The Black Cats’ have one last game to finally get out of League one against Wycombe at Wembley Stadium.
Sunderland’s play-off record in the past is not great as they have failed at every attempt.
They also failed to win at Wembley on every occasion since the 1973 FA cup final, until last year when they beat Tranmere Rovers 1-0 in the Papa John’s trophy final.
So now that the Wembley hoodoo is out of the window, can the Sunderland fans finally see their team be victorious at the UK’s most famous stage?
Their opponents are Wycombe Wanderers who are certainly no pushover.
They are none for their direct style of play and usually have very low possession stats.
Wycombe were play-off champions in 2020 after being handed the 6th spot over Sunderland due to their points per game ratio being slightly higher as we reached the pandemic.
As the end of the domestic season came to a close, these 2 sides were at the top of the form table in League One both being unbeaten in them games.
It is expected to be a very close game as Sunderland go into the game unbeaten in 15 matches and Wycombe are also unbeaten in 14.
The Black Cats’ will be desperate to end their 4 year stay in the 3rd division and Alex Neil will be hoping to use his experience of the play-offs to make that happen.
Alex Neil has spoken out about the headache he has for the selection for the match.
Carl Winchester could make a return from injury and Aiden McGeady could also be in contention.
Bayern Munich loaner, Leon Dajaku has been progressing well and he could also feature.
Score – Sunderland 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Scorers – Ross Stewart and Alex Pritchard