MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Sunderland
13th January 2016
Swansea City return to league action on Wednesday when they face Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium (7.45pm).
The Swans - currently 17th in the table - welcome Sam Allardyce's side to SA1, with Sunderland sitting just two places below their hosts in the relegation zone.
Swansea picked up an important three points the last time they were on home soil, against West Brom on Boxing Day, and they will be hoping for more of the same this Wednesday.
Sunderland, meanwhile, have slipped back into the bottom three after losing five out of their last six league matches.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans interim boss Alan Curtis: "We have a big game on Wednesday and I'm sure we'll bounce back. I wouldn't call it a must-win game at this stage but we need to win games sooner rather than later.
"We know the significance of picking up three points but we need to treat it like any other game and use our home advantage."
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: "As games tick by and you're still around in the bottom area of the Premier League, when you come across [relegation rivals], these games are the most important games to win in the season."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Sunderland 1-1 Swansea - August 2015
Swansea 1-1 Sunderland - February 2015
Sunderland 0-0 Swansea - September 2014
Sunderland 1-3 Swansea - May 2014
Swansea 4-0 Sunderland - October 2013
- Six of the nine Premier League meetings between these sides have been draws
- Leon Britton is in line to make his 500th appearance for Swansea City
- Sunderland have picked up just four points in their last 11 Premier League away games
- Jermain Defoe has scored both of Sunderland's goals in their last two league meetings with Swansea
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