Gus Poyet's baptism of fire at Sunderland doesn't get any easier as Manchester City visit the Stadium of Light. Opta have all the vital statistics.
"Sunderland have conceded three of the six own goals in the Premier League this season."
Sunderland have won each of their last three Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester City by one goal to nil. They are likely to be priced at around 15.014/1 to win to nil.
Man City have scored at least six goals more than any other Barclays Premier league team this season. Over 2.5 goals is 1.654/6.
Two of the goals in the three recent 1-0 Sunderland home wins against Man City have come in the 90th minute. Another 1-0 win for Sunderland is priced at 27.026/1.
Sunderland have hit only 24 shots on target all season; in contrast Man City have 28 goals (from 68 shots on target). Manchester City are likely to be available at around 2.56/4 to win to nil.
City have the best conversion rate in the Premier League this season (22%) while Sunderland have the lowest shooting accuracy (31%). The away side are 1.434/9 to win the game.
Sergio Aguero has seven goals and three assists in his last five Premier League games. Aguero is 1.855/6 to add to his tally of goals.
Edin Dzeko (8) needs one more goal as a substitute away from home in the Premier League to equal the record (9; held by Hernandez and Defoe). Dzeko is 3.1511/5 to score.
Sunderland have conceded three of the six own goals in the Premier League this season. Over 3.5 goals is 2.6213/8.
Sunderland have collected three of the 12 red cards shown in the Premier League this season. The odds of a player being sent off are 5.04/1.