Preview

The Black Cats’ host Vincent Kompany’s Burnley at the Stadium of Light, as they try to bounce back following a disappointing defeat against Burnley’s arch rivals, Blackburn.

Last time out, Sunderland lost to Blackburn 0-2 thanks to goals from Bereton Diaz and Shaun Wharton.

Burnley drew 1-1 against Birmingham in their last game, which seems to be a common occurrence for the visitors.

The Clarets sit 3rd in the league and they have just 1 defeat so far this season.

Vincent Kompany will be hoping to turn all of their draws into wins as soon as possible, as they have drawn 8 of their first 15 games.

Burnley striker, Jay Rodriguez has started the campaign in top form, scoring 7 goals in 13 games so far this season.

Jack Clarke is Sunderland’s current top scorers, behind the injured Ross Stewart, on 4 goals and he will be desperate to add to that tally on Saturday.

The Black Cats’ start the game in 13th place, but with the table being so close, with a victory, they could move as high as 8th.

Sunderland will once again be without a recognised striker, as Ross Stewart and Ellis Simms remain injured.

Aji Alese is also out for a few weeks, after he was on the end of a crunching challenge against Blackburn on Tuesday.

Prediction

Score – Sunderland 2-2 Burnley

Scorers – Jack Clarke and Amad Diallo

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