Kilmarnock vs Hearts
Hearts go into this match off the back of a 3-0 thumping at home to Fiorentina on Thursday night, while Kilmarnock beat St Johnstone 2-1 on Wednesday after losing three consecutive matches.
Kilmarnock matches average 2.56 goals per game in the Scottish Premiership, three of nine have gone under 1.5 goals. As for Hearts, their matches average 3.13 goals per game, only one has gone under 1.5 goals.
At home, the average increases to 3.25 per game for Kilmarnock. As for Hearts, they’ve played four matches away from home, three of those four have seen two or more match goals.
Kilmarnock’s last five results: 2-1, 4-1, 1-0, 1-0, 2-1
Hearts’ last five results: 0-4, 0-3, 1-0, 3-2, 2-0
Every Kilmarnock home match this season has gone over 1.5 goals with three of the four going over 2.5 goals.
Given Hearts recent form and injury problems, Kilmarnock will fancy their chances and it wouldn’t surprise me if BTTS also landed at 1.70.
Kilmarnock matches average 9.78 corners per game in the Premiership, Hearts matches average 8.76.
Kilmarnock match corners in last five matches: 10, 10, 9, 10, 12
Hearts match corners in last five matches: 11, 12, 7, 11, 5
In the Premiership and at home, Kilmarnock average 4.75 corners for and 5.25 corners against.
As for Hearts, they’re averaging 5.5 corners for and 5.15 corners against when playing away.
Heerenveen vs PSV
I’ll be straight, Heerenveen don’t have an amazing goals average at all. They’re averaging just 1.88 goals per game and they’ve had over 1.5 goals scored in just 50% of their matches.
With PSV going into the match as obvious favourites, it’s clear that we’re looking to them for the goals but if Heerenveen fancy scoring we’ll take it. Ajax spanked them 5-0 last month.
Heerenveen’s last five results: 0-0, 2-1, 5-0, 0-0, 2-1
Now enough with the negatives about Heerenveen’s average. PSV’s goals record is absolutely bonkers as they’re leading the way in the Eredivise and averaging a huge 5.13 goals per game. Having two or more goals scored in 88% of their league matches.
PSV have played four away matches so far and had two or more goals in every single one of them. In fact they’ve had over 2.5 goals in all four and they’ve had three or more goals in their last six away matches on the spin in all competitions.
PSV’s last five results: 1-5, 3-0, 4-3, 1-0, 1-1
Heerenveen are averaging 11.38 corners per game and they’ve had seven or more corners taken in 75% of their matches. There were 24 corners taken across the two meetings with PSV last season, 11 in the game they hosted and another 13 away from home.
Match corners taken in last five: 6, 20, 20, 6, 14
PSV are averaging a high 12.01 match corners per game. They’re averaging 7.88 taken themselves which says they could go and win the corners part of this selection on their own. PSV have had seven or more corners in every single league game so far this season.
Match corners taken in last five: 11, 14, 15, 9, 10
Stromsgodset vs Tromso
Stromsgodset are averaging 3.17 goals per game in the Norwegian Eliteserien and they’ve had over 1.5 goals scored in 75% of their matches. They upped it on the goal front recently, averaging 3.75 goals per game across their last eight matches, having over 1.5 goals in 88% of those.
Another good thing to note, they’ve had over 1.5 goals in 92% of their home matches this season.
Stromsgodset’s last five results: 4-0, 4-1, 2-1, 1-2, 1-0
Tromso are averaging 3.08 goals per game this season and they’ve had two or more goals scored in 83% of their matches. Away from home, Tromso have had over 1.5 goals scored in a whopping 92% of matches.
Tromso’s last five results: 0-1, 2-2, 3-2, 2-1, 1-0
Stromsgodset average a huge 12.38 corners per match, and they’ve had seven or more corners taken in a massive 96% of their Eliteserien matches this season.
At home, they’ve had seven or more taken in 100% so we just need that perfect record to continue.
Match corners taken in last five: 15, 14, 11, 14, 5
Tromso average 8.91 corners per game and they’ve had seven or more taken in 75% of their matches. An average that increases to a much higher 83% when they’re away from home.
Match corners taken in last five: 13, 13, 4, 5, 5
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal have averaged 3.50 goals per game this season, with 2.50 of them in their own favour. That figure increases to 4.00 and 2.75 when they’ve played at the Emirates.
2 or more goals have been scored in all 8 of the Gunners’ Premier League outings this season, with 3 or more returning in all their home games. Both teams have scored in every game at the Emirates too.
Arsenal’s last five results: 3-1, 3-0, 1-3, 2-1, 2-1
Liverpool haven’t had as fast a start as the hosts but have in fact scored more goals than Arsenal with 2.57 per game. Matches involving the Reds have averaged 3.86 goals.
This selection of 2 or more goals has returned in 86% of their games so far, and they settled for a 3-3 draw against Brighton last time out.
Liverpool’s last five results: 3-3, 0-0, 2-1, 9-0, 1-2
If you’re still not convinced, you’d have to go back to 2015 for when under 2 goals were scored in a Premier League meeting between the two sides. That’s 14 games ago.
Arsenal games so far have averaged 8.38 corners, and they take credit for 5.88 of them. At home, they’ve averaged 7.50 corners and 9.75 overall. They could cover this selection themselves at that rate.
Match corners taken in last five: 7, 6, 7, 13, 11
Liverpool games average 11.00 match corners per game and 12.67 on their travels. Again, Liverpool could manage this selection on their own given they themselves have averaged 7.86 corners and 7.00 away from home. There have been 8 or more corners in all their away games.
Match corners taken in last five: 11, 16, 13, 9, 14
Orlando City vs Columbus Crew
It’s the last day of the regular season in Major League Soccer and this game is an interesting one if you look at the table. The winner will secure a play-off spot whereas the loser will likely miss out. It’s great situationally for goals and cards.
Orlando have averaged 2.85 goals per game across the entire year and they’ve had over 1.5 goals scored in 73% of their matches. Their goals average rises to 3.19 when you look at their home results.
Orlando have been amazing for goals recently. They’ve averaged 3.75 goals per game across their last eight matches where they had over 1.5 goals scored in 88%.
Orlando’s last five results: 4-1, 2-1, 4-0, 0-1, 5-1
Columbus Crew’s goals average is miles better away from home than it is on home turf. They average 2.94 goals per game on the road and they’ve seen two or more goals scored in 81% of their away matches.
All of the Crew’s last five matches saw over 1.5 goals. They’ve also had over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight away from home.
Columbus’ last five results: 2-2, 2-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2
Orlando City average 8.93 corners per match and they’ve had seven or more corners taken in 88% of their matches in MLS this season.
Match corners taken in last five: 9, 11, 8, 8, 3
Columbus Crew average 9.61 corners per match and they’ve had seven or more taken in 85% of their matches. Per match, the Crew take 4.91 corners themselves on average.
Match corners taken in last five: 7, 8, 11, 13, 10