Premier League: Sunderland vs. Stoke City
Sunderland will host the visiting Stoke City squad in their Premier League match at the Stadium of Light on Monday, February 1.
Everton defeated Sunderland last week 2-0. It was the Black Cats’ ninth EPL game without a victory. They have won only once in their last 13 games. That win came after they’ve defeated Arsenal on Wearside back in November. The Potters, on the other hand, failed to get a win in their last seven visits to Sunderland but have drawn four. As a matter of fact, Stoke have won only once away from their home field this season. It was at White Hart Lane, when they defeated Tottenham 1-0.
Some of the players from both teams are doubtful on Monday’s BPL game. For Sunderland, midfielders Lee Cattermole (back) and Kieran Richardson (calf) will likely miss tonight’s game because of injuries they’ve got from last week’s loss at Everton. Meanwhile, Stoke City will miss the services of Phil Bardsley (hamstring), Anton Ferdinand (ankle) and Michael Turner (knee).
The game kicks-off at 20:00 GMT.
UPDATE: Sunderland and Stoke City failed to get a point as they settled for a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light on Monday.