Opta Stats: Sunderland can stun hapless Stoke

Gus Poyet's impact is starting to be felt at Sunderland

A look through the Opta stats has led Lewis Jones to predict that Sunderland will get their first away win of the season at Stoke. That's one of his four tips for this weekend's Premier League matches...

"Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against Stoke (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of these."
Best Bet: Back Sunderland to beat Stoke @ 4.1

Stoke v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00)
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against Stoke (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of these
Sunderland's three wins in five under Gus Poyet is enough to put faith in them to return maximum points against a stuttering Stoke, who could do with a home win. Mark Hughes has yet to really stamp his authority on his new side and they have only scored three in their five Britannia league games, winning just once.
Best Bet: Back Sunderland to beat Stoke @ 4.1

Arsenal v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00)
Southampton's win ratio against Arsenal in the Premier League (14%) is the lowest of any side they've played more than three times in the competition
Come 15:00 on Saturday afternoon, we'll have a more comprehensive analysis on just how strong Southampton are in terms of sustaining their form. Mauricio Pochettino's men, who currently sit in third position in the Premier League, are trading as short as 14.013/1 to finish in the top four, but should get brought back down to earth with a bang by genuine title contenders from north London.
Recommended Bet: Back Arsenal to win @ 1.635/8

Hull v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00)
Hull are one of only five teams to still remain unbeaten at home this season in the Premier League (W3 D2)
It has been far from entertaining but Steve Bruce's babes are making waves in the Premier League and it has been based upon a gritty resilience at home. There have been just five goals scored in the five Premier League games at the KC Stadium this season, with every game falling under the 2.5 goal line. Punters should not be put off by the 1.75/7 for it to happen again, but the best bet lies with the Tigers winning outright against chaotic Palace, who still have yet to appoint a full-time manager.
Recommended Bet: Back Hull to win @ 1.865/6

West Brom v Aston Villa (Monday, 20:00, Sky Sports 1)
There have been 18 goals scored in the five Premier League matches on a Monday so far this season, an average of 3.6 per game
Unlike Super Sunday clashes, where games have been regularly falling under the 2.5-goal barrier, punters settling down to watch Monday Night Football with Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have been treated to some cracking action. Although Villa have failed to score in four of their last five league games, they can cut loose when the time is right as shown when firing three past Arsenal and Manchester City earlier this season.
Recommended Bet: Back Over 3.5 Goals @ 3.55/2

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