The Black Cats are currently fifth in League One heading into the international break after defeats to Charlton Athletic, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday.
Sunderland are five points off the promotion places but have a game in hand on second-place Plymouth.
But how is the third tier predicted to look come the end of the season based on the results so far?
Here, we take a look at how the data experts say that the table will look at the end of the season:
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