3 - Zambia have scored with only two of their 22 shots at AFCON 2015, while Cape Verde have only managed one goal from 18 attempts. Misfire. 19 minutes ago

1 - John Carver has won just one of his four Premier League games as Newcastle caretaker boss (D1 L2), back in September 2004. Blunt. 2 hours ago

4 - Watford are only the 4th side this season to net 7+ goals in a league game in 2014/15 (also Southampton, Bournemouth, MK Dons). Buzzing. 5 hours ago

5 - Equatorial Guinea have not conceded more than once in their five previous AFCON group games. Tight. 23 hours ago

1 - Burkina Faso have registered just one win in their last 19 Africa Cup of Nations group games (D7 L11). Opportunity. 23 hours ago

1 - Gabon have lost only one of their previous 10 matches against Equatorial Guinea (W6 D3). Confident. 23 hours ago

2 - Of their last 24 FA Cup matches v lower league opposition, only twice have Arsenal let in 2+ goals; both v Brighton. Seasick. 25 Jan

#AFCONfact; Burkina Faso's #Stallions have attempted 38 shots (inc. blocked) at this tournament but are yet to score CON v BFA BE2 1745 LIVE 25 Jan

4 - The first four shots on target in the game between Brighton and Arsenal have resulted in a goal. Thrill. 25 Jan

1 - Brighton and Hove Albion's goal in the 50th minute was their first shot on target. Clinical. 25 Jan

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