Preview: Sunderland - West Brom
Steve Bruce's side look their for first goal in 440 minutes of football against a Baggies side who have failed to keep a clean sheet in 29 Premier League games
By Simon Sinclair
Sunderland: Mignolet; Onouha, Mensah, Turner, Bardsley; Henderson, Muntari, Cattermole, Sessegnon; Welbeck, Gyan.
West Bromwich Albion: Carson; Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey; Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Thomas; Odemwingie, Cox.
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- Sunderland have not won in the Premier League in seven games, with their last victory being a 2-1 win over Blackpool on January 22.
- The Black Cats have not scored in 440 minutes of football since Asamoah Gyan scored against Tottenham back in February.
- Sunderland have kept 12 clean sheets this season, which is a joint third with Manchester United.
- Sunderland and West Brom have had trouble conceding early goals, as both teams have shipped in eight each in the first 15 minutes of their matches.
- Steve Bruce’s side have scored only 18 goals at home this season. Only Birmingham (16) have scored fewer.
- West Brom are currently unbeaten in six Premier League games.
- The Baggies' last clean sheet in the Premier League came against Sunderland on August 21, 2010, in a 1-0 victory at the Hawthorns. Since then Roy Hodgson's charges have had the dubious distinction of going 29 league games without keeping a clean sheet.
- Chris Brunt has 11 assists this season. Only Manchester United's Nani (16) has more in the top flight.
- West Brom have received six red cards this season, and are level with Arsenal when concerning sending-offs. No other side has been shown as many reds this term.
- Hodgson’s men have gone 14 games without winning consecutive games.
Peter Odemwingie scored the only goal of the game on his debut, and the Baggies got their first points of the season.
Top 3 Predictions
Sunderland 1-1 West Bromwich
- 15.79 %
Sunderland 1-0 West Bromwich
- 14.29 %
Sunderland 2-1 West Bromwich
- 12.78 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Sep 21, 2013||West Bromwich 3 - Sunderland 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Feb 23, 2013||West Bromwich 2 - Sunderland 1|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Nov 24, 2012||Sunderland 2 - West Bromwich 4|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Feb 25, 2012||West Bromwich 4 - Sunderland 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Oct 1, 2011||Sunderland 2 - West Bromwich 2|
|Dec 7, 2013||Sunderland 1 - Tottenham 2||EPL|
|Dec 4, 2013||Sunderland 3 - Chelsea 4||EPL|
|Nov 30, 2013||Aston Villa 0 - Sunderland 0||EPL|
|Nov 23, 2013||Stoke 2 - Sunderland 0||EPL|
|Nov 10, 2013||Sunderland 1 - Manchester City 0||EPL|
|27||Ahmed El Mohamady||Midfielder|
|30||Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş||Defender|