Opta Stats: Sunderland v Southampton

Sunderland have only won one of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Southampton (W1 D4 L4). Southampton are [2.08].

Southampton are unbeaten in their last six league visits to the Stadium of Light (W1 D5 L0), but did lose there in both cup competitions last season. The draw is [3.4].

Southampton’s 8-0 win in the reverse fixture was their biggest margin of victory in a league match since December 1921 (8-0 versus Northampton Town). The Saints are [3.5] to win half-time/full-time.

Sunderland suffered their biggest defeat in league football since a 0-8 defeat at Watford in September 1982. Over 2.5 goals is [2.54].

Sunderland scored three own goals in that 0-8 defeat and this has contributed to the fact that they have netted the joint-most own goals (5) in the Premier League and Southampton have benefited from the most (5). Over 3.5 goals is [5.0].

Saints have now recorded their best ever Premier League points haul (57), despite having four games to play. They are [1.7] to finish in the top six.

Sunderland have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games (W1 D4 L5). Southampton are [1.49] in the Draw No Bet market.

Ronald Koeman’s side have picked up just one point from their last four Premier League away matches. Sunderland are [4.3] to win.

The Black Cats have scored just five goals in their last 10 league outings and never more than once in a single game in this run. Southampton are [3.9] to keep a clean sheet.