A statistical look at Saturday’s clash
The Baggies have more Premier League victories over Sunderland than any other team. Albion have recorded nine wins over the Black Cats, with six of those coming at The Hawthorns.
Four of the last five meetings have been draws. The other game finished 1-0 to Albion back in October 2015 when Saido Berahino scored the winner.
The last time Sunderland won at The Hawthorns was back in March 2007. Goals from Dwight Yorke and Stern John helped the visitors to a 2-1 Championship win. Jonny Evans played for Sunderland that afternoon.
The two sides have met 75 times in the league in West Bromwich. The Baggies have won 38 of those matches, with Sunderland claiming 18 victories. There have been 19 draws. Albion have scored 140 goals, while the Black Cats have found the back of the net 101 times.
The reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light finished 1-1 back in early October. Nacer Chadli opened the scoring for the visitors, however, Patrick van Aanholt equalised late on to rescue a point for Sunderland.
Nacer Chadli opens the scoring at the Stadium of Light back in October
The Baggies have scored 11 headed goals in the Premier League so far this season, the joint-most in the division with Arsenal.
Tony Pulis’ men have taken 12 points from the last 15 on offer at home in the Premier League following wins over Burnley, Watford, Swansea and Hull.
Albion have scored 19 goals at The Hawthorns in the Premier League so far in 2016/17. Only Tottenham (25), Chelsea (28), Burnley (20), Liverpool (26) and Arsenal (21) have more home goals.
The Baggies have struck the woodwork three times in the Premier League this season. Saturday’s opponents Sunderland are the only side to have hit the frame less. Moyes’ men have only hit it once.
We are yet to receive a red card in the Premier League this season. Sunderland, on the other hand, have had three dismissals so far in 2016/17. Only Manchester City (4) have had more.
The Baggies have won four of their last five Premier League games at The Hawthorns
David Moyes’ side have lost their last four fixtures on the road, conceding 12 goals. Their only away victory in the Premier League came at Bournemouth in November.
Sunderland have taken four points from 10 away matches in the Premier League so far this season.
The Black Cats were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Burnley on Tuesday night. Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray booked the Clarets’ place in the fourth round.
Sunderland are the only team in the Premier League yet to score a headed goal.
Jermain Defoe has scored 12 goals in the Premier League this season. Only Diego Costa (14), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (14), Alexis Sanchez (14) and Harry Kane (13) have more.
Jermain Defoe is Sunderland's top scorer in the Premier League this season