VENUE: Stadium of Light
Sunderland go lock horns with Cardiff in in round nine of the English championship both sides keen to land the maximum points.
Sunderland would be hoping to put behind their 1-1 away draw to Hull city in their last match with a at their backyard.
The black cats are currently in deep form coming into the match managing three losses, one draw and one win in their last five matches and they are currently in dire need of a win to boast their morale.
The hosts are currently twenty first in the championship log table with six points from eight matches and are swift return to the English topflight at the moment looks elusive.
Cardiff travel to face Sunderland hoping to knock of their frustrating 1-1 home draw to Sheffield Wednesday in their last championship encounter and seal a win on the road.
The visitors have been far from convincing off late managing only one win, two draws and suffered three losses in their last five matches.
The visitors currently lie third in the English championship with seventeen points from eight matches and a win in this could see them climb to the summit of table depending on other results.
Sunderland have won three of the last five matches between the two sides while Cardiff have managed one win and one draw in their last five matches.
Sunderland probable line-up- Steele, Jones, Kone, Browning, Matthews, Honeyman, Gooch, Ndong, Cattermole, Vaughan, Grabban
Cardiff probable line-up- Etheridge, Peltier, Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Ralls, Laing, Gunnarsson, Damour, Zohore, Hoilett
Last 5 matches: SUNDERLAND
|Last matches: SUNDERLAND|
|16.09.17||CHA||Hull City||Sunderland||1 : 1|
|12.09.17||CHA||Sunderland||Nottingham||0 : 1|
|09.09.17||CHA||Sunderland||Sheffield Utd||1 : 2|
|26.08.17||CHA||Barnsley||Sunderland||3 : 0|
|22.08.17||CC||Carlisle||Sunderland||1 : 2|
Last 5 matches: CARDIFF
|Last matches: CARDIFF|
|16.09.17||CHA||Cardiff||Sheffield Wed||1 : 1|
|12.09.17||CHA||Preston||Cardiff||3 : 0|
|09.09.17||CHA||Fulham||Cardiff||1 : 1|
|26.08.17||CHA||Cardiff||QPR||2 : 1|
|22.08.17||CC||Cardiff||Burton||1 : 2|
Head-to-head matches: SUNDERLAND – CARDIFF
|Head-to-head matches: SUNDERLAND – CARDIFF|
|27.04.14||PL||Sunderland||Cardiff||4 : 0|
|28.12.13||PL||Cardiff||Sunderland||2 : 2|
|31.03.07||CHA||Cardiff||Sunderland||0 : 1|
|31.10.06||CHA||Sunderland||Cardiff||1 : 2|
|26.02.05||CHA||Sunderland||Cardiff||2 : 1|