Sunderland VS Huddersfield Town – Match Preview & Prediction

The Black Cats will be hoping to improve on their disappointing defeat to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, as they face a struggling Huddersfield side under the lights.

Sunderland failed to take their chances at Plymouth on Saturday, and ultimately lost the game 2-0 thanks to 2 brilliant finishes.

Their opponents have failed to win in each of their last 5 league games, their last victory coming against fellow stugglers, QPR in a 2-1 victory back in October.

Sunderland themselves have won just 2 of their last 5 games, drawing 1 and losing 2, so they will be hoping they can turn their form around, to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Eliezer Mayenda could see his first start, as Sunderland continue to try and find a striker who can find the back of the net.

If Sunderland can get all 3 points, they will move from 10th to 7th in the table, and within 1 point of the top 6.

If Huddersfield can defy the odds and come out victorious, they will stay 21st, but they would create a 6 point margin between them and the relegation zone.

Sunderland have lost just once in their last 10 matches against The Terriers, that one defeat coming in 2003, in a 2-4 loss at home, meaning Huddersfield have failed to beat The Black Cats in 20 years!

Team News

Mason Burstow returned to training this week, following his knock which kept him out of the squad against Plymouth, and Chris Rigg is back in contention after returning from the U-17 World Cup Finals.

Prediction

Sunderland 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Scorers – Jack Clarke, Jobe and Mayenda

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