The Black Cats are currently second in League One heading into the international break.
Sunderland, however, are only behind Wigan Athletic on goal difference with both teams locked on 22 points having played 10 games.
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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