Sunderland v Reading Opta Stats - December 11
The last three league meetings between Sunderland and Reading have all been settled by a 2-1 scoreline, with the Royals coming out on top twice.
Eight of the last nine goals in this fixture have been scored in the second half and four in the last 10 minutes of matches.
Sunderland have lost five of their last seven Premier League matches (W1 D1 L5).
Martin O'Neill's side have won only one of their last 11 Premier League fixtures at the Stadium of Light (W1 D6 L4).
Reading have suffered four successive Premier League defeats. Should they lose this game, it'll be their second longest run of defeats in their PL history (five games).
The Royals have won just two points away from home in the Premier League this season; the fewest of all sides (D2 L6).
No side have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Reading (1).
Sunderland have attempted only 46 shots on target in the Premier League this season; the fewest of all sides. However, 30 of these have come in their last five games, compared to just 16 in their opening 10 matches.
No side have attempted more crosses from open play that Reading this season in the Premier League (363).
Reading's total of nine points from 15 games is five fewer than this stage in 2007-08 (14) when they were relegated.