Opta Stats: Sunderland v Crystal Palace

Can David Moyes turn round Sunderland's fortunes against Crystal Palace?
Can David Moyes turn round Sunderland's fortunes against Crystal Palace?

Perennial strugglers Sunderland take on an improving Crystal Palace side. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"The Black Cats’ first league win in each of the last three campaigns has come in October."

Crystal Palace are 1.855/6 in the Draw No Bet market.

Sunderland have failed to win any of their three Premier League home games against Crystal Palace, drawing two and losing one. The draw is 3.39/4.

There has been a goal in the 80th minute or later in five of the six Premier League meetings between these sides, including four strikes in the 90th minute. The draw half-time/Crystal Palace full-time double result is 5.95/1.

Connor Wickham has scored three goals in this exact fixture across the last two seasons - once for Sunderland in 2014-15 and twice for the Eagles last season. Wickham is 3.412/5 to score.

Christian Benteke has scored six goals in seven Premier League meetings with Sunderland (including his first Premier League hat-trick in April 2013), more than he has against any other opponent. Benteke is 2.87 to score.

Alan Pardew's side have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time in 2016 - they've not won three in a row since August 2015. Palace are 2.6413/8 to win.

The Black Cats' first league win in each of the last three campaigns has come in October. Crystal Palace are 1.855/6 in the Draw No Bet market.

David Moyes has not lost three consecutive home Premier League games as manager since September 2008, while in charge of Everton. Sunderland are 3.052/1 to end their losing run with a win.

Since the start of last season, Scott Dann has scored seven Premier League goals - two more than any other Crystal Palace player and two more than any other defender in the division. Dann is 6.511/2 to score.

Meanwhile, Sunderland's last four league goals at the Stadium of Light have all been scored by defenders (2 each of Lamina Kone and Patrick van Aanholt). Kone is 9.517/2 to add to his tally.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 55 pts
Returned: 57.69 pts
P/L: +2.69 pts

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