To be played on Saturday 21st February 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Odds: Sunderland 17/10, Draw 23/10, West Brom 21/10
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is under real pressure heading into the league game against West Brom this weekend.
His team were well beaten in the FA Cup last weekend and it will be interesting to see how he reacts and whether he makes many team changes.
The Premier League is now his club’s only priority over the rest of the season and the main aim is to put points on the board and start climbing the table away from danger as quickly as possible.
West Brom will head into the game full of confidence after a great 4-0 win against West Ham in their last match.
Tony Pulis is a very experienced manager and he’ll try to find a way of exploiting the pressure surrounding Poyet and using it to the advantage of his team.
West Brom aren’t out of danger by any means, as they’re only four points above the bottom three but they have a little bit of momentum.
Sunderland could move up the table one place if they get a win, while the Baggies could move up two places if they get a win and other results go their way.
- Vito Mannone
- Wes Brown
- Billy Jones
- John O'Shea
- Patrick van Aanholt
- Adam Johnson
- Jordi Gómez
- Sebastian Larsson
- Ricardo Álvarez
- Steven Fletcher
- Connor Wickham
“We tried our best and I think no regrets because everybody put in their best effort and their best ability to play under the circumstances”
- Ben Foster
- Craig Dawson
- Joleon Lescott
- Gareth McAuley
- Chris Brunt
- Craig Gardner
- James Morrison
- Stéphane Sessegnon
- Claudio Yacob
- Saido Berahino
- Brown Ideye
“He (Tony Pulis) set us a target of 10 clean sheets before the end of the season. If we can keep clean sheets we are going to get a good chunk of the points we need”
Lee Cattermole ★ probable Knee
Anthony Réveillere ★ probable Hamstring
Jermain Defoe ★ probable Calf
Youssuf Mulumbu ★★★ out Hamstring
Jonas Olsson ★ probable Achilles