Tottenham should be comfortable winners over Sunderland base on the core stats of each team.
Tottenham Hotspur host Sunderland this weekend in a match where they’ll be looking to react to defeat against Crystal Palace in their last game.
It’s also a great opportunity for Gus Poyet’s side to silence the Tottenham home support and improve their own position, as they look to climb the Premier League table and get away from danger.
The major difference in terms of goals for and against is that Tottenham have scored substantially more than the Black Cats.
That will give Mauricio Pochettino confidence that his side will have too much up front, even if the game doesn’t start as he may be hoping for.
Tottenham are also ahead in a number of other key areas, which suggests they should be able to dominate the midfield battle, pass well and maintain pressure over Sunderland, making it difficult for Poyet’s team to get any foothold in the game.
Tottenham are playing wider, showing a greater ability to read the play, tackling more and protecting the ball more effectively in terms of their passing stats.