20 stats ahead of 2019 Euro under-21 Championship

Italy and San Marino are set to co-host the 2019 edition of the Euro under-21 Championships over the next fortnight. 12 nations will be competing, including the record winners Italy, defending champions Germany, and Aidy Boothroyd’s England. It is set to be an open contest between each of the nations with the odds for the eventual winner starting at 4/1. You can back whichever nation you think will go all the way with a Betfair promo code. Do not miss this opportunity and discover many other advantages. Here are 20 stats ahead of the championships:

1 – Italy are the only nation whose 23-man squad consists entirely of players who ply their trade in their own country.

1 – Austria are the only nation making their Euro under-21 Championship debut at this summer’s tournament.

2 – This summer’s tournament is the first time it has been hosted in two different countries. The next edition in 2021 will follow suit as Hungary and Slovenia co-host.

4 – England and Romania conceded the fewest goals in qualifying. The two nations shipped just four goals in their 10 qualifying matches.

4 – The four semi-finalists will qualify for the 2020 Olympics. However, England cannot compete in the Olympics, so should they reach the semi-finals then the two runners-up that don’t reach the final four will face each other in a play-off to determine the fourth entry.

4 – England are 4/1 pre-tournament favourites.

5 – Co-hosts Italy are the record winners of this tournament. They last won it in 2004.

5 – The Russian leagues have sent more players to this tournament than any other nation that are not competing in this summer’s edition.

6 – The 16 matches will take place in six different stadiums across Italy and San Marino, with the final taking place at Udinese’s Dacia Arena on Sunday 30 June.

6 – Belgian First Division A side Anderlecht have sent the most players to this summer’s tournament.

6 – England have been losing semi-finalists of this competition on more occasions than any other nation.

7 – Italy and Spain have reached the most finals of this competition.

11 – Poland’s Dawid Kownacki was the top scorer in qualifying. The striker players with Fortuna Düsseldorf in the German Bundesliga.

20 – Italy have made more appearances in the Euro under-21 Championship than any other nation (20). England are second on the list, making their 15th appearance this summer.

25 – This is the 25th edition of the European under-21 Championships, which began back in 1972. The first three editions of the tournament were actually under-23s.

28 – France picked up the most points in qualifying (W9, D1, L0). Les Bleus’ only dropped points came in a 1-1 draw at home to Slovenia in their final qualifier.

33 – Germany and Portugal scored the most goals in their 10 qualifying matches. The latter failed to qualify.

44 – The German leagues have supplied more players at this summer’s tournament than any other country.

50% – Six of the 12 nations competing in this summer’s tournament have been champions previously.

75% – Spain have reached three of the past four finals of this competition, winning two.


30 stats ahead of Aston Villa-Derby County 2019 Championship play-off final

1 – Derby County’s only previous play-off success was against a West Midlands club (1-0 vs WBA in 2007).

1 – Tammy Abraham’s only shot on target in their semi-final vicory over West Bromwich Albion was from the penalty spot in the first leg.

2 – Leeds United 2-4 Derby County is the only EFL play-off match to be won by more than one goal, prior to the Championship final.

2 – Leicester City are the only side to have lost back-to-back Championship play-off finals. Aston Villa lost to Fulham a year ago.

3 – Aston Villa have lost all three of their Championship matches played at Wembley Stadium this season.

3 – Reading and Sheffield United are the only sides to have lost two Championship play-off finals. Derby could join that list today.

4 – Tammy Abraham is unbeaten in 4 matches versus Derby (W2, D2), scoring four goals in the process.

5 – Derby had just five shots on target in their two games combined versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 11.

7 – Derby lost both of their Championship fixtures against Aston Villa earlier this season by an aggregate score of 7-0 (3-0 at home and 4-0 away).

7 – No player scored more goals from outside the penalty area than Harry Wilson (7) this season (tied with Norwich City’s Mario Vrančić).

