Dec 28, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT
A massive relegation scrap takes place down in South Wales between Cardiff and Sunderland (watch live on NBC, 12:30pm ET and online via NBC Sports Live Extra) as the Bluebirds are without a manger and sinking towards the relegation zone.
Controversial owner Vincent Tan finally sacked Malky Mackay on Friday, following a heavy defeat to Southampton, and Cardiff’s fans are not happy at all with a protest march planned before the game where David Kerslake takes caretaker charge.
As for Sunderland, they’re bottom of the table but come off the back of a superb 1-0 win away at Everton and now a win against Cardiff could see them just one point and one place behind the Bluebirds at the final whistle.
As for Sunderland, USMNT forward Jozy Atlidore starts up front ahead of Steven Fletcher, while Dossena and Giaccherini replacing Celustka and Colback.
Cardiff City: Marshall; John, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Mutch, Noone; Campbell. Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Cornelius, Odemwingie, Gunnarsson, Cowie, Maynard
Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Roberge, Diakite, Cattermole, Larsson, Ki, Giaccherini, Borini, Altidore. Subs: Cabral, Gardner, Fletcher, Celustka, Colback, Ba, Pickford
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