Sunderland VS West Brom – Match Preview & Prediction
The Black Cats welcome The Baggies to the Stadium of Light on a freezing cold Monday night as they look to build on that impressive 3-0 victory over Millwall last week.
Tony Mowbray will face his former team, where he saw a good amount of success during his reign their, and he even got them promoted to the Premier League in 2008.
If Sunderland were to win, they would move up to 7th in the league and just one point off the play-off places!
West Brom have had a torrid season so far as they currently sit in the relegation zone.
However, as long as they don’t get beat tonight, they will climb out of the drop zone.
The Baggies have been in great form of late though, winning their last 3 games as they look to rekindle their season.
This run of form has came after former Sunderland and Newcastle manager Steve Bruce was sacked before the World Cup break.
Carlos Corberán was brought in following this departure and he looks to have turned the Baggies around, winning 3 of his first 4 games.
Ross Stewart will make his return to the matchday squad tonight, as he is set to start on the bench following his injury that left him out for 3 months.
Dan Ballard is making good progress after being out for 4 months, and he is set to play his first competitive minutes with the under-21s.
Sunderland 3-1 West Brom
Scorers – Ellis Simms x2 and Jack Clarke