Premier League Matchweek 20 Review

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It’s time for Sports Hub’s Premier League Matchweek 20 review. If you’re looking to get up to speed on the previous round of fixtures, we’ve got you covered. 

We may have entered a new year, but England’s top-flight soccer league continues to deliver unrivaled action. Liverpool sits three points clear of second-placed Aston Villa, with the top five teams separated by just six points. 

Our Premier League Matchweek 20 review dives into the numbers behind the results. From the latest news and talking points to key stats and betting trends, we leave no stone unturned. 

Matchweek 20 Premier League Results 

It only makes sense to begin our Premier League Matchweek 20 review with a look at the results, right? The action kicked off on December 30 and finished on January 2, giving us plenty of talking points to discuss. 

PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS (MATCHWEEK 20) 

  • Luton Town 2-3 Chelsea 
  • Crystal Palace 3-1 Brentford 
  • Manchester City 2-0 Sheffield United 
  • Aston Villa 3-2 Burnley 
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Everton 
  • Nottingham Forest 2-1 Manchester United 
  • Fulham 2-1 Arsenal 
  • Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Bournemouth 
  • Liverpool 4-2 Newcastle United 
  • West Ham United 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 

Matchweek 20 started with a bang, as Chelsea edged out Luton 3-2. Later that day, Aston Villa defeated Burnley by the same scoreline, while Nottingham Forest claimed a memorable 2-1 victory over Manchester United. 

Sunday’s action saw Arsenal lose pace in the title race, with Tottenham closing the gap. On New Year’s Day, Liverpool thrashed Newcastle 4-2 at Anfield before West Ham and Brighton played out a goalless draw. 

Premier League Matchweek 20 Review – Betting Trends 

In this section of our Premier League Matchweek 20 review, we examine all the important betting trends and player stats after another round of memorable fixtures. 

Not only do we cover basic trends like winnings runs and losing streaks, but we also look at more detailed metrics such as over/under goals and both teams to score. On top of that, we highlight the top-performing players in the division. 

Keep reading Sports Hub’s Premier League Matchweek 20 review to get the lowdown on the latest stats and trends. Utilizing the information below will only enhance your Premier League betting experience. 

Basic Trends for Premier League Bettors 

After suffering a solitary defeat in 20 matches, Liverpool is sitting pretty atop the Premier League table. At the opposite end of the standings, Sheffield United occupies last place following a run of 15 losses in 20 outings. 

  • There was only one draw during Matchweek 20 
  • Only one team (Chelsea) won away from home in Matchweek 20 
  • Liverpool carries a 13-game unbeaten streak into 2024 
  • Man City and West Ham are each enjoying a four-game unbeaten run 
  • Bournemouth’s seven-game unbeaten streak was ended by Spurs 
  • Wolves have won each of their last three matches 
  • Chelsea and Forest secure back-to-back wins during Matchweek 20 
  • Brentford has suffered five consecutive defeats 
  • Newcastle and Everton are both enduring a three-game losing run 

Wolves, Chelsea and Forest appear to be heading in the right direction after difficult periods. By contrast, Brentford, Newcastle and Everton have slid down the table due to a string of poor results. 

Premier League Goal Trends 

616 goals have been scored in the Premier League this season, producing a goals-per-game average of 3.13. To put things into perspective, the previous campaign produced an average of 2.85 goals per game. 

  • Eight of the Matchweek 20 clashes produced over 2.5 goals 
  • Five of those encounters served up over 3.5 goals 
  • Both teams scored in seven of the 10 Matchweek 20 games 
  • Chelsea, Palace, Villa, Wolves, Spurs and Liverpool each scored over 2.5 goals 
  • Brighton kept their first clean sheet of the season against West Ham 
  • Man City (45) remains the highest-scoring team in the division 
  • Liverpool (18) boasts the best defensive record in the Premier League 
  • Sheff Utd has the worst offensive record (15) and the worst defensive record (49) 

If you enjoy utilizing the goal-based markets when betting on the Premier League, the overs and BTTS are the way to go right now. You should also target Sheff Utd, as the Blades are the lowest scorers and the worst defenders. 

Key Premier League Player Stats 

Thanks to his brace against Newcastle, Mohamed Salah is now level with Erling Haaland in the Golden Boot race. However, Salah will miss a handful of games due to the Africa Cup of Nations, while Haaland is set to return from injury. 

  • Mohamed Salah, Michael Olise and Cole Palmer each scored twice in Matchweek 20 
  • Ederson, Jose Sa, Alphonse Areola and Jason Steele each kept a clean sheet 
  • Salah (14) is now level with Erling Haaland (14) atop the goalscoring leaderboard 
  • Son Heung-min (12), Dominic Solanke (12) and Jarrod Bowen (11) complete the top five 
  • Salah (8) and Ollie Watkins (8) have registered the most assists this season 
  • Rodri has made the most passes (1,665) and the most touches (1,871) 
  • Solanke (70) has racked up the most shots in the Premier League 
  • Joao Palhinha (84) has made the most tackles this season 

The best soccer sportsbooks allow you to bet on a host of different player markets, including shots, passes and tackles. If you’re serious about taking your Premier League betting to the next level, we recommend exploring these niche options. 

Wrapping Up Our Premier League Matchweek 20 Review 

You have reached the end of our Premier League Matchweek 20 review. Hopefully, the information on this page will stand you in good stead when it comes to betting on the EPL in the future. 

The Premier League now pauses for a two-week break, with Matchweek 21 scheduled to commence on Saturday, January 13. You don’t need to worry, though, as there is still a ton of soccer taking place around the world. 

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