Premier League: Sunderland v Swansea City match preview
A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light
Tuesday 29 January 2013
With Sunderland having not played for ten days, Martin O'Neill's team will be raring to go against their Welsh opponents.
Swansea also had the weekend off due to no FA Cup action and the League Cup finalists will be looking to get back to basics after a week of unwanted publicity due to the "ball-boy gate" incident involving Charlie Morgan and Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard.
Sunderland could be two points behind the 9th placed Swans with a win at the Stadium Of Light tonight.
The Wearsiders will be without the injured trio of Danny Rose, Carlos Cuellar and Lee Cattermole.
Swansea striker Danny Graham looks set to start on the bench amid rumours he could move to Sunderland before Thursday's transfer window deadline.
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Swansea 2 (Routledge, Michu) Sunderland 2(Fletcher 2) - September 2012 - Premier League
Sunderland 2 (Sessegnon, Gardner) Swansea 0 - January 2012 - Premier League
Swansea 0 Sunderland 0 - August 2011 - Premier League
Three of the last four fixtures between the sides have ended in draws.
Sunderland have won four of their last six league games.
Swansea are unbeaten in their last six league matches.
Swansea are yet to record a victory over Sunderland in the Premier League, drawing two and losing one.
Swansea are the only club in the Premier League to not be in double figures regarding goals conceded away from home, only letting in 9 goals in 11 games.
Sunderland to win: 2.50
Swansea to win: 3.00
TV: Live On Sky Sports 2 (7.45pm), Highlights BBC1, (10.30pm) Wednesday 30 January
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