Opta Stats: Sunderland v Stoke

6May 2013

England - Premier League


Two wins in a row have seen Stoke rise to safety, but Sunderland are just two points clear of the relegation zone. Can they get the result they need?


Sunderland have won three and lost none of their four previous Barclays Premier League home meetings with Stoke, keeping four clean sheets in the process. A Sunderland win is available at 2.2.


Only in three other fixtures in Premier League history has the away team played more than four games without scoring, and two of those also involve Stoke (at Liverpool and Man City (both five). A Sunderland clean sheet can be backed at 2.48.


The Black Cats failed to muster a single shot on target in the 0-0 draw at the Britannia back in October. The odds on another 0-0 draw is 8.4.


Sunderland average just 0.84 points per game in May, the worst record of all teams to have played 20+ games in the month. You can lay Sunderland at 2.24.


Stoke City are now on the longest current winning run in the Premier League (two games). Another Stoke win is priced at 4.0.


Just 5% of Sunderland's league goals this season have been headers; a league-low. A Stoke clean sheet is 3.75.


Stoke City have hit the target with only 38% of their total shots this season, the worst record in the top-flight. Sunderland are 3.5 to win to nil.


Sunderland have won 38% of games David Vaughan has played in this season (8/21) and just 7% without him (1/14). Vaughan is 12.0 to score against Stoke.


Asmir Begovic has caught 77 crosses in the league this season, but made just five punches. Stoke are 6.0 to win to nil.


Sunderland have conceded more fouls in their defensive third than any other top-flight team this campaign (125). The Black Cats are available at 3.3 in the most bookings market.



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Keywords: Opta Stats, Sunderland, Stoke

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