The Black Cats are currently third in League One heading into a busy Christmas period.
Sunderland are two points off the promotion places, with Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic occupying the top two spots at the moment.
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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