Sunderland VS Plymouth Argyle – Match Preview & Prediction

Sunderland welcome Plymouth Argyle to the Stadium of Light, as 1,200 Argyle supporters make the longest trip in the EFL up to the North East.

The Black Cats could move back into the play-off places if they were to win, and results went their way.

Last time out, Nazariy Rusyn scored a late equaliser against Middlesbrough to earn a point at The Riverside, which meant that Sunderland now sit 8th in the table, 1 point away from the top 6.

Sunderlqnd have earned just 3 wins in their last 10 games, including 2 draws and 5 losses.

Their opponents have lost just 1 in their last 7, in all competitions, but they were eventually beaten 1-4 against Leeds last night, in extra-time in the FA Cup Replay.

When the 2 sides met at Home Park earlier on in the season, Argyle came out on top 2-0 winners, but Sunderland have won 3 of the last 5 encounters between the 2 sides.

Plymouth sit comfortably in 15th in the Championship, 8 points behind Sunderland in 8th.

A win could see them rise up to 14th in the table, whereas Sunderland could rise up to 6th, and 2 points above 7th depending on results.

Sunderland will need to try and keep Morgan Whittaker quiet, as the Argyle forward is the current top scorer in the league with 16 goals.

Team News

Dan Ballard is available despite going off early against Middlesbrough, Bradley Dack remains out and he is unlikely to return this month.

Prediction

Sunderland 2-1 Plymouth

Scorers – Jack Clarke and Nazariy Rusyn

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