Premier League: Sunderland v Norwich match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Stadium of Light

Sunderland have the opportunity to push themselves further away from the relegation zone and leapfrog Norwich when the canaries visit Wearside on Sunday.

The Black Cats will be especially keen to do so considering their disappointing result in the capital against QPR last weekend. They will also be buoyed by the fact that Chris Hughton’s team have only won one of their last 10 league games.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Norwich though because Sunderland have lost four of their last five games and have been well below par for much of the season.

Sunderland will look to Stephane Sessegnon who has scored two goals in his last three games, almost doubling his tally, to provide them with the necessary impetuous to take all three points.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Norwich 2 (Bassong & Pilkington) Sunderland 1 (Gardner), December 2012

Sunderland 3 (Campbell, Sessegnon, Ayala OG) Norwich 0, February 2012

Norwich 2 (Barnett & Morison) Sunderland 1 (Richardson), September 2011

 

STATS…

Norwich have both scored and conceded most of their goals in the final five minutes of matches.

Martin O’Neil’s side have had just eight different players score for them in the league and are the division’s 15 lowest scoring team.

The Canaries have only taken three points on one occasion where they have behind in a game.

Sunderland have failed to win in any of their last four home matches in all competitions.

 

ODDS…

Sunderland to win: 2.05

Norwich to win: 3.6

Draw: 3.4

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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