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  • April 9, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • Referee: P. Walton
  • • Attendance: 41586
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Preview: Sunderland - West Brom

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



PROBABLE LINE-UPS

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.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

 


LAST MEETING


August 21, 2010: West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

Peter Odemwingie scored the only goal of the game on his debut, and the Baggies got their first points of the season.

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sunderland

West Bromwich Albion

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sunderland AFC SUN
Sunderland AFC Sunderland
Draw
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
West Bromwich Albion FC West Bromwich Albion
57%
23%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Sunderland AFC SUN
1 - 1
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
Sunderland AFC SUN
1 - 0
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
Sunderland AFC SUN
2 - 1
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA

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