Opta Stats: Newcastle v Sunderland

Can Rafa Benitez get one over his old enemy Sam Allardyce when Newcastle host Sunderland?
Can Rafa Benitez get one over his old enemy Sam Allardyce when Newcastle host Sunderland?
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Everything is on the line when Newcastle take on Sunderland in possibly the most important North East derby of all time. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Newcastle have managed to score just one goal in their last 627 minutes of football against Sunderland."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.875/6.

Sunderland have won the last six Tyne-Wear derbies in league competition; their best ever run against Newcastle United. They are 3.7511/4 to win again.

Jermain Defoe has scored seven goals in his last eight Barclays Premier League appearances away from home. Defoe is 3.02/1 to score.

Sunderland have shipped 38 goals away from home this season, the most of any team in the Premier League. Over 2.5 goals is 2.1211/10.

Sunderland scored with all three shots on target in their win over Newcastle back in October at the Stadium of Light. Over 3.5 goals is 3.9.

The Black Cats have won just three of their last 26 Premier League away matches (W3 D8 L15). The draw is 3.45.

Newcastle have managed to score just one goal in their last 627 minutes of football against Sunderland. Under 2.5 goals is 1.875/6.

Sunderland have beaten Newcastle United more times than they have any other opponent in the Premier League (9). They are 6.511/2 to win half-time/full-time.

Rafa Benitez has not lost his opening home league match as manager at any of his last six clubs (W5 D1). Newcastle are 2.26/5 to win.

The only opposition manager that Rafa Benitez has beaten more often in the Premier League than Sam Allardyce (7) is David Moyes (10). The draw half-time/full-time Newcastle double result is 5.04/1.

Fabio Borini has scored more goals against Newcastle in the Premier League than versus any other opponent (3) and has scored in both of his PL apps for Sunderland against the Magpies. He's 4.57/2 to score again.

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