Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday,13 September.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is at 1.30 pm BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 at 10.30 pm BSTon BBC One.
Sunderland welcome a wounded Tottenham to the Stadium of Light on Sunday, the north London club have performed well in most of their games, but have not seen results go their way. Dick Advocaat is wary of a backlash from a rejuvenated and stronger Spurs side.
The Sunderland manager will be hoping that his team can get their first win of the season following a string of poor performances thus far this campaign. The Black Cats have conceded a league high ten goals and the manager will be keen to stem the flow on Sunday afternoon.
Fabio Borini could be involved after completing his move to the Stadium of Light during the transfer window, and Jermain Defoe could also play a part against his former club.
Tottenham will be hoping for better luck after losing or getting a draw in matches they completely dominated thus far this campaign. Harry Kane is yet to open his account for the season and will be raring to go after scoring for England during the international break.
Mauricio Pochettino is delighted with his new squad following the conclusion of the transfer window, and believes Tottenham have addressed all their needs to be competitive this season. All eyes will be on South Korean international Son Heung-Min, who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in the latter stages of the transfer window.
Stat of the Match: Tottenham are undefeated in their last 10 league games against Sunderland (W7, D3).
What Managers Say
Dick Advocaat: Spurs are a very good side with very good individual players and I have seen interviews with some of their players saying they might only have three points but they have outplayed all their opponents - including United. For me that says enough about the self-confidence of the Spurs players. But we also need the three points so that makes it a very important game for both clubs and a very interesting one as well."
Mauricio Pochettino: I look at our squad and I know we have worked well to shape it. Strengthening our defence was a priority given the number of goals we conceded last season. Toby (Alderweireld), Kevin (Wimmer) and Kieran (Trippier) add depth and quality. In Dele (Alli), Son (Heung-min) and Clinton (N'Jie) we have three young, fast and exciting players who can play in several different attacking positions, giving us good options. All of them had impressive seasons in their respective leagues last season and we are excited about their potential alongside that of our current players.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Sunderland to win: 13/4
- Tottenham to win: 19/20
- Draw: 13/5
Probable Line-up: Pantilimon; Jones, O'Shea, Kaboul, Van Aanholt; Rodwell, Cattermole, M'Vila; Lens, Borini, Defoe.
Probable Line-up: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Dier; Chadli, Mason, Son; Kane.