The visitors could move 18 points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with victory.
The home side are looking nervously over their shoulders, as the Black Cats are just four points clear of the relegation zone.
They were also dealt a blow with news that key pair Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the season.
Elsewhere, Nigel Adkins starts his reign as Reading boss with a visit to Arsenal. The Royals are seven points away from safety and look doomed to life in the Championship next season. The home side head into the match looking to make up ground on arch-rivals Tottenham in the race for the Champions League spots, with Spurs four points ahead of the Gunners.
Everton also still have an outside chance of clinching a top four finish in the Premier League this season. They host Stoke at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffee’s are currently six points behind Spurs, but have a game in-hand.
Stoke are one of the worst travellers in the top flight, having only picked up one win on away soil. The Potters are seven points clear of the relegation zone, but one win will probably be enough to ensure Premier League survival this season.
Wigan host Norwich at the DW Stadium knowing that a victory will move them out of the relegation zone on goal difference. The Latics have won their last two games against Everton and Newcastle and will be looking to make it a hat-trick with victory over the Canaries.
The visitors sit comfortably in midtable and know that one more victory should confirm their Premier League status for next season.
Other Premier League fixtures on Saturday:
Manchester City vs. Newcastle
Swansea vs. Tottenham
West Ham vs. West Brom
Southampton vs. Chelsea
Can Wigan defeat Norwich and move out of the relegation zone?
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