Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale and his team-mates are off to the North East tomorrow for a mid-day kick-off at Sunderland.

Sunderland are ninth in the Premier League and seem to have a bizarre trend where they win a game, usually at home, then draw and lose the following games. They’ve got a decent home record though, only losing four out of fifteen, so Spurs are going to be in for a tough afternoon.

Spurs’ away record isn’t too bad with just five defeats from fifteen, but they’ve struggled of late with losses at Arsenal and Everton. The 0-0 at Chelsea was a much improved performance though, and should really have won, and with the recent home wins against Bolton and Swansea, Spurs will be high in confidence.

Spurs don’t have any new injury worries, still Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone are out injured. So Spurs should be pretty much close to full strength.

The North London club have had some freakish results and performances at the Stadium of Light in recent years, but did actually manage to win 2-1 last season, so hopefully with the wonderful football they’re playing, they can pull of a good result.