Opta Stats: Tottenham v Sunderland

Mousa Dembele could make his Premier League return when Spurs meet Sunderland.
Mousa Dembele could make his Premier League return when Spurs meet Sunderland.
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Unbeaten in the Premier League, Spurs will be looking to build on a good start when they take on Sunderland. Opta presents the statistical breakdown.

"The only team Tottenham have beaten more often at home in the Premier League than the Black Cats (13) are Everton (14)."

A draw half-time/Spurs full-time double result is 4.57/2.

Spurs are unbeaten in 12 league games against Sunderland, last losing to them in April 2010 (W9 D3). They're just 1.341/3 to win.

Sunderland have lost 13 of their previous 15 away games at White Hart Lane in the Premier League (W1 D1). Spurs are 1.9520/21 to win half-time/full-time.

The only team Tottenham have beaten more often at home in the Premier League than the Black Cats (13) are Everton (14). A draw half-time/Spurs full-time double result is 4.57/2.

The last Sunderland goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet at White Hart Lane in any competition was Chris Turner in September 1980 - they have conceded 49 goals in 22 games since. Over 2.5 goals is 1.75/7.

Jordan Pickford has conceded 10 goals in his four Premier League appearances so far - the record number of goals conceded by a goalkeeper in their first five Premier League games is 14 set by Fraser Digby. Over 3.5 goals is 2.789/5.

Jermain Defoe has scored in six successive Premier League away appearances - the only player to manage a better run in PL history is Robin van Persie, who scored in nine successive away appearances for Arsenal in 2010-11. Defoe is 4.57/2 to score.

Sunderland striker Defoe scored 91 Premier League goals for opponents Tottenham Hotspur during two spells at the club - only Teddy Sheringham has more for the club (97). He's 10.519/2 to open the scoring.

Sunderland have taken five Premier League penalties against Tottenham, but scored just one - the lowest conversion rate (20%) for one team against another (minimum three penalties). Under 2.5 goals is 2.35/4.

Sunderland haven't won any of their last 23 Premier League matches contested in either August or September (D9 L14). The draw is 5.95/1.

Sunderland have averaged the lowest possession figure of all Premier League sides in the opening four matchdays of 2016-17 (34.8%). Spurs are 2.26/5 to win to nil.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 43 pts
Returned: 45.8 pts
P/L: +2.8 pts

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