Yanga-Mbiwa told the Daily Star: "I've already seen the craze that surrounds this match, so I know what it's all about.
"Funnily enough, my bank adviser is a big Newcastle fan and I've been talking with him about it. Some of his colleagues at the bank are Sunderland fans, so there's a big rivalry among them.
"It's clear the match matters so much to them, so my adviser has told me we've got to win. He is 200% a Newcastle fan, so I hope we can win for him."
Newcastle are 13th in the Premier League, five points clear of the relegation zone.