Our prediction for this Championship match:
Ewood Park will host Tuesday’s Championship game between Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland, the two promotion-chasing sides. The Riversiders quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic, with the team beating Middlesbrough on the road at the weekend, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Sunderland. Defender Daniel Ayala and midfielder Sam Barnes should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Wigan Athletic, and they managed to get one, with the team moving closer to the playoffs berth. Beating Blackburn on the road, though, is easier said than done, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. As for the visiting team, all Niall Huggins, Ellis Simms, Ross Stewart, and Daniel Ballard are out of contention with injuries.
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 (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.