Confirmed: Sunderland v Aston Villa lineups

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Sunderland will take on Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League this afternoon.

Sunderland and Aston Villa will face each other in the Premier League in an hour's time.

The Black Cats will host the Villans at the Stadium of Light in a game between two sides in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just eight points from 19 matches.

Remi Garde’s team are as many as 11 points behind 17th-placed Swansea City and have to pick up wins in order to survive in the Premier League.

The Villans will head into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Norwich City away from home at Carrow Road.

Sunderland are second from bottom in the standings with only 12 points from 19 games.

Sam Allardyce’s side lost all of their league matches in December, and things are looking dire for them.

The Black Cats will head into this afternoon’s match on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at home.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Vito Mannone
  • Wes Brown
  • Billy Jones
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Adam Johnson
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Fabio Borini
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Duncan Watmore

Substitutes: Costel Pantilimon, Sebastián Coates, DeAndre Yedlin, Danny Graham, Steven Fletcher, Jeremain Lens, Ola Toivonen.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Alan Hutton
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Micah Richards
  • Carles Gil
  • Jack Grealish
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Rudy Gestede

Substitutes: Mark Bunn, Ciaran Clark, Jores Okore, Kieran Richardson, Scott Sinclair, Libor Kozák, Adama Traoré.

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