Premier League

Ole’s Turning Point at the Wheel | The Analyst Hat-Trick: Episode Nine

For Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the arrival of Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend represents a potential crossroads in his Old Trafford reign.

The Norwegian has been behind the wheel for 105 Premier League games at Manchester United, collecting 194 points in the process. Not bad, we hear you say. Especially when you consider that Jurgen Klopp was only able to gain two more during his first 105 Premier League games in charge at Anfield.

The challenge for Solskjaer now though – Klopp would only lose one of the following 66 games in the Premier League. And our win probability model suggests that the next 66 games for the Manchester United manager will start with a loss, echoing the thoughts of the Opta Analyst Community.

We also look forward to Burnley hoping to end the current longest winless run in the top four English tiers against Southampton, whilst West Ham and Spurs collide in the latest Premier League London derby.