Every point is absolutely crucial at this stage of the season, particularly for Sunderland, who host Cambridge United in League One action this weekend.
Naturally you can find the latest odds at betfred promo code for this game and many more. At present, the Black Cats are in great form but still sit outside of the League One play-off places in seventh.
They are level on points with Wycombe in sixth though, and have a game in hand on most of the teams around them.
Nevertheless, after a draw with Plymouth Argyle on Monday, Alex Neil’s side have to be targeting all three points this weekend.
However, their opponents, Cambridge United, who don’t have much to play for at this stage, will no doubt be looking to burst their bubble and inflict a blow to the Black Cats’ play-off hopes.
When the sides last met, Sunderland ran out 2-1 winners, with a Dimitar Mitov own goal and a strike from Nathan Broadhead enough to cancel out Sam Smith’s goal for the U’s.
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One positive for Sunderland ahead of the match could be the return of Alex Pritchard.
Pritchard has missed the last four outings for the Black Cats, and the three prior to his last appearance for the club, too, but Neil hope’s he can feature this weekend.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of the fixture, Neil confirmed that Pritchard was “a lot closer” to featuring this weekend than he was on Monday, where he ultimately missed out.
Elsewhere, Alex Neil will hope that Leon Dajaku, Callum Doyle and Thorben Hoffman can overcome the illnesses that ruled them out of the Plymouth fixture.
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Meanwhile, for Cambridge United, it was confirmed that their club captain Greg Taylor would miss the remainder of the season as he recovers from a fractured ankle.
Aside from the Taylor update, there has been no fresh news regarding the U’s team news, so we assume there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Sunderland clash.
It was an okay result for Sunderland away at Plymouth on Monday but they must get back to winning ways this weekend if they want to achieve a play-off place.
For that reason, I think they’ll just edge this one.
Is there a live stream?
No, there is no live stream available to view in the United Kingdom due to the 3pm broadcast blackout.
What time is kick-off?
Sunderland vs Cambridge United is set for a 3pm kick off at the Stadium of Light on Saturday 23rd April.
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