.
  • Picked up only 3 points from 13 matches when losing at half-time.
  • Finished with a W1 D4 L13 record when leaking the first goal of a match.
  • Scored just 5 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches.

Swansea City (9th)

  • +£0.30 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Finished 2nd in the Racing Post handicap table.
  • Failed to score in 16 matches.
  • Conceded more goals at home than away from home.
  • Scored 8 goals away to QPR and Wigan but only managed 11 in their other 17 away matches.
  • Finished 18th in the half-time table.
  • Finished 18th in the home half-time table.
  • Scored 70% of their goals in the second-half.
  • Only lost 1 of 13 games when scoring the first goal.
  • Finished with a W1 D5 L13 record when leaking the first goal.
  • Weren’t awarded a single penalty kick.

Tottenham Hotspur (5th)

  • 33/1 to win the Premier League. 1/3 for Top Six.
  • Gareth Bale 100/1 to finish as Top Goalscorer (fourth).
  • +£7.88  from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Finished with a record points haul of 72 in the Premier League – a total enough for 2nd place two years ago.
  • Collected most points any side not to finish in the top four has ever managed in the Premier League.
  • Scored more goals away from home than at home.
  • Finished 16th in the home half-time table, leading in only 3 of their 19 matches at White Hart Lane at half-time.
  • The Gareth Bale wincast paid out in 14 of Spurs’ 21 victories.
  • Weren’t awarded a single penalty kick.

West Bromwich Albion (8th)

  • 11/4 Top Midlands Club.
  • +£10.13 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Only drew 7 of their Premier League fixtures – only Man Utd drew less often.
  • Won 8 of their 14 matches before December.
  • Won 9 of their 19 home matches.
  • 63% of their home matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • 60% of West Brom goals came in the first-half.
  • Lost 17 matches – the same as 17th placed Sunderland.
  • Picked up only 3 points from 15 matches when losing at half-time.
  • Lost to nil away to all four of the top four.
  • Lost 9 of 11 matches away to top 12.
  • Won 6 of 8 matches against bottom four.
  • Would have won you most money from £1 level stakes  on all league matches.

West Ham United (10th)

  • 6/4 Top Promoted Club
  • -£4.82 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Finished 3rd in the Racing Post handicap table.
  • Held a W1 D4 L13 record when leaking the first goal.
  • Finished 6th in the home half-time table.
  • Only Arsenal, Spurs, Everton and Liverpool won at Upton Park.
  • Possessed the worst away attack.
  • Finished 19th in the away half-time table – leading only 3 matches at half-time when playing away.
  • Only two players managed five league goals.
  • Only side that failed to win consecutive games.

Wigan Athletic (18th)

  • 7/4 for relegation.
  • -£7.98 from level £1 stakes placed on every Premier League match.
  • Had a 50-50 split between home and away in their points distribution.
  • Kept least amount of clean sheets.
  • Conceded more goals at home than they did away from home.
  • Held the worst home defence.
  • 78% of home matches saw Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Held a W1 D2 L11 F8 A35 record against the top seven.
  • Weren’t involved in any goalless draws.
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After starting his career in newspaper journalism, Mark soon found his way into the online betting world, forging a career in content, social media and marketing production. With a huge passion for stats, the Football League and European football, Mark’s other interests include playing rugby, following his beloved QPR and travel.

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