• Crystal Palace have won just two of their 20 Barclays Premier League games in the month of August (W2 D7 L11).
  • Sunderland have picked up just three points in their last six Barclays Premier League games (D3 L3).
  • Despite both teams playing in the Premier League for numerous seasons, this will be the first meeting of the pair in this competition.
  • Excluding play-offs, Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three league clashes with Sunderland (W2 D1) and have kept a clean sheet in each match.
  • The Black Cats have lost six of their last eight league matches away from home in the Premier League (D1 W1).
  • Sunderland have won just two of their last 11 Premier League trips to London (D2 L7).
  • The Eagles have lost just three of their last 25 home matches in league competition (W13 D9 L3 – including playoffs).
  • Only Newcastle (5.9%) and West Brom (23.1%) have poorer shooting accuracy so far this season than Sunderland (28.6%) in the Premier League.
  • On the day of this match, it’ll be 3052 days since Palace last won a home match in the Premier League. That victory came on 23rd April 2005, when they defeated Liverpool 1-0.
  • Marouane Chamakh has scored just one goal in his last six hours and 23 minutes of Premier League football, but this came last weekend against Stoke City.