Sunderland Stats: Record-Equalling Stoke & League Doubles

After a weeks break due to Arsenal's FA Cup commitments, Sunderland will be looking to avenge the pathetic 4-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace at the first attempt as we continue to slip closer to the relegation zone with games running out. Opponents Stoke won their most recent game and find themselves in 9th position in the league. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Derby Hangover & the Lone Ranger

Sunderland come into this game against Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace on the back of a much needed three points against local rivals Newcastle thanks to Jermain Defoe's wonder strike. Opponents Palace have been in Champions League form since the arrival of Pardew in January and have won their last 4 of their last 5 games including a victory over reigning champions, Manchester City. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Is Advocaat's Record Really That Impressive & Poyet's Really That Bad? Find Out!

Another season, another sacking. This time its Gus Poyet's turn to be relieved of his duties by American billionaire tycoon, Ellis Short. Poyet leaves the club with just four wins all season and sitting just one point and place above the relegation zone. The man who has been given the task of dragging Sunderland over the line is the vastly experienced Dutchman, Dick Advocaat. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Club Record On the Line Against Aston Villa

Sunderland come into this relegation 'six-pointer' on the back of a 1-1 draw against bogey side Hull City and without a win in the last six games in all competitions. Opponents Aston Villa have had an incredible week, beating their local rivals twice, one of which was from a last minute penalty and the other to sent them to Wembley. Sunderland and Aston Villa are no strangers to each other having faced each other a club record 179 times with Villa winning 79 times – this could become a club record if Sunderland lose again. [More]