Sunderland v Southampton team news & stats

Date published: Friday 6th November 2015 1:03

Sunderland: Beat Newcastle in last game at Stadium of Light

Sunderland will hope to make it back-to-back Premier League wins at the Stadium of Light when they host Southampton on Saturday.

Team news

Sunderland will be without Lee Cattermole, who has suffered a recurrence of a groin injury, but John O’Shea, Fabio Borini, Younes Kaboul and Ola Toivonen are all available after recent injuries.

Southampton are without Victor Wanyamo, who was sent off against Bournemouth last weekend, and strike pair Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long, who have knee and foot injuries respectively.

Opta stats

  • Since beating Southampton in May, Sunderland have won just one of their last six Premier League games at the Stadium of Light (W1 D3 L2), but that was last time out against Newcastle.
  • Last season Southampton inflicted Sunderland’s heaviest ever Premier League defeat when they won 8-0 at St Mary’s.
  • Southampton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L6) but are unbeaten in the last five (W1 D4).
  • Sunderland have failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 of their last 12 Premier League matches.
  • Sunderland have allowed their opponents 69 shots on target against them this season, more than any other team.
  • Sunderland have the lowest average possession figure in the Premier League so far this season (41.7%).
  • Southampton have now scored the most headed goals this season in the Premier League (six), twice as many as they did in 2014-15 overall.
  • Sadio Mané has been directly involved in seven Southampton goals in his last eight Premier League appearances (three goals, four assists).
  • Graziano Pellè has attempted more headed shots than any other Premier League player this season (16), scoring with three of these.
  • Just three of Graziano Pellè’s 18 Premier League goals have come away from home (17%).


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