Sunderland will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup today.
Gus Poyet’s Sunderland side have lost their last two league matches and are in real danger of suffering relegation to the Championship.
Meanwhile, Fulham have come into some good form of late and have won their last three matches in all competitions.
The Cottagers got the better of fellow Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-3 on penalties in the third round of the FA Cup, before registering back-to-back wins against Reading and Nottingham Forest in the league.
While Sunderland will probably be favourites to win today, Fulham’s chances cannot be written off just yet, especially as the London outfit will be determined to maintain their winning run.
It promises to be an exciting clash at the Stadium of Light, and here is how Sunderland and Fulham will line up:
SAFC XI: Mannone, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea ©, Coates, Vergini, Bridcutt, Larsson, Rodwell, Fletcher, Defoe.— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) January 24, 2015
Subs: Pantilimon, Wickham, Gomez, Graham, Alvarez, Giaccherini, Buckley.— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) January 24, 2015