The Black Cats are currently sixth in League One heading into after defeats to Charlton Athletic, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday.
However, the Wearsiders did manage to win against Ipswich Town and draw against Shrewsbury Town, but performances have left a lot to be desired.
Sunderland are five points off the promotion places but have two games in hand on second-place Wycombe.
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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