Our prediction for this Championship match:
Riverside Stadium will be the center of attention when Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland lock horns in the Championship round 7. The Riversiders aim to build on a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, with the team eyeing their third home triumph of the season, but Wednesday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Sammie Szmodics, who scored a brace in the last league match, while fellow midfielders Niall Ennis and Arnor Sigurdsson continue to miss out with injuries.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Southampton (5-0) and QPR (3-1) and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Pierre Ekwah is a major doubt after limping off with injury against the Hoops, with former Blackburn man Bradley Dack being doubtful as well.
Highlighted Player (Bradley Dack):
Born in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1993, Bradley Dack is a midfielder who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. Bradley Dack began his youth career at Charlton Athletic back in 2005 and five years later he moved to Corinthian. However, the English footballer started his senior career at Gillingham, making his league debut against Bradford City on August 18, 2012. 20 days later he scored his first senior goal as he found the net in Football League trophy clash against Crawley Town.
Before joining Blackburn Rovers on June 27, 2017 Bradley Dack played four games on loan for Braintree Town, scoring one goal in those league games. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both right and left midfielder as well. Dack once described himself as “free role behind two strikers”.
The Blackburn Rovers midfielder often finds the net and it has to be noted that he scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Riversiders in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888).
Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995).
Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.