When and Where: The Barclays Premier League game from the Stadium of Light kicks-off at 7.45 a.m. ET. A live stream will be available via ESPN3. TV Coverage will be provided by ESPN2.
Preview: Still battling to secure a Champions League place, for Tottenham, an away trip to Sunderland represents, on paper, their toughest game before in their Premier League run-in.
Currently three-points clear with a game in hand over fifth-place Newcastle and six above Chelsea, a win at the Stadium of Light would put Spurs in a commanding position to return to a competition in which they excelled two seasons ago.
After a run of five games in the league without victory, Tottenham got back to winning ways last weekend against Swansea. And that result could be crucial after Spurs' previously excellent season appeared to be spiraling downward, coincidentally or not, ever since manager Harry Redknapp's name was linked with the England job.
Sunderland had an excellent performance of their own last time out. And despite the obvious disappointment of conceding two late goals to only draw 3-3 with Premier League title chasers Manchester City, the overriding feeling should be positive after the Wearsiders outplayed their more illustrious opponents for much of the contest.
And Sunderland manager Martin O'Neil has said that, despite being comfortably in mid-table, he wants his side to continue playing hard until the end of the season.
If we had gone to City and been well and truly beaten, people might have said 'that's it, Sunderland's season is now over', he said, according to the official Sunderland website.
From that viewpoint we've kept everything alive and we want to finish strongly. The confidence gained from that performance must be immense and it's something very positive to take into the Tottenham game.
Sunderland will be hoping for another performance from Stephane Sessegnon of the sort he put out at the Etihad, when the attacking midfielder played an integral part in all three goals.
Team News: Wayne Bridge should come back into the Sunderland side at left-back, after being ineligible to face his parent side last Saturday. John O'Shea is unlikely to be fit in time to face Tottenham, meaning Matthew Kilgallon should again start alongside Michael Turner at the heart of the Sunderland defense.
Aaron Lennon is in line to make his first start for a month after coming on as a substitute against Swansea. If the flying winger is deemed fit then Rafael van der Vaart should move back to his more natural position behind Emmanuel Adebayor, with Sandro likely to drop out of the midfield.
Prediction: With five wins from their last six matches at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland is now a match for any side on their home turf. If reported- Tottenham target Sessegnon is on-form again then Scott Parker could have a busy afternoon keeping tabs on the Benin international.
But Tottenham has plenty of attacking threat of its own. The return of Lennon could be crucial for the season's climax, with the flying winger providing Spurs a natural balance and allowing Van der Vaart to be more effective in the hole.
This has all the makings of an entertaining draw.
Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham