Sunderland head into a rowdy Selhurst Park in South London where Crystal Palace will be looking to stay alive above the relegation zone.
You can watch the match live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN or online via Live Extra.
With both teams separated by just one point, a win for Sunderland means they jump clear of the drop zone while Palace would slide into danger. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said his team has looked good in training despite having trouble finding results in the league.
Costel Pantilimon gets the start in net, replacing Vito Mannone for his first Premier League appearance after coming to Sunderland from Manchester City this summer.
Palace haven’t won in the league since September and will rely on skipper Mile Jedinak to get the club back on track. The Australian international has three goals in nine matches this season after scoring only once in 38 appearances last year.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Dann, Ward, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Vergini, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Buckley, Wickham, Fletcher