Connor Wickham has scored three goals in his last two PL appearances after netting just one in his first 37.
Only Norwich City (eight) have taken fewer away points this season than Cardiff City (10).
Cardiff are the only team yet to concede an own goal in the Premier League this season.
Sunderland, in contrast, have conceded more than any other side in 2013-14 (6).
Sunderland have scored as many goals in the past two Premier League games (4) as in their previous eight outings.
Sunderland are the only team to have played fewer than 500 Premier League games but have more than 50 red cards (53 in total). They lead the division this season with seven.
Cardiff City are the only team in Premier League history (46 teams in total) never to receive a red card.
The Red Dragons have conceded more goals from counter-attacks than any other side this season (8).
Sunderland have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League home games.
Sunderland have taken only eight points from 15 games against teams currently in the bottom half of the table, 10 fewer than any other side. They have scored just one goal in six home games against the teams currently in the bottom half.