Two sides languishing dangerously towards the foot of the Barclays Premier League table face off in a desperate chase for three points at the Stadium of Light.
Steve Bruce’s Sunderland were beaten by a Wes Brown own goal against Premier League champions Manchester United on what was United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25th year anniversary weekend as manager. Their summer spending has not warranted results so far and pressure is mounting on Bruce.
Fulham have been in the same situation as Stoke City, playing Europa League and Premier League, and have faired worse than the Potters. Martin Jol’s side will be desperate for three points and have confidence that they can secure a win against Sunderland. In their last outing, they were beaten by Spurs in an impressive performance that showed the quality within the squad.
Sunderland’s fans will be vocal and loud to try and get behind their players, but Fulham have the confidence following their performance against Spurs. Martin Jol’s men will earn a point from the North East and send their fans home content.