The Black Cats will take on Everton at home in the Premier League knowing that a win will keep them safe.
Given the Toffees’ disappointing performances and results in recent weeks, many Sunderland fans will expect a win for their team.
Even if Sunderland lose on Wednesday evening, they will retain their Premier League status for next season if they pick up all three points against Watford away from home at Vicarage Road next weekend.
Allardyce has made it clear that Sunderland cannot get complacent and has warned the fans against thinking that the job is done.
BIG SAM: "Don't come to @StadiumOfLight with the expectation that it's job done because it isn't..."— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 9, 2016
BIG SAM: "There will be an instinctive response from Everton so it's by no means a forgone conclusion. On Saturday we had outstanding..."— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 9, 2016
BIG SAM: "...Support and attitude and it got the fans off their seats. Wednesday is all about the result."— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 9, 2016
Allardyce is being pragmatic, and that is how it should be given that the Black Cats could lose their final two league matches and go down to the Championship.
The positive for Sunderland is that they have their destiny in their own hands.