The Black Cats are just six points away from getting dumped into the Championship, while the Canaries are in a more comfortable position, three points ahead of their North-East opponents.
Norwich have had an inconsistent run of late, racking up three draws, one victory and one defeat in their last five, while Sunderland have a dismal record of four losses and one draw.
The Canaries came out on top 2-1 against the Black Cats in the reverse fixture at Carrow Road in December last year.
Possible starting lineups
Sunderland: Mignolet; Gardner, Bramble, O'Shea, Rose; Sessegnon, Larsson, N'Diaye, Johnson; Graham, Fletcher
Norwich: Bunn; Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Hoolahan; Kamara, Holt
Sports Mole says: 1-1