Almost 5,000 Mackems are traveling down to the DW Stadium despite the recent horrific form.

The Black Cats’ have just 1 win in 10 games coming into this afternoon’s match.

The Tics on the other hand have only lost 5 games all season and sit 2nd in the league, 6 points behind Rotherham but with 2 games in hand.

Sunderland will need to keep an eye out for Will Keane and Callum Lang of Wigan who each have 15 goals this season.

Max Power will likely be playing his old team this afternoon where he spent 3 seasons making 137 appearences, scoring 13 goals.

Power also has 11 goal contributions so far this season including 8 assists.

Sunderland’s Ross Stewart scored his 2nd in as many games with a last minute equaliser against Burton Albion on Tuesday night after another Lackluster performance by the Black Cats.

New Sunderland head coach Alex Neil will be hoping to secure his first victory for The Black Cats’in his fourth game in charge, but it will not be easy.

Team News

Luke O’Nien still a week or so away from a return to the squad.

Aiden McGeady is not expected to be back for a few weeks.

Alex Neil has said Callum Doyle is in danger of ‘burning out’. We could see Danny Batth partner Bailey Wright today.

Prediction

Score – 2-2

Scorers – Ross Stewart and Jermain Defoe

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