Sunderland host Crystal Palace on Tuesday night in what is proving to be a vital game for Sam Allardyce’s men. The Black Cats are currently second bottom of the league on 23 points, one point from safety, with games slowly running out for the Wearsiders.

Crystal Palace are currently going through a very poor run of form since the turn of the year which has seen Alan Pardew’s side slip into the bottom half of the table. Sunderland will be eager to claim all three points as Connor Wickham returns to the Stadium of Light for the first time tomorrow evening.

Kickoff – Tuesday 1st March @ 1945

Venue – The Stadium of Light

Last Season – Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

Referee – Anthony Taylor

Potential Sunderland SquadPickford, Mannone, Jones, Matthews, Jones, Brown, O’Shea, Yedlin, Kone, Van Aanholt, Kaboul, Cattermole, Rodwell, Larsson Kirchhoff, Toivonen, M’Vila, Borini, Khazri, Defoe.

Injuries: Watmore (Ankle), Lens (Doubt).

Potential Crystal Palace Squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Dann, Kelly, Ward, Delaney, McCarthy, Kaikai, Hangeland, Mariappa, Cabaye, Ledley, Mutch, Zaha, Chamakh, Gayle, Boateng, Lee, Campbell, Bolasie, Jedinak, Adebayor, Wickham.

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Injuries: Puncheon (Hamstring), McArthur (Ankle), Appiah (Knee)

Read Sunderland’s Prediction:

I predict Sunderland to return to winning ways against an Alan Pardew side who are out of form.

Sunderland 3-1 Crystal Palace.