Sunderland make the trip to Wales to face Swansea in an important clash in the Championship. Swansea are hovering around the mid-table mark and will be looking to close in on those above them and Sunderland will be aiming to re-enter the Play-off places.
Swansea currently sit 13th in the Championship after 14 games. The Swans have five wins, three draws and six losses which leaves them on 18 points, five points adrift of the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Swansea have three wins and two losses. Jamal Lowe opened the scoring for Swansea in the third minute against Norwich, however Gabriel Sara equalised to make it level at halftime. Bashir Humphreys scored late on in the 83rd minute to give Swansea the 2 - 1 win. Luke Cundle drew first blood for Plymouth Argyle to give them the lead going into halftime. However, Swansea turned up the tempo in the second half. Jerry Yates, Oli Cooper and Joshua Key all scored in the second half to give Swansea the 3 - 1 win.
Next time out Swansea were on the wrong side of a 3 - 1 scoreline. Matt Grimes opened the scoring, but like the week before, goals from Jannik Vestergaard, Abdul Fatawu and Kelechi Inheanacho gave Leicester the 3 - 1 win. The Swans were then handed another loss, this time at the hands of Watford. Ken Sema scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute to give Watford the 1 - 0 win.
The last time out for Swansea was against Blackburn. Liam Cullen scored in the 28th minute with the only goal of the game to give The Swans the 1 - 0 win and the three points.
Sunderland, on the other hand, sit eighth. The Black Cats have seven wins, one draw and six losses in 14 games, leaving them on 22 points just one point from the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Sunderland have two wins and three losses. Niall Huggins and Abdoullah Ba both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Sunderland over a ten-man Watford who had Ryan Andrews sent off late in the game. However, next time out, Sunderland were the one a man down. Dan Neil was sent off in added time of the first half, which opened the floodgates in the second half. Sam Greenwood, Matt Crooks, Isaiah Jones and Marcus Forss all scored in the 4 - 0 win for Middlesbrough.
Ryan Mmaee put Stoke ahead in the seventh minute, but Jack Clarke drew Sunderland level within three minutes. However, Luke McNally scored early in the second half to give Stoke the 2 - 1 win. Another loss came in the visit to Leicester where James Justin scored the only goal of the game for the 1 - 0 win for The Foxes.
The most recent outing for Sunderland was against Norwich. Hwang Ui-jo opened the scoring for Norwich but goals from Trai Hume and Dan Neil and a penalty from Clarke gave Sunderland the 3 - 1 win.
Swansea and Sunderland have met just 36 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1937. Sunderland have a very marginal lead over Swansea in the fixture with 13 wins in comparison to Swansea’s 12 wins, with a draw also being a popular result with 11 in the fixture.