Sunderland take on Accrington Stanley at the Stadium of Light this evening with both sides needing the points for their own reasons.
League One action takes centre stage tonight with Jack Ross’ men looking to move within a point of second-placed Barnsley.
John Coleman’s men started the season in fine form but have since tumbled down the league at a steady rate.
Stanley need the points to move further away from the third-tiers drop zone, even with up to three games in hand on their rivals.
Sunderland head into the game having won just once in their last six matches, drawing five times.
In fact, Ross’ side have lost just once in their last ten and are currently nine games unbeaten.
Accrington, meanwhile, have not won in six matches, losing four of them, and have just two victories to their name in their last ten matches.
Ahead of the match this evening, Sky Sports enlisted the guesswork of David Prutton as he offered his thoughts on the outcome of this particular fixture.
“This is the second time these two sides have met this season, but after the first game was abandoned hopefully, they will actually get to 90 minutes this time!
“It’s about as big a mismatch as there is in the EFL right now, and Accrington have been in dismal form ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light.
“Sunderland should have more than enough here, 2-0.”
Sunderland have been faltering recently, and Accrington have been on their own blip in the last few weeks or so.
David Prutton is predicting a comfortable home win, and it’s hard to disagree with that.
Even with their indifferent form as of late, I still can’t see anything other than a Sunderland win.
But, having said that, stranger things in football have happened, so do not discount Accrington entirely.