STAR PREVIEW Ghouls aplenty at the Stadium Of Fright

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n the halloween theme, the Premier League swings back into action at the Stadium Of Fright at 12.30pm on Saturday with Sunderland playing host to the Gunners.It’s been the scariest of starts to the season for Sunderland’s beleaguered supporters and it looks increasingly likely that their top flight survival run will come to an end.They’ve managed the Houdini act in the last two seasons but already there looks an air of relegation about the side this season and the Gunners will be in no mood for charity given they get chance to strike first this weekend and go to the top of a very compact table.Sunderland have amassed just two points from nine points this season and were also knocked out of the EFL Cup this week by Southampton – a match which has seen the FA charge Sunderland boss David Moyes with misconduct over his behaviour in the 1-0 defeat.About the only positive I can find for Sunderland is that they held the Gunners 0-0 in the same fixture last season which might be there best hope again given Sunderland have failed to score in each of their last three games.Moyes said: “Our confidence is good and the players know they are doing better.“The results haven’t shown that but the last two results could have been different.“We want the fans in full voice but what we do on the pitch will determine that so we need to get them off their seats.”In contrast Arsenal visit Wearside on an incredible unbeaten run of 13 games – their only setback being the dramatic 3-4 loss to Liverpool on the opening weekend.Arsenal trio Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla will all face late fitness tests.Sunderland v ArsenalPremier League12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Apr 2016 PREMIE R Sunderland 0-0 ArsenalJan 2016 FA CUP Arsenal 3-1 SunderlandDec 2015 PREMIER Arsenal 3-1 SunderlandMay 2015 PREMIER Arsenal 0-0 SunderlandOct 2014 PREMIER Sunderland 0-2 ArsenalFeb 2014 PREMIER Arsenal 4-1 SunderlandSep 2013 PREMIER Sunderland 1-3 ArsenalFeb 2013 PREMIER Sunderland 0-1 ArsenalAug 2012 PREMIER Arsenal 0-0 SunderlandFeb 2012 FA CUP Sunderland 2-0 ArsenalTrick or treat? Arsenal HT/FT isn’t terribly original but at 11/10 with Star Sports looks too good to pass by.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ARSENAL/ARSENAL on the HT/FT market 12 points at 11/10 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +94.03 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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