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There are at least five bankers in the Premier League this weekend, if history is anything to go by.

Accumulator betting is a risky and often heartbreaking pastime, but reading this should help you to make the most informed decisions in the Premier League at least.

The other leagues are down to you, but feast your eyes on this and then, just for once, enjoy watching the match day football scores come in at SBAT.

Bankers

Arsenal have won seven of their last eight Premier League meetings with Hull City (D1) and are 13 unbeaten in all competitions against the Tigers.

Manchester United have never lost a home league game against Watford (W7 D2 L0), winning all three in the Premier League.

United are on their longest Premier League unbeaten run since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 (15 games – W8 D7 L0).

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Everton have lost only one of their last 12 Premier League games against Middlesbrough (W7 D4) and have won their last four games against the Teessiders in all competitions.

Liverpool are on an eight-game unbeaten run against Tottenham in the Premier League (W5 D3 L0) and have won 15 of their 24 Premier League games against Spurs at Anfield (D7 L2).

Burnley have won their last five Premier League home games but have never beaten Chelsea in the competition (D1 L4). The Blues have won their last three top-flight trips to Turf Moor, last losing there in a top-flight encounter in August 1973. They haven’t lost a league game on a Sunday since August 2015.

Manchester City have never lost to Bournemouth in a league game, winning seven and drawing two. In the Premier League City have won all three games against the Cherries, scoring 13 and conceding only once.

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Draw specialists

Sunderland manager David Moyes has lost only one of 11 previous Premier League meetings with Southampton, though six matches have been draws (W4).

Southampton are one of three Premier League sides yet to collect a point away from home in 2017.

West Ham are unbeaten in their last seven home Premier League meetings against West Brom, though five have been draws (W2).

Ones to avoid

Crystal Palace have won five of their last six Premier League games against Stoke City (D1), including each of the last four.

However, Stoke have lost just one of their last 10 home Premier League games (W4 D5), while Sam Allardyce has won only one of his seven Premier League visits as a manager to the Bet365 Stadium (D2 L4).

Leicester City have won each of their last four Premier League games against Swansea City, scoring 11 and conceding only once, but they remain without an away win in the league since a 2-0 victory at Sunderland last April.

None of the last 12 meetings in all competitions between these sides has ended as a draw, with Leicester winning nine and Swansea three.

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Goals (or not)

Everton have kept clean sheets in three of their last four Premier League visits to the Riverside Stadium (L1), winning all three of those games. Furthermore, Boro have scored the fewest home Premier League goals this season (11).

Sunderland haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight Premier League games against the Southampton (W1 D5 L2), conceding 16 goals – although half of those came in an 8-0 defeat in October 2014.

There hasn’t been a goalless draw between these sides in any competition since March 1978 – each of the last 37 games has seen at least one goal scored.

Only against Newcastle (88) have Liverpool scored more Premier League goals than against Tottenham (83).

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Chelsea have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (13), four more than they managed in the entirety of the 2015-16 season.

Leicester are the only Premier League side yet to score a goal in 2017 and have gone five games without one. The last top-flight side to fail to score in their opening six games of a calendar year were Stoke City in 1985.

However, Swansea City have already conceded 54 Premier League goals this season – the joint-most they have ever done in a Premier League season (also 54 in 2013-14).

Bournemouth have conceded four or more goals in their last three top-flight games against Manchester City.


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