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Manchester United 1 Spurs 0 – A disappointing start to our Premier League campaign

Walker own goal

It was always going to be a tough game to start with. Manchester United at Old Trafford is never an easy prospect. A summer of big money signings by manager Louis van Gaal made it an even tougher one. Continue reading

Manchester United 3 Spurs 0 – Pochettino out-thought as van Gaal’s United finally click

Pochettino At United

 

The big game. Spurs’ chance to stake their claim to a Champions League place. Mauricio Pochettino’s opportunity to prove he has usurped Louis van Gaal, the new generation of tacticians replacing the old guard. It turns out van Gaal still Continue reading

Spurs Manchester United Preview – possession and long balls?

Manchester United face Spurs

 

Spurs travel to Old Trafford on Sunday in a game that could be pivotal for both teams top four ambitions. United currently sit fourth, just two places and three points above Mauricio Pochettino’s side. With Arsenal winning yesterday and Liverpool in a rich vein of form, both Continue reading

Premier League Stats – Aggression vs Possession

Premier League Predictions

 

Yesterday, I investigated Premier League shot ratios to get an idea of how each side has performed so far this season.

Next, I want to take a closer look at differences between styles of play. Below I have plotted a graph of Continue reading

Premier League statistics – team Shot Ratios compared

Premier League Predictions

 

It’s FA Cup week and there’s no Premier League, so I thought I’d take a statistical look at how the season’s taking shape. This is the first of two articles, in the second I will be trying to categorise teams’ style of play based on some basic metrics.

Let’s see how the statistics suggest each of the 20 teams is performing and how Continue reading

Premier League predictions / preview – where will Spurs finish?

Premier League Predictions

 

The new Premier League season starts this weekend. With lots of new signings and several managerial changes, many teams will be optimistic, but how long will that optimism last?

After correctly predicting this summer’s World Cup final, I thought I’d have a go at forecasting the top positions in this year’s league – including where I think Spurs are likely to end up – as well as previewing the likely contenders.

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