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Records in danger: Most goals in a season

11 May 2019
Virgil van Dijk scores for Liverpool at Newcastle United

If 31 goals are scored in Sunday's matches 2018/19 will be the highest-scoring campaign in PL history

There are many Premier League records that could be equalled or broken on Sunday. Here we look at which marks are under threat.

Most goals ever scored

If 31 goals are scored this weekend, 2018/19 will become the highest-scoring season in Premier League history. 

After 370 matches, 1,036 goals have gone in at a rate of 2.8 per match. 

If this rate was maintained across the final 10 fixtures then the season would finish with 1,064 goals, two shy of the all-time record.

Top five highest-scoring seasons
Season Goals Goals/match
2011/12 1066 2.805
2016/17 1064 2.800
2010/11 1063 2.797
2012/13 1063 2.797
1999/00 1060 2.789

But what the average goal rate does not take into consideration is the fact that teams tend to go goal crazy in the final Matchweek of Premier League seasons. 

In the past nine campaigns, only on two occasions have the total goals from the 10 Matchweek 38 fixtures dipped below 30.

Indeed, the average goals per match on the final weekend over that same period is 3.24, a figure that if achieved this weekend would take 2018/19 to an unprecedented 1,068 goals scored. 

MW38 goals in past nine seasons
Season Goals Season Goals
2017/18 31 2012/13 36
2016/17 37 2011/12 32
2015/16 35 2010/11 32
2014/15 29 2009/10 32
2013/14 28    
Also in this series

Part 1: Records in danger: Milivojevic can be penalty king
Part 2: Records in danger: Fraser and Wilson rival Shearer and Sutton

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