• Hull have won just one of their previous four home Premier League games against Sunderland (W1 D1 L2) and have never scored more than once in any of those matches.
  • After beating Hull in their first four Premier League contests, Sunderland have won just one of their last five against them, though this was the reverse fixture 3-0 this season (D1 L3).
  • Victor Anichebe scored twice in Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Hull in November but hasn’t scored in his 12 Premier League games since.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored four times in five Premier League games against Hull.
  • However, Defoe’s goalless run in the Premier League now stands at 10 appearances and 945 minutes since scoring against Crystal Palace on February 4th.
  • A win for Marco Silva would see him equal Steve Bruce’s record of seven home wins in a Premier League season for Hull set in 2013/14.
  • Silva hasn’t lost a home league match as a manager since March 2014 while manager of Portuguese side Estoril (W34 D7).
  • Hull are the only side to not score against Sunderland so far this season in the Premier League.
  • By the end of the Premier League season, Sunderland will have spent 261 days in the relegation zone, the joint 5th most in a single season for a side.
  • Sunderland could secure two wins in the same season against a single club for the first time in 2016-17 and for only the third occasion since 2013-14. The other two occasions were both against Newcastle (in 2013-14 and 2014-15).