Dusan Tadic has had a hand in six goals in only three Premier League matches against Sunderland (two goals, four assists)
David Moyes needs one more point to reach the 700-point mark as a Premier League manager. Only Sir Alex Ferguson (1,752), Arsene Wenger (1,490) and Harry Redknapp (875) can boast better hauls.
Moyes is also unbeaten in his last eight Premier League matches against Southampton, although five of these have been draws.
Jermain Defoe has scored in five successive Premier League away appearances – only five players have scored in six or more in a row, with Robin van Persie’s run of nine matches in 2010/11 the record.
Southampton manager Claude Puel: “It will be a difficult game, because it’s a team with character and a good defensive line. It will be tough to find space, but it’s our job and our work to find solutions."
Sunderland manager David Moyes: "If we can go to Southampton and get a point it would be a good result, but we want to go there and win."