Our prediction for this Championship match:
Plymouth will be aiming to recover from a 2-1 loss to Leeds United when they welcome Sunderland to their Home Park on Saturday afternoon. The Pilgrims were involved in some high-scoring games before the international break and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in upcoming fixtures. New Zealand forward Ben Waine, who represented the All Whites in a friendly against Greece, is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Meanwhile, the Black Cats proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Birmingham City and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Timothee Pembele, Jay Matete, and Aji Alese remain on the sidelines with injuries, while Daniel Ballard is a major doubt. Talented French midfielder Adil Aouchiche could sneak into the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the last league game.
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 (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.