The Black Cats’ are travelling to The Valley this Saturday after a fantastic performance last time out against Wigan Athletic away from home.

Sunderland’s win last time out was their first win in 6 games as they endured a vastly disappointing spell.

Charlton Athletic themselves aren’t in the best of form after losing 5 games on the bounce.

The Addicks’ are currently the team with the worst form in league 1 as they sit 16th in the league during a hugely disappointing season.

Charlton are proving to be quite the bogey team for The Black Cats’ as SAFC have failed to beat The Addicks’ in their last 5 attempts.

The last time coming on the opening day of the 18/19 season after Lynden Gooch’s last minute winner.

Charlton also beat Sunderland in that season’s play off final to secure promotion to the the championship.

Striker Jayden Stockley is currently Charlton’s top goalscorer this season with 11 goals to his name and he is set to start on Saturday.

Sunderland could move as high as 4th in the table baring in mind the results go their way and Charlton can move up from 16th to 15th if they can secure a much needed victory over The Black Cats’.

Head to head

Sunderland Wins: 28

Drawn: 22

Charlton Wins: 32

Team News

Callum Doyle could make his return to the side after Alex Neil instructed him to have a week off to rest.

Nathan Broadhead, Luke O’Nien and Aiden McGeady are all nearing a return as they return to training.

Former Black Cat Adam Matthews is set to return to the Charlton side after suffering a concussion last week.

Prediction

Score – 3-1

Scorers – Sunderland: Ross Stewart, Alex Pritchard x2

Charlton: Jayden Stockey

I think Alex Neil will start with a similar lineup to the one used against Wigan on Saturday, and I believe the lads have turned a corner and we will put in a a hard working, dominant performance!

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