Strong 4-1-4-1 line-up: Predicted Sunderland side to play Norwich

Here is how we predict Norwich City and Sunderland will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 11:45. Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich

Odds: Norwich 7/5, Draw 11/5, Sunderland 21/10

Sunderland travel to Carrow Road on Saturday to take on Norwich City in a vital Premier League clash.

The Black Cats are currently 18th in the table with six matches remaining while the Canaries are one place and four points better off having played a game more.

That makes Saturday’s encounter a relegation six-pointer with Norwich knowing that if they win they will all but seal their top-flight status for another season, seemingly condemning both Sunderland and Newcastle United to the second tier in the process.

Alternatively, if Sunderland win they will know they have a great chance of survival and they are in a rare position of being cheered on – albeit reluctantly – by Newcastle fans for a change.

In early team news, Norwich are without Alex Tettey due to an ankle injury while Timm Klose and Russell Martin are both rated at 75 per cent to recover from a knee injury and a knock respectively.

As for Sunderland, they have a clean bill of health heading into this game, so with that in mind here is how we expect the two sides to line up on Saturday:

Norwich predicted lineup

  • John Ruddy
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Martin Olsson
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Robbie Brady
  • Jonny Howson
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Dieumerci Mbokani
  • Steven Naismith

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Vito Mannone
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Jan Kirchhoff
  • Lamine Koné
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • DeAndre Yedlin
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Wahbi Khazri
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Fabio Borini
  • Jermain Defoe

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