Predicted Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland line-ups

Match to be played on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: White Hart Lane, London.

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday when they take on Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

North London outfit Tottenham will head into this weekend’s round of matches in the English top flight placed sixth in the league table with 34 points from 21 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Spurs’ seven-game unbeaten run came to an end last weekend when they went down 2-1 to Crystal Palace in the London derby at Selhurst Park.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, though, recovered on Wednesday when they got the better of Burnley 4-2 at home in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Meanwhile, Sunderland currently find themselves just a point and two places above the Premier League relegation zone.

The Black Cats will head into Saturday’s match on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Stadium of Light.

Gus Poyet’s side have made a disappointing start to the New Year, and they will be looking to kickstart their campaign with victory over Spurs in North London.

Predicted line-ups:

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Stambouli, Dembele; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane

Sunderland XI: Pantilimon; Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt; Johnson, Larsson, Rodwell, Giaccherini; Wickham, Defoe

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