Sunderland

Also known as: The Black Cats

Ground: Stadium of Light

Capacity: 48,707

Year Formed: 1879

Website: www.safc.com 

FootyMad Site: www.sunderland-mad.co.uk

Manager: Simon Grayson (since 29th June 2017)

Odds to win the League: 18/1. Odds for Promotion: 11/2 Top Six Finish: 9/4 Odds for Relegation: 11/1 (as of 31st July)

Summer 2017 Transfers: (Up to 31st July)

In:

Brendan Galloway (loan), Tyias Browning (loan), Aiden McGeady, James Vaughan, Lewis Grabban (loan), Jason Steele.

Out:

Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini (loan), Vito Mannone.

RELEASED:

Jan Kirchoff, John O’Shea, Sebastian Larsson, Joleon Lescott, Steven Pienaar, Victor Anichebe, George Brady, Will Buckley, Dan Casey, Carl Lawson, Oliver Pain.

2016-2017:

League (Premier League): W: 6 D: 6 L: 26 F: 29 A: 69 GD: -40 Points: 24

Home Record: W: 3 D: 5 L: 11 F: 16 A: 34 (Division rank: 20th)

Away Record: W: 3 D: 1 L: 15 F: 13 A: 35 (Division rank: 18th)

Pos: 20th.

Top Scorer: Jermain Defoe (15)

Worst Discipline: Billy Jones (8 yellows)

FA Cup: Third Round Replay

Burnley (Sam Vokes 44, Andre Gray 83) 2-0 Sunderland

League Cup: Fourth Round

Southampton (Sofiane Boufal 66) 1-0 Sunderland

Last Five League Positions: 20th (Premier League), 17th (Premier League), 16th (Premier League), 14th (Premier League), 17th (Premier League)

 

Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 14 D: 12 L: 8

Last season v Barnsley: N/A

Last meetings with Barnsley:

10/03/07 Barnsley 0-2 Sunderland (Grant Leadbitter 66, David Connolly 90)

21/10/06 Sunderland (Dean Whitehead 82, Chris Brown 88) 2-0 Barnsley

Last Five Results v Barnsley: won 2-0, won 2-0, won 3-1, lost 3-2, won 1-0.

Meet in 2017-2018 on: Saturday 26th August at Oakwell & Monday 1st January at Stadium of Light.