Premier League: Sunderland v Stoke match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland will be looking to continue their recent run of good form when they take on Stoke at home on Wednesday.

After knocking Manchester United out of the League Cup last week, Sunderland have started a stirring comeback that could ensure their survival in the Premier League this season. Despite having the lowest number of points in the league, along with Cardiff and West Ham, Sunderland have won five out of their last six games in all competitions. As well as beating Man Utd in the League Cup, Sunderland have also beaten Man City and Chelsea in the Premier League. Stoke are currently four points clear of the relegation zone and have only secured victory in one of their last 6 matches. Stoke’s last away win in the Premier League came back in August last year, so will be hoping to break the long running streak when they travel to the Stadium of Light.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

PAST MEETINGS…

Stoke 2 (Adam, Nzonzi) Sunderland 0, Premier League, November 2013

Sunderland 1 (O’Shea) Stoke 1 (Walters), Premier League, May 2013

Stoke 0 Sunderland 0, Premier League, October 2012

Stoke 0 Sunderland 1 (McClean), Premier League, February 2012

 

STATS…

There have been red cards in three of the last four Barclays Premier League meetings between Sunderland and Stoke.

Stoke have the worst away record in the Barclays Premier League this season with just five points from 11 games and a goal difference of -16.

Sunderland have conceded five own goals this season, more than any other side in the Barclays Premier League.

There have been just five goals scored in the last four Premier League games between Stoke and Sunderland.

ODDS…

Sunderland to win: 2.1

Stoke to win: 3.6

Draw: 3.25

TV: Highlights on BBC 1 at 10.35pm

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