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Three things to look out for when Stoke City face Sunderland this weekend

The Premier League’s bottom two club’s go head to head this weekend as Stoke City host Sunderland at the Bet365 Stadium.

Both clubs have made a poor start to the new campaign, appear feeble at both ends of the pitch, and have yet to win a league fixture this season, whilst Mark Hughes and David Moyes are both under pressure to turn their team’s fortunes around. Here is what to look out for:

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A turning point and change in fortune

Keep a look out for the proverbial “this game is a relegation six pointer” cliché on Saturday afternoon. Of course there is no such thing as a six pointer but this match certainly feels like a game that could determine the fortunes of both clubs and the futures of their managers. Mark Hughes and David Moyes possess a vast array of Premier League experience between them yet both of their teams have made a poor start to the season and currently prop up the Premier League table without a win between them in fourteen league matches. You sense that this is a fixture that both managers need to win to turn their clubs fortunes around.

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