Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light on the back of an impressive win at home over league leaders Leicester City. They dominated Leicester throughout the game leaving the side frustrated with lack of opportunities presented. Their hosts Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost their last 4 games, shipping 11 goals in the process and would be keen to reverse their fortunes in the game against the Reds. Team News Sunderland The club have certain injury concerns at the …
Stoke City vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland travel to the Brittania Stadium on 25th April in yet another important fixture as they flirt with the possibility of relegation. Sitting in the 16th position before the match day and just a point ahead of the 18th place Leicester, Sunderland fans could find themselves in despair at the end of the match. While Stoke themselves have not been in great form, garnering a measly 7 points out of possible 18 in the last 6 games, they haven’t been as consistently shambolic …
Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Despite Jermain Defoe's spectacular winner against a lacklustre Newcastle side on Sunday, Sunderland are far from safe in the Premier League. They currently occupy fifteenth position, four points away from West Brom in fourteenth. More worrying for their fans is that Sunderland are just three points ahead of Burnley in nineteenth position, so they could easily be pulled back into the relegation places. Crystal Palace are almost certainly safe, and are just one point from reaching the magic forty point …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

A week after what can be considered another blip in Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football in the shape of a disappointing 2-1 away defeat to Swansea, Louis Van Gaal will be looking forward to bounce back in winning ways as they are set to host Sunderland come Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Man United have lost just twice in the last 20 games, the performances especially since the turn of the new year haven't been all convincing …
Sunderland vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two rivals head into this game separated by just two points with West Brom sitting one place above Sunderland in 14th position. A win for either side could prove crucial in be race to secure Premier League survival with Sunderland potentially leapfrogging or falling behind their opponents. West Brom are certainly the form team of the two after their thumping 4-0 win over West Ham in the weekend's FA Cup programme whilst Sunderland were busy losing to Bradford City …
Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland put in a brave performance at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night, only to be punished by Eden Hazard and his Chelsea side; while Tottenham were reliant on two long range strikes, both stunning, to grab a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, that put them back in the race for a top four place. There has been a slight improvement in Sunderland's performances under new boss Gustavo Poyet, beating their fierce rivals Newcastle United and Manchester …
O'Shea - Mr Reliable? | Stats Profile

O'Shea - Mr Reliable? | Stats Profile

[caption id="attachment_7306" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Brown and O'Shea: Winners"][/caption] It has been a slow and frustrating start to the season on Wearside, entering the festive period Sunderland have won just 3 games. Even the most optimistic of Mackems will admit that has not been true to a club hoping to be around the top half of the league. The season has been made even more disappointing by the form of arch rivals Newcastle. Steve Bruces’ signings had looked good in the …