Did you know?
Sunderland have failed to win any of their three Premier League home matches against Crystal Palace, drawing two and losing one.
There has been a goal in the 80th minute or later in five of the six Premier League meetings between these sides, including four strikes in the 90th minute.
Christian Benteke has scored six goals in seven Premier League meetings with Sunderland (including his first PL hat-trick in April 2013), more than he has against any other opponent.
Since the start of last season, Scott Dann has scored seven Premier League goals – two more than any other Crystal Palace player and two more than any other defender in the division.
What the managers say
David Moyes: "We have felt much better since winning in midweek but we did a lot of good things in the Tottenham game."
Alan Pardew: "I think Sunderland are a side trying to find that first win. There's extra pressure on them and they could feel that on Saturday."