By , March 16, 2022 11:16 am

Sunderland will look to extend their unbeaten to five matches, when they welcome Crewe Alexandra to the Stadium of Light on Saturday. The visitors, meanwhile, sit bottom of the pile in League One after losing nine of their last 10 matches.

Sunderland enter Saturday’s contest in fifth position, but with two points separating them from seventh-placed Wycombe Wanderers, Alex Neil will be fully aware that his side can not afford a drop in form. The Black Cats have impressed in recent encounters after picking up eight points from their last four matches, and they will be aiming for consecutive victories on Saturday following their 3-1 home win over Fleetwood Town in midweek.

Neil’s side trailed at half time after Ellis Harrison opened the scoring, but Sunderland demonstrated their quality in the second period to claim all three points thanks to goals from Elliot Embleton, Luke O’Nien and Jack Clarke.

Despite their promising run of form, Sunderland have experienced mixed results on home turf in recent matches, with their last six home games yielding three defeats, two victories and a draw.

However, they still boast the third-best home record in League One this term after collecting 38 points from their 18 league matches at the Stadium of Light and that home form will be crucial in their quest to finish in the playoffs.

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Sunderland possible starting lineup:

Patterson; Winchester, Wright, Xhemajli; Gooch, Matete, O’Nien, Cirkin; Embleton, Clarke, Stewart

Crewe Alexandra possible starting lineup:

Richards; Johnson, O’Riordan, Offord; Agyei, Murphy, Harper, Lowery, Lundstram; Porter, Long

Crewe side, who are bereft of confidence after losing nine of thier previous 10 games.

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