That is in step with Championship pundit David Prutton, who believes the bottom-of-the-table Black Cats supply a “great opportunity” for Neil Warnock’s males.
Cardiff’s promotion price took a success over the festive length as they suffered 4 defeats at the spin.
But the Bluebirds, reinforced by way of the mortgage arrival of Yanic Wildschut from Norwich, shall be hoping to pick out up 3 issues towards former Wales boss Chris Coleman’s strugglers.
Prutton informed Sky Sports: “Cardiff are evidence of the way temporarily issues can alternate within the Sky Bet Championship, particularly over the busy Christmas length.
“From being at the shoulder of Wolves simply a few weeks in the past they are now 14 issues adrift after 4 defeats at the spin.
“Sunderland at house represents a superb opportunity for them to get again to successful tactics, in particular with the Black Cats rooted to the lowest of the desk.
“It shall be an emotional go back for Chris Coleman to the Cardiff City Stadium, however I will’t see them getting a end result on Saturday.
“2-1 with Kenneth Zohore to attain first.”
Wildschut is to be had to make his Cardiff debut however midfielder Craig Bryson and winger Kadeem Harris are in need of health.
Lee Peltier, Matthew Connolly and Aron Gunnarsson stay long-term absentees.
Chelsea loanee Jake Clarke-Salter may make his Sunderland debut however Aiden McGady, Didier Ndong and Darron Gibson will leave out out.