vs Stoke (A), Apr 30
Sunderland’s chances of Premier League survival have certainly been boosted by the teams they will face in the run-in.
Their first match is against Stoke City, who apart from sealing a top half finish, look to have little to play for, but football doesn’t always work like that and the Britannia is still never an easy place to go.
Shoot Says: 2-0 loss
vs Chelsea (H), May 7
The Black Cats played out a goalless draw with Arsenal last time out, and they will fancy their chances against a Chelsea side who have experimented in recent weeks with their season over.
It will be a big occasion at the Stadium of Light and Sunderland might just have enough fight to see off the current Premier League holders.
Shoot Says: 2-1 win
vs Everton (H), May 11
Next up the for the Mackems is a home match against the undpredictable Everton, who have actually been better on the road than at Goodison Park this term.
Both sides have liked a draw in recent months and we could see another yet another one on Wearside in the club’s penultimate match of the campaign.
Shoot Says: 1-1 draw
vs Watford (A), May 15
Sam Allardyce’s finish the season with a trip to Watford, who have long been on their holidays if you look at their results over the past couple of months.
When you look at Newcastle’s and Norwich’s respecitive run-ins, a draw could at Vicarage Road could just be enough for Sunderland to preserve their top flight status.
Shoot Says: 2-2 draw
League Position: 17th
Overall Points: 36