• Sunderland have won just one of their previous 11 Tyne-Wear home derbies against Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League (D5 L5).
  • Newcastle have scored in all 11 of their previous Barclays Premier League away games versus Sunderland.
  • There have been five red cards given in the last six Premier League derbies between these two sides.
  • The Black Cats have not won any of their last 12 Premier League games (L9 D3). Prior to their 3-0 victory over Newcastle in April, Sunderland had gone nine PL games without a win.
  • Sunderland have not scored more than one goal in a single Premier League games since their 3-0 victory over Newcastle on April 14th - 14 games ago.
  • Newcastle have won four Premier League games away from home in 2013; all by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Sunderland are only the fourth team in the history of the Premier League to have won as few as one point from their opening eight games of the season. The only team to survive were Southampton in 1998-99.
  • Lee Probert has given out just two yellow cards and one red card in his five Premier League matches as a referee in 2013-14 so far.
  • Newcastle have scored more goals from outside the box than any other side this season (5).
  • Shola Ameobi has scored seven goals in the Premier League against Sunderland - four more than he has netted against any other side in the competition.