Preview

Sunderland host Cardiff City at The Stadium of Light as they try to gain momentum following their victory against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night.

Saturday’s game against Cardiff is the Black Cats final home game before the World Cup break.

The Bluebirds have struggled lately, only winning 1 of their last 5 games, losing 4 games in that run.

Before Sunderland’s victory on Wednesday night, they also struggled with form, winning just 1 game in their last 8.

But tha ks to goals from Alex Pritchard and Amad Diallo, they ended that run and they will be hoping to kick on, on Saturday.

The last time the Black Cats beat Cardiff was an impressive 4-0 win under Gus Poyet during their ‘great escape’ season.

However, the two sides have met twice since then, Cardiff winning both, including a 4-0 victory in 2018, as they managed got revenge on that Sunderland win.

Jack Clarke is back in contention after serving his ban against Huddersfield due to him receiving 5 bookings.

Edouardichut is out until after the World Cup, but Ellis Simms and Aji Alese could get their first starts since returning from injury.

A win for the Black Cats could see them move up to 10th in the league, whereas Cardiff could climb to 14th if they were to take all 3 points.

Prediction

Sunderland 3-0 Cardiff

Scorers – Ellis Simms, Alex Pritchard and Elliot Embleton.

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