Predicted Sunderland and Swansea line-ups

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Here is how we predict Sunderland and Swansea will line up this week.

To be played on Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 14:00. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Odds: Sunderland 13/5, Draw 9/4, Swansea 11/10

Sunderland welcome Swansea City to the Stadium of Light on Saturday with the Black Cats in desperate need of their first point or three of the season.

Dick Advocaat’s side are bottom of the table after two matches with a goal-difference of minus-four and something has to change quickly if they do not want to spend another season desperately fighting for survival.

Not that it will be easy against a Swansea side that has already taken a point off Chelsea and defeated Newcastle United 2-0 with their summer signings quickly settling at the Liberty Stadium.

In early team news, Sunderland are without Adam Johnson due to a shoulder injury while Jordi Gomez is side-lined with a knee problem.

As for Swansea, they are almost at full-strength with only Ki Sung-yueng a minor doubt with a hamstring injury.

A win for Swansea and they could climb into the top four while for Sunderland it is all about getting off the bottom of the table quickly and permanently.

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Jeremain Lens
  • Duncan Watmore

Swansea predicted lineup

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Neil Taylor
  • Ashley Williams
  • André Ayew
  • Jack Cork
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Bafétimbi Gomis

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