We love a basement battle here in the Transfer Tavern and that’s exactly what we’ve got on the horizon this weekend.
The local Sunderland and Stoke fans may not want to be a part of it, but a part of it they are as the two sides take on one another in search for that first win in the Premier League this season.
Sunderland, the hosts, go into the game rock bottom of the Premier League after another slow start to a season and will be hoping their fans can help get them over the line against the Potters.
Stoke, meanwhile, are fresh from a morale boosting draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United and will feel if they can get a win here they can start looking up the table instead of down.
Our landlord reckons, however, Sunderland will grab the three points – provided they go with this line-up…
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