Preview: Sunderland vs. Swansea City

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

Sunderland will continue to look for their first win of the season when the host Swansea City in the Premier League this weekend.

Gus Poyet's side have drawn four of their first five matches of the new campaign, including a goalless draw against newly-promoted Burnley last weekend.

The Black Cats were knocked out of the Capital One Cup in midweek, losing 2-1 to Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.

The team could be boosted as Steven Fletcher is due back from injury, following Conor Wickham's return last week, although Sebastian Coates is a doubt with a knock.

Meanwhile, Swansea will be looking to put back-to-back league defeats behind them, having lost 1-0 to Southampton last weekend.

Garry Monk's side did return to winning ways earlier this week though, as they eased to a 3-0 win over Everton in the League Cup.

Wilfried Bony missed the clash with the Toffees after being sent off last weekend, but will be available to return against Sunderland.

The South Wales side have no fresh injury concerns heading into this match, but will continue to be without Dwight Tiendalli, who has a groin strain.

Swansea won both of their matches against Sunderland in the Premier League last season.

Recent form

Sunderland: DDLDD

Swansea: WWWLL

Possible starting lineups

Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Giaccherini, Wickham

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Routledge, Bony

Sports Mole says: 0-1

Burnley's Scottish midfielder Scott Arfield (L) celebrates with Burnley's English defender Kieran Trippier (R) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Chelsea on August 18, 2014
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