Opta Stats: Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion

Can under pressure Gus Poyet inspire Sunderland to victory over West Brom?
Can under pressure Gus Poyet inspire Sunderland to victory over West Brom?

Just a single position and two points separate Sunderland and West Brom. Opta tries to prise them apart.

"The Black Cats have won just two of their last 14 Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light (W2 D6 L6)."

The draw is 9/43.25.

Stephane Sessegnon has scored in three of his last four Barclays Premier League starts in this fixture, on two occasions for Sunderland and once as a West Brom player. Sessegnon is 4/15.0 to score.

The Baggies have collected more wins against Sunderland than any other opponent in Premier League history (eight times). West Brom are 2/12.98 to win.

West Brom have lost just one of the last 10 Premier League games against Sunderland (W7 D2 L1). The defeat came in their last visit to the Stadium of Light. Sunderland are 7/42.76 to win.

Jermain Defoe has scored in three of his last five Premier League appearances against West Brom. Defoe is 7/42.7 to add to his tally.

Sunderland have won just one of their last eight Premier League matches (W1 D2 L5). West Brom are 8/151.55 in the Double Chance market.

Sunderland have netted just six goals in their last nine Premier League home games. Under 2.5 goals is 8/131.61.

The Black Cats have won just two of their last 14 Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light (W2 D6 L6). The draw is 9/43.25.

Sunderland have conceded a league-high five own goals in the Premier League this season. Over 2.5 goals is 8/52.56.

West Brom have lost just one of their last six Premier League matches (W2 D3 L1). The draw half-time/full-time is 7/24.6.

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