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Stats Zone: Sunderland

The facts and figures ahead of tomorrow's trip to the North East

16 February 2018

The Match in Numbers

1 – Sunderland haven’t scored more than once on home soil since November

2 – Both of The Black Cats home wins this season have come by a single goal

4 – Draws between the two sides

5 – Brentford wins over Sunderland

9 – Black Cats wins over The Bees

18 – Only Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County have taken the lead in more games than The Bees this term

21 – By contrast, Chris Coleman’s side have fallen behind in a league-high 21 games this campaign

71 – The 18 meetings between the two sides averages just under four goals a game

90 – Sunderland have been ahead in front of their own fans for fewer minutes than any other second tier side

148 – Only Ipswich have faced more shots on target than Sunderland this campaign

1988 – Our last defeat to The Black Cats, two wins, two draws since

The First Meeting

Brentford 1 Sunderland 5, Division One, 16 November 1935 

Brentford: Mathieson, Astley, Poyser, Burns, James, Watson, Hopkins, Robson, Holliday, Scott, Fletcher

Black Cats run riot to rack up impressive win over Bees at Griffin Park

The Last Meeting 

Brentford 3 Sunderland 3, Sky Bet Championship, 21 October 2017

Brentford: Bentley, Dalsgaard, Egan, Bjelland, Clarke, Yennaris, Woods, Sawyers (McEachran), Jozefzoon, Watkins (Canos), Vibe (Maupay)

Florian Jozefzoon scores one and sets two up as Bees and Black Cats share six goals at Griffin Park


Tickets for Saturday's first-ever trip to the Stadium of Light are on General Sale now. Back Dean and the boys in the North East with tickets priced at £25 adults, £19 seniors, £16 young persons, and just £1 juniors. Buy your tickets online here.


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