Sunderland will need to be wary of the threat of Sadio Mane when Southampton visit the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Saints forward has been directly involved in seven goals in his last eight Barclays Premier League appearances with three strikes and four assists.
Mane, who scored in this fixture last season, will be up against a Sunderland defence who have not kept a clean sheet in all but one of their last 12 BPL matches and have allowed their opponents a BPL-high 69 shots on target this season.
The Sunderland defenders will have prepared for an aerial battle with Graziano Pelle on Saturday. The Southampton striker's 16 headed shots this season, of three have scored, is the most in the BPL.
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Friday, November 6, 2015 8:01:00 AM