Sunderland are looking to stop Southampton extending a record-breaking run at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Saints are targeting their sixth game without defeat on the road in the Premier League.
They are unbeaten in all five away matches so far this season, their best ever away start to a campaign in the post-World War Two era.
Leicester are the only other club undefeated away from home in the Premier League so far.
Sunderland’s only win this season was against Newcastle in the derby.
And while Southampton are undefeated away from home, they won only one of those games - their 3-1 triumph at Chelsea.
All the other away games were draws - 2-2 at Newcastle, 0-0 at Watford and West Brom, and 1-1 at Liverpool.