Opta Stats: Sunderland v Swansea City
Sunderland remain unbeaten in their three Premier League meetings with Swansea, winning one (2-0) and drawing two (0-0 and 2-2). You can lay Swansea at [3.2]. On their 12 visits to Sunderland in all competitions, the Swans have only ever enjoyed one victory, 1-0 in February 1982 in the old Division One. They are [3.15] to grab a first Premier League victory over Sunderland. Ki Sung-Yueng (22) has attempted the most shots (excl. blocked) without scoring a goal in the Premier League this season. He can be backed at [17.0] to break his duck and open the scoring. If matches ended at half-time this season, Sunderland would be 4th in the Premier League table, while if only the second half of PL games counted, Swansea would be 5th. Sunderland are [2.96] to be winning at half-time. Steven Fletcher has scored the first goal of the game more often than any other Premier League player this season (6). The Scot is the [5.4] favourite to open the scoring. Only seven of Steven Fletcher's 22 Premier League goals since the start of last season have been scored in home matches (32%). Fletcher is [2.5] to score at any time. Fletcher has scored three goals in his previous two Premier League appearances against Swansea, but both of these games have been away. He netted two of these in his Sunderland debut back in September. Swansea are [3.7] to keep a clean sheet against Fletcher and Sunderland. Sunderland have won five of their last eight Premier League games (W5 L3), this after winning just four of their previous 29 (W4 D13 L12). Sunderland can be backed at [2.52] to win. The Swans have suffered only two defeats in their last 14 Premier League matches (W5 D7 L2). The draw is available at [3.45]. Michu has scored just one goal in his last eight hours and 31 minutes of Premier League football (511 mins). Before this run, he had averaged a goal every 115 mins. Michu is [5.7] to score first.