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Sunderland v West Brom Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts and More

O’Neill’s Sunderland meet Clarke’s West Brom at the Stadium of Light.

Before last weekend’s restorative 3-1 win at Fulham, Sunderland were comfortably the most boring side the in the league but now have some momentum to take into this clash with Steve Clarke’s high-flying West Brom. Clarke has assembled a slick counter-attacking machine at the Hawthorns and his side are currently mounting an unlikely challenge for a European place. Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill can only dream of such heights at present but may fancy his chances at victory here.

SOURCE: fanatix

Venue Stadium of Light, Saturday 12.45pm

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Last season Sunderland 2 West Brom 2

Referee Mike Dean

This season’s matches 9 Y27, R1, 3.11 cards per game

Odds Sunderland 7-5 West Brom 2-1 Draw 12-5

Sunderland

Subs from Westwood, Kilgallon, Saha, Bramble, Gardner, Vaughan, McClean, McFadden, Campbell, Ji, Wickham, Reed

Doubtful None

Injured Brown (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Form guide WLLDDL

Disciplinary record Y18 R0

Leading scorer Fletcher 6

West Brom

Subs from L Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, El Ghanassy, Brunt, Dorrans, Jara, Tamas, Fortuné, Thorne, Dawson, Roofe, Sawyers

Doubtful None

Injured Mulumbu (hamstring, 28 Nov), Foster (groin, 8 Dec), Reid (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Form guide WWWLLW

Disciplinary record Y19 R1

Leading scorers Long, Odemwingie 4

SOURCE: Guardian

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Head-to-head

West Brom are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W4, D1).

Six of the last seven league meetings between the sides have produced a minimum of three goals.

Sunderland

Sunderland’s victory against Fulham last weekend was only their second win in 19 Premier League games.

The Black Cats have won just one of their last eight Premier League home games.

Martin O’Neill’s side have scored only three Premier League home goals this season – the worst record in the division.

They have won the last six Premier League games in which Stephane Sessegnon has scored.

West Brom

West Brom are looking to win four consecutive games for the first time in the top flight since October 1980.

Just one of the Baggies’ seven league wins this season has come away from home (2-1 v Wigan).

West Brom have won two of their last 11 Premier League away games (W2, D4, L5).

They are the only team yet to concede a goal in the opening 30 minutes of a Premier League game this season.

SOURCE: BBC

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