Opta Stats: West Ham United v Sunderland

Sunderland are desperately in need of a win against West Ham. Opta crunches the numbers so you don’t have to.

Sunderland have lost just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League games against West Ham (W3 D3 L1). You can lay the Hammers at 1.8810/11.

Jermain Defoe has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances against former club West Ham United. Defoe is 2.915/8 to score.

The Hammers have won just one of their last 12 Premier League matches (W1 D5 L6). A Sunderland win is 5.04/1.

Sunderland have won one of their last 12 Premier League matches (W1 D4 L7), but none of the last six away (W0 D3 L3). You can back the draw at 3.711/4.

Morgan Amalfitano has scored three goals from just four shots on target for West Ham. He is 4.57/2 to score.

The Black Cats have netted just one goal in their last five Premier League matches. West Ham are 2.486/4 to keep a clean sheet.

Only Sunderland (7) and QPR (5) have picked up fewer points than West Ham (8) since Christmas. You can back Sunderland at 3.412/5 in the Draw No Bet market.

Sunderland have fired in fewer shots than any other team in the top flight this season (204). Under 2.5 goals is 1.865/6.

Sunderland have won the lowest proportion of games where they have been leading of any team in the top flight this season (40%). West Ham are 3.052/1 to win half-time/full-time.

West Ham have the highest tally of headers on target (39) and headed goals this season (15). Sakho is 2.26/5 to score.