Opta Stats: Hull City v Sunderland

It’s a real relegation fight six-pointer as Hull host Sunderland. Opta crunches the numbers so you don’t have to.

There have been six red cards in seven Premier League games between Hull City and Sunderland, with five coming in the last four meetings. The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 4.57/2.

Steve Bruce has five wins in a row as a coach in this fixture, the first two as Sunderland boss and the last three in charge of the Tigers. Hull are 2.186/5 to win.

Bruce was in charge at Sunderland for 89 Premier League matches winning 28%. He has won 25% as Hull boss, lower than 32% at Wigan and 28% at Birmingham. You can lay Hull at 2.26/5.

After losing the first four Premier League games against Sunderland, Hull have won the last three in a row. Hull are 3.211/5 to win to nil.

After a run of one home win in 11 Premier League home matches (W1 D3 L7), Hull City have won three of the last four at the KC Stadium (L1). The draw half-time/Hull full-time is 5.69/2.

Sunderland have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D3 L6) and failed to score in the last three. The draw is 3.3512/5.

Sunderland have recovered just three points from losing positions this season, the joint-fewest in the top flight along with Aston Villa. They are 3.7511/4 to win half-time/full-time.

The Tigers have conceded 11 goals from outside the box this season, the most in the division. Huddlestone is 9.08/1 to score.

The Black Cats have scored the most own goals in the Premier League this season (5). Over 2.5 goals is 2.588/5.