The key danger man Sunderland will have to be wary of as they welcome high-flying Wycombe Wanderers
Sunderland host league leaders Wycombe Wanderers at the Stadium of Light in Sky Bet League One this Saturday at 3pm.
The Cats will be looking to replicate the attacking performance in the 3-1 win against Lincoln City last Saturday which saw them take a three-nil lead before half-time.
Meanwhile, the Wanderers came from behind against fellow high flyer’s Ipswich to rescue a point on New Year’s Day.
Wycombe currently top the table with 44 points after a strong start to the season, whereas Sunderland are ninth with a chance of moving into the play off places with a victory.
However, three of Wycombe’s four defeats in the league have come in the last five games over a busy Christmas period.
The Blues also have a poor away record in the league, drawing five games on their travels as well as losing their last two with only three wins on the road all season.
Sunderland have started to put together a small run off form, going unbeaten in their last five matches with two wins and three draws.
The Cats also have a strong home record with only one loss at the Stadium of Light this season.
Wycombe won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Phil Parkinson’s first game as Sunderland boss and the two teams have only played each other twice before, with both games last season ending in 1-1 draws.
Adebayo Akinfenwa is Wycombe’s main danger man with seven goals this season, as well as providing six assists which means he has contributed to 40 per cent of The Charirboy’s goals this season
Chris Maguire is Sunderland’s top goalscorer this season with seven goals in the league as well as notching four assists, one of which set up an in-form Lynden Gooch for his second against Lincoln last weekend.
Midfielder Luke O’Nien was signed from Wanderers in the summer of 2018 after his performances helped gain them promotion to League One, and he has been influential this season as well with three goals and assists apiece.