The Canaries have lost just once in their 11 home league games against the Black Cats (W7 D3), however that loss came in their most recent meeting with Sunderland.
Indeed, the north-east club picked up all three points in April 2016, only their third league victory away to Norwich in 23 attempts.
Since the start of last season, no player has provided more open play assists than Norwich's Wes Hoolahan (10, level with Sone Aluko and Tommy Smith).
Sunderland have won only two of their last 22 league games (D5 L15), although both wins came on the road - 2-0 vs Hull in May and 4-0 vs Crystal Palace in February.
The Canaries have lost only once in their last 12 home Championship matches, winning eight and drawing three.
This will be Sunderland's first away game in the second tier since May 2007 where they beat Luton Town (5-0). Indeed, the Black Cats have won eight of their last 10 on the road in the Championship (D1 L1).