Sunderland vs Everton match preview

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

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The Independent Online

Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Monday was the Black Cats’ first win since beating Stoke at the start of October. They have won two of their last six league games and have picked up 11 points from their 10 league games so far this season.

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Everton have picked up as many points as Sunderland over the last six league games, having won two, drawn two and lost two. The Toffees have scored in all but one league game this season, Hull being the only team to keep them out.

Roberto Martinesz's side are four points from the relegation zone and four points from a Europa League spot, and will be seeking to move a step in the right direction over the weekend. Sunderland will hope to pull away from the relegation zone.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Sunderland 0 Everton 1 (Brown OG), Premier League, April 2014

Everton 0 Sunderland 1 (Ki), Premier League, December 2013

Sunderland 1 (Sessegnon) Everton 0, Premier League, April 2013

STATS…

Steven Fletcher has scored 11 headed goals in the Premier League since August 2011, only Peter Crouch can match that.

The last four meetings between Sunderland and Everton have been decided by a one goal margin, with both sides winning two.

Everton are winning the head-to-head record 70-63 in the league, with a further 25 draws.

Both sides have won one meeting in the last five at the Stadium of Light, with three matches ending in a draw.

 

ODDS…

Sunderland to win: 3.75

Everton to win: 2.0

Draw: 3.4

TV: Highlights on BBC 1 at 10.30pm

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