• Sunderland have won once in their last 13 Premier League contests with West Brom (D4 L8) - winning 2-0 in May 2014.
  • Tony Pulis has avoided defeat in his last six Premier League matches against Sunderland (W1 D5), keeping five clean sheets.
  • However, Pulis' teams have failed to score in six of their last eight top-flight meetings with Sunderland (two scored in total).
  • The last two instances of Sunderland at home to WBA have finished 0-0; only twice before has an exact PL fixture ended 0-0 in three consecutive occasions (Aston Villa at home to Coventry & Middlesbrough at home to Leeds).
  • Defoe has scored 23 goals for Sunderland in the Premier League, but only eight have come at the Stadium of Light for the club (35%).
  • Sunderland are winless in their last 25 Premier League games in August/September but in October they have surged to three wins in their last seven.
  • West Brom have won only three of their last 14 Premier League games in October.
  • Tony Pulis's men have scored five goals in their last two Premier League games, as many as they had managed in their previous 10 outings.
  • David Moyes has not seen his team(s) keep a clean sheet in the last seven Premier League games he's managed. His record is 16 games without one at Everton in 2012-13.
  • WBA have the lowest passing accuracy in the Premier League this season (67.3%), lower than all but three of the 24 teams in the Championship in 2016-17.