Sunderland v Crystal Palace LIVE: Follow all the action from the Stadium of Light
Click here for our live blog:Reporters Richard Mennear and Chris Young are at the Stadium of Light for us (7.45pm kick-off) bringing you the best pre-match build-up, match action and post-match reaction from the crunch Premier League match.
Sunderland are 19th, a point from safety, while Palace are 14th but struggling for form.
Palace have registered just a solitary point from their last eight Premier League outings but they still have a comfortable buffer with the relegation zone thanks to their form during the first half of the campaign.
Pardew’s men are eight points clear of third-bottom Norwich, with Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce convinced that it’s three teams from the six below the south London outfit who will fall into the Championship.