Their move for Steve Bruce midway through last season didn’t produce the immediate results that many Baggies fans would have been hoping for. They will want to hit the ground running this time around as they start as one of the favourites. Probability of winning the league = 9.1%.

Predicted 2022/23 Championship table: ‘Experts’ forecast hugely contrasting fortunes for Sunderland, Middlesbrough, West Brom and Cardiff City

What is being predicted for Sunderland ahead of their return to the Championship after a four-year absence?

By Joe Buck
Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 4:06 pm

Alex Neil’s side will start their campaign against Coventry City on Sunday, July 31.

After their Wembley triumph, the Black Cats start next season as an unknown quantity with a great variety in ‘expert’ predictions about what could be in-store for them next season.

For many supporters, a season of consolidation with few worries about relegation would be an acceptable return from Sunderland - but what are the bookies tipping for them next season?

The Championship is set to be a very tight affair next year with multiple teams holding strong promotion aspirations with the relegated sides and a clutch of strong teams still in the division from last season.

Here, using data provided by, we take a look at what the 2022/23 Championship table could look like and how Sunderland are being predicted to fare in their return to the second-tier:

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