Both Sunderland and Aston Villa are desperate for a win as they look to mount a great escape. Opta presents the tale of the tape.
"After winning three points in their opening day away win at Bournemouth, Aston Villa have picked up just two in their nine Premier League away games since (W0 D2 L7)."
The Black Cats have failed to score in six of the last eight Premier League games against Aston Villa. Villa are 3.39/4 to keep a clean sheet.
Aston Villa have lost none of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W4 D5). The draw is 3.39/4.
The Villans have won the last three encounters at the Stadium of Light without conceding a goal. A Villa win is 3.211/5.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances against Sunderland and four in the last three at the Stadium of Light. Agbonlahor is 3.814/5 to score.
Aston Villa won just 25 points in 38 Premier League games in 2015; less than Watford (29 points) won in half the number of games (19). A Sunderland win is 2.546/4.
After winning three points in their opening day away win at Bournemouth, Aston Villa have picked up just two in their nine Premier League away games since (W0 D2 L7). Sunderland are 1.784/5 in the Draw No Bet market.
Aston Villa are without a win in 18 matches (D5 L13); extending their longest ever winless run in their league history. They are just 1.081/12 to be relegated.
Villa have now gone nine games without a Premier League clean sheet away from home and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League games overall. Sunderland are 1.444/9 in the Double Chance market.
Aston Villa have the lowest shot conversion rate in the Premier League so far this season (9.8%). Under 2.5 goals is 1.695/7.