The Weekend In Numbers: Foxes play away and miserly defences love Kompany

Plus Sunderland's shots taken and allowed should encourage Man United

Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Manchester City

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Calendars can work out very nicely and this weekend's Premier League fixtures see the current Top 4 go head-to-head on Sunday.

Can Leicester beat Arsenal away and put some distance between themselves and their rivals, and can Tottenham put another nail in Manchester City's title hopes?

By 6.15pm on Sunday, we'll know the score but there are pre-game trends to watch out for.

Foxes love to play away, but Arsenal like meeting them too

A fine away record is key for any title chasing team and last weekend's victory at Manchester City was Leicester's eighth win on the road.

As a counter-attacking side, playing away does suit them as the home sides press forward more and leave spaces to exploit. They have only lost once on those away trips.

However, Sunday sees them face one of just two teams to beat them this season in Arsenal who went to the King Power Stadium in September and won 5-2.

And although this season has thrown past history into the dustbin where Leicester are concerned, the Foxes have not scavenged a win against Arsenal since 1994.

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Shooting practice for Man City and Tottenham

Tottenham have averaged more attempts on target than any other team this season.

But as they face Man City on Sunday, it's their defence that deserves plaudits with the meanest defence in the league with just 19 conceded in 25 games.

However, they are facing the only team that attempts more shots per game than them. Tottenham have averaged 16.7 shots per match, whereas Man City have tried 17.3 to top the league in that regard.

But City's defence have also earned themselves a boost withe Vincent Kompany returning to the first team after injury.

In his nine appearances, the captain was part of a defence that kept seven clean sheets. In his absence, just five clean sheets have been kept in seven by the porous City defence.

Sunderland could be a comfortable three points for Man United

Sunderland's league record against United is decidedly poor with just two victories since this time in 1997.

Man United are also just starting to find a bit of form and a freer attitude towards scoring as Sunderland host them as the team with the second most shots allowed per game in 2015-16.

Sunderland also rank second bottom when it comes to shots per game in the other direction which suggests this could be a cagey game if United don't score early.