Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Swansea City are in the relegation mix.
However, a run of four straight losses ahead of the weekend saw them drop into the bottom three and their latest draw with West Ham after leading 2-0 has done little to boost morale.
Co-commentating for BBC Radio Five Live, Sutton feels Norwich’s inability to see games out will cost them as rivals Sunderland, Newcastle United and Swansea City begin to pick up form.
"I think Norwich are down if they don’t get a win today. I just think you look at Liverpool 3-1 up last week and lose, two goals up today, this will do Norwich so much damage psychologically,” he said.
Norwich have goals in their team, yet their brittle defence has been a cause for concern for much of the season and in recent weeks they’ve not been able to see out games when well-positioned.
It’s a bad trait to pick up, and one which will hinder their chances of survival.
Sunderland’s win over Manchester United lifts them to within one point and striking distance of Alex Neil’s side, while Swansea’s recent good form has seen them move up to 16th in the table.
With it looking like being two from four to join Aston Villa on their way to the Championship, it’s hard to envisage Norwich escaping on current form.