Lee Johnson’s men come up against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon, and will be aiming to get their promotion hopes off to a positive start with a win.
Last season, the Black Cats were held to a 1-1 draw by Bristol Rovers in the opening match of the campaign, but how are they likely to get on this time around?
The boffins at Bookmakers.tv have been flicking back through the history books to see how every League One club have fared on their 10 most recent opening day outings, and we’ve compiled a league table showcasing the results.
Will it be a positive return to action in the third tier for Johnson’s side, or will it be disappointment at the first hurdle?
Click and scroll through the pages below to read our countdown of all the standings...