After a good run of form, Sunderland have lost back-to-back Premier League games and foot the table once more. They are currently four points behind 17th-placed Middlesbrough and need a win here to improve their chances of pulling away from the bottom three.
Watford have now won only two of their last six Premier League matches and have failed to win in four on the road.
They secured a win at Sunderland in this fixture last season, though had lost their three previous league visits to the Stadium of Light.
Both teams will look to return to winning ways in what could be a cagey affair that may result in a draw. Place your bet on Naijabet.com
Sunderland – David Moyes is once more without Paddy McNair, Lee Cattermole, Lynden Gooch, Jack Rodwell and Duncan Watmore here.
Javier Manquillo, Billy Jones, Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe are doubts for the welcome of Watford.
Didier Ndong is available following suspension and could come into the XI.
Watford – Roberto Pereyra was forced off in the 2-0 loss at Manchester City in midweek and joins Kenedy, Brice Dja Djedje, Craig Cathcart and Adrian Mariappa on the sidelines. Stefano Okaka has also been ruled out of Saturday’s clash.
Valon Behrami is a doubt, though it remains to be seen whether either start here.
Walter Mazzarri could ring the changes, with Troy Deeney, Isaac Success and Ben Watson possibly featuring from the off.
Watford have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches in Premier League.
Watford have lost their last 3 away Premier League matches .
Watford have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).