Opta Stats: Stoke City v Sunderland

Will Dick Advocaat still be smiling after Sunderland's visit to Stoke?
Will Dick Advocaat still be smiling after Sunderland's visit to Stoke?

Can Sunderland move towards safety with the right result against Stoke? Opta gives their verdict.

"The Black Cats have scored a league-high proportion (24%) of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season."

Over 2.5 goals is 2.3211/8.

There have been six red cards in 13 Barclays Premier League meetings between these sides, with the Potters on the wrong end of four of them. The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 4.57/2.

The Black Cats have kept six clean sheets in their last 10 against Stoke City. Sunderland are 4.57/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Stoke have kept only four clean sheets in their last 18 Premier League home games. Both teams to score is 2.021/1.

Sunderland have the lowest scoring top goalscorer in the Premier League this season - A.Johnson, Wickham & Fletcher (four goals). Under 2.5 goals is 1.738/11.

Mame Biram Diouf has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances at the Britannia Stadium. He is 2.915/8 to score.

Sunderland have won just one of their last nine Premier League games (W1 D3 L5). Stoke are 1.9520/21 to win.

Peter Crouch has scored the joint-most headed goals in Premier League history (46 - level with Alan Shearer). Crouch is 2.6613/8 to find the net.

Mark Hughes won eight and drew one of his first nine PL games as a manager against Sunderland, but has lost three of his four since. Sunderland are 4.84/1 to win.

The Black Cats have scored a league-high proportion (24%) of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season. Over 2.5 goals is 2.3211/8.

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