A last-gasp Elliot Embleton winner saw the Black Cats come away from the Kassam Stadium with a crucial three-points last weekend.
Sunderland now have two games in four days in a potential season-defining weekend of action. Everything is still to play for in League One and it is set to be a very important weekend of action.
Neil’s side have just five games left between now and the end of the campaign – will they do enough to secure a playoff place? Or is a fifth-straight season in League One being predicted for the Black Cats?
Here is how the ‘data experts’ at FiveThirtyEight predict the 2021/22 League One table will finish and whether or not Sunderland will be in the playoff picture at the end of the campaign:
1. 24th: Crewe Alexandra
Crewe’s relegation to League Two was confirmed at the weekend. Predicted points: 28 (-50 GD), chances of finishing 24th: >99%
Photo: Pete Norton
2. 23rd: Doncaster Rovers
Predicted points: 36 (-50 GD), chances of relegation: >99%, chances of finishing 23rd: 87%
Photo: Nathan Stirk
3. 22nd: AFC Wimbledon
Predicted points: 40 (-24 GD), chances of relegation: 70%, chances of finishing 22nd: 38%
Photo: Christopher Lee
4. 21st: Morecambe
Predicted points: 41 (-33 GD), chances of relegation: 66%, chances of finishing 21st: 33%
Photo: Julian Finney