Sunderland face a daunting task when Manchester City head to Wearside but they always have a chance of causing an upset with Jermain Defoe in the side.
That's the view of former defender Darren Holloway ahead of Sunday's game at the Stadium of Light.
Ex-Sunderland defender Holloway played more than 50 games in the late 1990s for the Black Cats during one of the club’s most successful eras.
Ahead of Sunday, Holloway said: "Anything can happen in the Premier League, teams at the bottom do beat the top teams but it is a big ask, probably too much of an ask if I'm honest.
"If we get anything from the game I would be quite happy.
"If Sunderland get a chance then Jermain Defoe is in great goalscoring form and can punish any team.
"With a bit of luck they get one or two chances that fall to him and he can put them away," added Holloway, who was speaking to Made in Tyne and Wear's Football Matters show.
For the full interview watch Made in Tyne and Wear's Football Matters show tonight at 9.30pm on Sky channel 117 or Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media channel 159.
The show, which also features our very own Head of Sport Ross Gregory, is repeated on Friday at 10pm and Saturday at 10am.
For those living outside the region the show is also available online at madeintyneandwear.tv