Pundits Predict: A tight affair for Stoke City vs Sunderland, More Nerves To Come

Sunderland really need to match Newcastle's result in the 3pm kick offs on Saturday. Points for both or either will ramp up the pressure on Norwich who take on Arsenal in the tea-time game. For those who like a flutter, you'll find Stoke and Sunderland about level on 13/8 to win or 23/10 for the draw, with a few bookies making Stoke slight favourites. [More]
In a frank and wide ranging press conference ahead of this weekend's massive fixtures, Sam Allardyce has created a few headlines in talking about the run-in, his hopes to avoid last day desperation and the atmosphere at the club since the turn of the year. [More]