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Match Preview: Sunderland Vs Southampton

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Preview of Saturday's game at the Stadium of Light.

Clinical win followed by a calamitous defeat. Clean sheet followed by shipping goals. Welcome to SAFC Big Sam. Best of luck in working this club out.

Match Apointments
Referee: Mike Jones
Assistants: R West & D Eaton
4th Oficial: O Langford

Sunderland Team News
Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul and John O’Shea are all in contention for Saturday’s match at the Stadium of Light. The quartet have all trained this week and could be available for selection.

Southampton Team News
Southampton will be without Victor Wanayama tomorrow. Shane Long and Rodriguez remain sidelined.

Last 10 league meetings
02nd May 2015
Sunderland 2-1 Southampton
18th Oct 2014
Southampton 8-0 Sunderland
18th Jan 2014
Sunderland 2-2 Southampton
24th Aug 2013
Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
12nd May 2013
Sunderland 1-1 Southampton
22nd Dec 2012
Southampton 0-1 Sunderland
09th Apr 2007
Southampton 1-2 Sunderland
11th Nov 2006
Sunderland 1-1 Southampton
28th Jan 2003
Sunderland 0-1 Southampton
28th Dec 2002
Southampton 2-1 Sunderland

Form

Sunderland
Sun 1st Nov
Everton 6-2 Sunderland
Sun 25th Oct
Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle
Sat 17th Oct
West Brom 1-0 Sunderland
Sat 3rd Oct
Sunderland 2-2 West Ham
Sat 26th Sep
Man Utd 3-0 Sunderland
Sat 19th Sep
Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland

Southampton
Sun 1st Nov
Southampton 2-0 Bournemouth
Sun 25th Oct
Liverpool 1-1 Southampton
Sat 17th Oct
Southampton 2-2 Leicester
Sat 3rd Oct
Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
Sat 26th Sep
Southampton 3-1 Swansea
Sun 20th Sep
Southampton 2-3 Man Utd

Last Corresponding fixture

OPTA Facts 'n' Stats

Head-to-head
  • Sunderland have lost only one of their last 10 league and cup meetings against Southampton, albeit that was their Premier League record 8-0 defeat at St Mary's last season.
  • The Black Cats are unbeaten in six home games in all competitions versus the Saints (W3, D3), a run that stretches back to January 2003.
Sunderland
  • Sunderland have won only once in their last 14 Premier League games (D5, L8).
  • The Black Cats have scored five goals in three games under Sam Allardyce. They had only scored eight in eight games before he arrived.
  • No Premier League club has conceded more goals than the 25 let in by the Wearsiders, who have kept only one clean sheet.
  • Sunderland have allowed their opponents 69 shots on target against them this season, more than any other team.
Southampton
  • Southampton are unbeaten in five league games (W3, D2).
  • Despite an unbeaten away league record this season (W1, D4) Southampton have actually won just one of their last 12 on their travels.
  • Just three of Graziano Pelle's 18 Premier League goals have been scored in away matches.
  • Saints have scored a league-high six headed goals this season - twice as many as they did in the whole of 2014-15.
  • Southampton have only lost once in all competitions when new signing Virgil van Dijk has played (W5, D3).