Successfully snatching a famous win over Manchester City on their previous fixture, Sunderland are looking to continue that positive result when they face Stoke City this Saturday, November 23. Still sitting in bottom two seat of current Premier League standings, The Black Cats will be hoping that their success over City can really pushed themselves in picking up a positive run, including three points against Stoke.
Stoke themselves are not having the best of time either so far this season, that's why they are also in need for maximum points this weekend. Playing in front of their home crowd, picking up a defeat against fellow relegation contenders won't be an option for them. This should really provide strong tension as both sides are keen on moving away from that red zone.
Sunderland still have to hold their ambition in moving away from relegation trouble as that weekend battle ended in a 2-0 defeat for them. Stoke took the lead through Charlie Adam's effort on the half hour mark, while Steven N'Zozi secured all three points with his effort nine minutes before the final whistle was blown.