8% – Derby County lost just 1 of their 13 Championship matches without Ashley Cole in their starting lineup (W7, D5), compared to winning just 1 of 7 that the former England international started (D2, L4).

13 – Aston Villa won 13 corners compared to Derby’s 3 in their two regular season meetings this season.

14% – Ashley Cole won just one of his seven starts for Derby County this season (D2, L4).

24 – Only Sheffield United (25) scored more goals inside the six-yard box than Aston Villa (24) this season.

26 – Only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (29) scored more goals in the Championship this season than Tammy Abraham (26).

31 – Derby committed 31 fouls in their two Championship meetings versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 15.

38 – Ashley Cole is expected to make his final professional football appearance in today’s game, at the age of 38.

54% – Aston Villa had 54% of the possession in both regular season games against Derby this season.

64% – Aston Villa scored with seven of their 11 shots on target versus Derby in their two regular season meetings.

67% – Aston Villa have won six of their last nine matches versus Derby in the league (D2, L1).

72% – Kelle Roos saved 43 of the 60 shots on target he faced this season, compared to 31 of the 45 shots on target Jed Steer faced this season (69%).

80% – Derby scored with four of their five efforts on target versus Leeds United in the semi-finals.

83% – Aston Villa have lost five of their last six matches played at Wembley Stadium.

93% – Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield Town and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions the team that scored first in the Championship play-off final has gone on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010.

103 – Only Nottingham Forest (104) have received more yellow cards than Derby (103) this season.

158 – The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish (158) and Derby’s Harry Wilson (113).

£170m – The winners of the Championship play-off final will benefit from an estimated £170 million over the next three seasons.

309 – Only Leeds (341) and Brentford (311) attempted more shots from outside the penalty area than Derby (309) this season.

675 – Aston Villa won the most free kicks in the Championship this season.

38,000 – Derby County sold 38,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium, compared to Aston Villa’s 36,288.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 38 ft. Man City & Sadio Mané

1 – There has been just one goal scored in the last three Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Leicester City.

1 – Arsenal kept just one clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season.

2 – Manchester United kept only two home clean sheets in the Premier League this season

4 – Manchester City have won their fourth Premier League title – only Manchester United (13) and Chelsea (5) have ever won more since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992.

8 – This was the eighth time the Premier League title was decided on the final day of the season, with Manchester City winning it on three of those occasions.

9 – Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi has ended on the winning side in all nine Premier League games in which he has scored.

12 – Trent Alexander-Arnold provided 12 assists for Liverpool in the Premier League this season – the most by a defender in a single campaign in the competition’s history.

16 – Everton conceded the most goals from set-pieces in the Premier League this season (excluding penalties).

16 – Only Derby County in 2007-08 (11) and Sunderland in 2005-06 (15) picked up fewer points in a single Premier League campaign than Huddersfield Town this term.

17 – Mason Greenwood (17 years, 223 days) became the youngest ever player to start a Premier League game for Manchester United.

18 – Sadio Mané scored 18 home Premier League goals for Liverpool this season – more than any other player and eight more than Huddersfield Town scored in total in their home games.

32 – Manchester City won 32 Premier League games this season, equalling their own record from last season for most wins in a single campaign.

32 – Manchester United finished 32 points behind the champions this season – more than they have ever finished behind the Premier League winners.

36% – Glenn Murray has scored 25 of Brighton & Hove Albion’s 69 total Premier League goals – the highest proportion of any team’s goals in the competition’s history.

53% – Eight of Newcastle United’s last 15 Premier League goals have been scored by Ayoze Pérez.

90% – Arsenal have won their last nine Premier League fixtures against Burnley since drawing their first meeting back in December 2009.

97 – Liverpool’s tally of 97 points is the third-highest by any club in Premier League history.

100 – Roy Hodgson recorded his 100th win as a Premier League manager.

126 – Bournemouth’s matches saw a total of 126 goals (56 for, 70 against) – the most of any side in the competition this season.

