Sunderland can go level on points with Stoke if they pull off an away victory. Opta rates their chances.
"Stoke have conceded six headed goals this season; a joint-PL-high with Fulham."
Stoke City have conceded only three goals in their five Barclays Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium in 2013-14. They are 2.526/4 to keep a clean sheet.
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four Barclays Premier League games against Stoke (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of these. The Black Cats are 6.05/1 to win to nil.
Sunderland have had more possession than their opponent in just one of their 11 Premier League games this season so far (58% v Fulham). Stoke are 2.1411/10 to win.
No side has been given more red cards in the Premier League in 2013 than Sunderland (6), including one in the last meeting between these two sides in May (Craig Gardner). The odds of a player being sent off are 5.24/1.
Nine different players have scored a Premier League goal for Stoke this season, but only one of those has scored more than once (Adam, 2). Charlie Adam is 4.57/2 to score.
Only Arsenal and Chelsea (10) have seen more individual goalscorers than the Potters this season in the Premier League. Stoke are 1.330/100 to score.
Stoke have conceded six headed goals this season; a joint-PL-high with Fulham. Sunderland are 1.594/7 to score.
The Potters are also one of only three sides yet to score a headed goal in the Premier League this season, alongside Tottenham and West Ham. Sunderland are 4.03/1 to keep a clean sheet.
Sunderland have mustered just 26 shots on target this season; the lowest tally in the league. Stoke are 3.259/4 to win to nil.