Sunderland have been relegated from the Premier League for the next season with three games of their campaign left. Their next match is against Swansea City, another team who are fighting for their survival in this season’s competition and will be looking to make it count in their encounter against The Black Cats.
Sunderland’s morale has been evidently down. However, they will try to win the all their next matches to leave the Premier League with their heads held high. On the other hand, Swansea will try and make the most of the opportunities they have at their disposal to keep their place intact in the Premier League as well.
Sunderland is supposed to go in with an unchanged side in their matchup against Swansea, with no reported injury scare for The Black Cats. They are fresh from a win in their last match against another relegation candidate Hull City.
It has been a good last match for Swansea in which they beat Everton by 1-0. Jefferson Montero will be sidelined with an injury, while Wayne Routledge and Angel Rangel could make it back to the side though neither will reportedly be starting.
Jermaine Defoe has been in good form throughout the season and has scored 14 goals for The Black Cats, though it has not been ample to save their season. He will definitely be the key man for Sunderland if they need to make it past Swansea in their next match.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has been one of the best players for the Swansea side so far this season, having scored 13 goals for the side in all competitions. The Iceland international will be the one who can turn the tide in the favour of Swansea in their next encounter against The Black Cats.
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The result will be much more important from the point of view of Swansea who are still in the race for survival in the Premier League and will definitely be looking to avoid any more goof-ups. Sunderland will be playing for pride and will be looking to prove a point to their fans with a win over the Swansea side. Both teams are fresh from a win and it is going to be an interesting contest, with both teams having a share of the spoils.