Pundits Predict: The Expert's Predictions Show The True Enormity of Saturday's Fixtures

The relegation battle just got serious. It's a straight shoot out between Sunderland, Newcastle and Norwich. We preview what the pundits are predicting for the relegation rivals and analyse what each combination of results will do to the table by end of play tomorrow. 

With one eye on Carrow Road we've included Norwich against Newcastle, here's what the 'experts' think:

Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion

Andy Gray (Paddy Power): "Sunderland Win"

Martin Keown (Daily Mail): "Home win, but I'm not saying that with much confidence"

Mark Lawrenson (BBC Sport): "Sunderland 1 v West Bromwich Albion 1"

Paul Merson (Sky Sports): "Sunderland 2 v West Bromwich Albion 0"

Simon Bird (The Mirror): "Sunderland 1 v West Bromwich Albion 0"

Norwich v Newcastle

Martin Keown (Daily Mail): "A nervous but crucial Newcastle win"

Mark Lawrenson (BBC Sport): "Norwich 2 v Newcastle 1"

Paul Merson (Sky Sports): "Norwich 2 v Newcastle 1"

Simon Bird (The Mirror): "Norwich 1 v Newcastle 1"

That's all well and good but with things so tight, here's what each set of results, and a few others, will mean for the table come 4.45pm on Saturday. If you thought you were nervous already the outcome of the results below shows just how crucial this weekend's fixtures are:

Should Sunderland draw tomorrow the best outcome for us is a similar result at Carrow Road. Must win? You bet it is. 

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