1072 -There were 1,072 goals scored in the Premier League this season – more than any previous 38-game season in the competition’s history.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 37 ft. Liverpool & Eden Hazard

2 – Manchester City became the first club to have beaten all 19 opponents at least once in back-to-back Premier League seasons.

2 – Manchester United have failed to win both of their visits to the John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League (D1, L1); they are the only side to visit the ground on more than one occasion in the Premier League without winning.

2 – Cardiff City are the only team to play in more than one Premier League campaign and be relegated every time.

6 – Tottenham Hotspur have lost their last six Premier League matches away from home.

7 – Only relegated pair Fulham and Huddersfield Town (5 each) have kept fewer Premier League clean sheets this season than Manchester United (7).

8 – Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has conceded eight goals in his last two Premier League outings.

12 – Liverpool have seen more goals from their substitutes than any other team this season.

15 – Eden Hazard has registered a Premier League high 15 assists this season.

16 – Fulham lost their 16th away Premier League game of the season – only Burnley in 2009-10 have lost more in a single campaign (17).

18 – Liverpool have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season.

21 – Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko has won all 21 of his Premier League appearances.

25 – Fulham have now lost 25 Premier League games this season.

29 – Crystal Palace have won 29 away Premier League points this season (W9, D2, L8) – only Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have gained more on their travels.

49% – Eden Hazard has been involved in 31 of Chelsea’s 63 Premier League goals this season (16 goals, 15 assists).

50% – Manchester City have won 5 of their last 10 Premier League games with a 1-0 scoreline.

52 – Manchester United have conceded more goals this season than in any other Premier League campaign previously.

83% – Manchester City have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 12 Premier League games.

90% – Nine of Wilfried Zaha’s 10 Premier League goals for Crystal Palace this season have been scored away from home.

98 – Liverpool have scored more goals against Newcastle United in the Premier League than against any other team.

203′ – Burnley have had just one shot on target in their last 203 minutes of Premier League action.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 36 ft. Man City & Michail Antonio

0 – Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has never won a Premier League away game in London (D3, L13).

3 – Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games, conceding three goals in each of them.

5 – All five of Diogo Jota’s assists for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season have been for Raúl Jiménez.

7 – Newcastle United forward Ayoze Pérez has scored seven goals in his past seven Premier League games.

8 – Cardiff City had 8 shots on target in their 1-0 loss at Fulham, with seven coming after the 72nd minute.

9 – Since Brendan Rodgers’ first game as Leicester City manager, Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals than any other player.

12 – Watford’s José Holebas picked up his 12th yellow card of the season. Only teammate Étienne Capoue (13) has collected more so far this season.

14 – Huddersfield Town have lost all 14 Premier League games in which Juninho Bacuna has started.

14 – Huddersfield have conceded the most headed goals in the Premier League this season.

20 – Sergio Agüero became only the second player in Premier League history to score 20+ goals in five consecutive campaigns (after Thierry Henry between 2001-02 & 2005-06).

26 – All 26 of Michail Antonio’s Premier League goals have come from inside the penalty area.

27 – Southampton have lost 27 points from winning positions this season – more than any other Premier League side.

60% – Tottenham Hotspur have lost six of their last 10 Premier League games (W3, D1).

78% – Everton have kept seven clean sheets in their past 9 Premier League games.

80% – Arsenal have lost four of their last five Premier League games (W1).

82% – Manchester City have kept clean sheets in nine of their past 11 Premier League matches.

90+ – This is the first season in Premier League history where two sides have earned 90+ points.

100% – Fulham have taken 9 points from a possible 9 since they were relegated, compared to just 17 from a possible 99 (17%) before.

427′ – Michail Antonio’s goal for West Ham United was the first Tottenham Hotspur have conceded at their new stadium in 427 minutes in all competitions.

645′ – Brighton & Hove Albion ended a run of 645 minutes without a Premier League goal courtesy of Pascal Gross’ strike in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Saturday.