Former Sunderland striker Don Goodman claims that even though his former side are struggling, they can expose their defensive weaknesses of Manchester City when the two teams clash on Sunday.
The Black Cats are in last position on the Premiership table, however they still will still have hope of surviving as the gap between them and 17th placed Middlesbrough is just three points.
A win for David Moyes team could give them a renewed sense of confidence and change the outlook of the relegation dogfight, however Man City will be firm favorites to win the match.
Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed championship club Huddersfield 5-1 on Wednesday in their FA Cup fifth round reply, but Goodman believes that their defensive fragilities were exposed.
Goodman said on Sky Sports News Premier League Daily, “I think the Stadium of Light can be difficult for teams to go there and I do recall Sunderland beating Manchester City up there.
“The Achilles heel with Manchester City is their defence and Sunderland have to find a way of putting that defence under pressure. Even Huddersfield scored one last night and they could have had a couple more.”