Sunderland travel to the Crown Ground to face Accrington Stanley in League One, the first meeting between the two sides since 1894.

The Black Cats will be looking to keep up their 16 game unbeaten run and put pressure on Portsmouth at the top of the league.

Confidence will be high within the Sunderland squad following their previous league game ending in a 4-2 win at home to Barnsley.

Sunderland currently sit second in League One just four points behind leaders Portsmouth, while Stanley sit in 11th place only six points off the play-off places.

Team News

Duncan Watmore is available for this weekend’s action as he is back from a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Lee Cattermole and Chris Maguire are back fit from injury to improve Jack Ross’ options.

Charlie Wyke is back in training but out of the match, whilst Denver Hume remains out through injury.

Prediction: Accrington Stanley 1-3 Sunderland

Sunderland should be in high confidence going into this weekend’s game to continue their 16 game unbeaten run.

The Black Cats will want to keep the pressure on leaders Portsmouth as they search for the League One title.