Sunderland v Aston Villa predicted lineups - Fletcher and Sinclair start

Sunderland and Aston Villa meet in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

To be played on Saturday 14th March 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Odds: Sunderland 13/10, Draw 21/10, Aston Villa 23/10

With just ten games to play this season, it's something of a relegation six-pointer at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland host Aston Villa on Saturday.

Sunderland sit just four points above the drop zone and one point ahead of opponents Villa ahead of their clash.

With just one win in the last ten games, Sunderland are in real danger of slipping into the relegation dogfight - and take on a buoyant Aston Villa side.

Tim Sherwood's men have now won two games in a row, both against West Bromwich Albion in two different competitions, and with spirits high, they'll be confident of a win on Wearside.

Sunderland could choose to bring in Steven Fletcher to partner Jermain Defoe in attack, whilst Adam Johnson remains in the wilderness amid off-field rumours.

Meanwhile, Villa will see Christian Benteke return but he's unlikely to start, meaning Gabriel Agbonlahor could lead the line for Sherwood this weekend.

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • John O'Shea
  • Anthony Réveillere
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Steven Fletcher

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jores Okore
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Fabian Delph
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

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