“It just doesn’t get any easier for Sunderland, does it? If you looked at this at the start of the season you would have probably said this wasn’t a bad game for Sunderland, but West Ham are probably the worst team to play at the moment at home.” Merson told the Sky Sports Website
“West Ham have been phenomenal on the road this season and they are set up perfectly for the win. Sunderland will have to come out and have a go and that plays right into West Ham’s hands. They’ve counter attacked a lot better teams than Sunderland and they’ll be too strong come Saturday.”
Merson predicts a 2-1 win against the Mackems on Saturday afternoon.