Preview: Lads head to Bristol City

Sunderland’s first league away trip of the season takes place on Saturday when the Lads travel to Bristol City (KO 3pm).

The Lads head to Ashton Gate looking to build on last week’s opening-day draw against Coventry City.

Team news

Alex Neil should have a full squad available to pick from, with Niall Huggins the only long-term player sidelined.

Latest summer signing Ellis Simms could be in line for his first minutes in red and white after being named amongst the substitutes last week.


Bristol City suffered defeat at Hull City on the opening day, with Jean Michaël Seri scoring a 90th-minute winner for the Tigers.

Nigel Pearson’s side have former SAFC loanee Antoine Semenyo in their ranks, with last season’s top goalscorer Andreas Weimann already off the mark this campaign.

Sunderland’s last meeting with the Robins was back in 2018, as the Lads came from 3-0 down at half time to somehow claim a point in the South West.

Around the grounds

Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town (Friday 7.45pm)
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic (Saturday 12.30pm)
Bristol City vs Sunderland
Burnley vs Luton
Preston North End vs Hull City
Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough
Reading vs Cardiff City
Sheffield United vs Millwall
Stoke City vs Blackpool
Swansea City vs Blackburn Rovers
Coventry City vs Rotherham United (Sunday 3pm)
West Bromwich Albion vs Watford (Monday 8pm)

All fixtures Saturday 3pm unless stated otherwise.

Tickets and streaming

Over 26,000 are expected to attend Saturday’s game, with a large away following backing the Lads.

Tickets are now off sale for away supporters, but you can listen to the game by clicking here.

Streaming passes are available to supporters based overseas, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Alternatively, supporters can follow the game via the club’s Twitter @SunderlandAFC and Instagram @SunderlandAFCOfficial.

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