• Sunderland have won six of their last seven encounters with Hull City.
  • Hull have scored only one Barclays Premier League goal in 2014, fewer than other side.
  • There have been five red cards in five Premier League meetings between these two sides, including two for Sunderland in the reverse fixture earlier this season (Cattermole and Dossena).
  • The Tigers are the only Premier League team not to win a game in 2014 (D1 L4).
  • Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has the best saves to shots rate in the Premier League this season (83%).
  • Four different players (Ki, Johnson, Borini, Gardner) have taken a penalty for the Black Cats in the PL this season, a bigger spread than any other club.
  • 14 players have scored for Hull in the Premier League this season but none of them have more than three goals.
  • If only the second halves of games counted this season, Hull would be adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table by five points.
  • Sunderland have taken 10 points in 2014 (W3 D1 L1), only the top four sides have collected more.
  • Nikica Jelavic has played 10 hours and 40 minutes of Premier League football without a goal this season and 15 hours and 56 mins since his last one in March.