Our football match prediction:
Sunderland welcome Cardiff City at their Stadium of Light in what is expected to be a very interesting clash. The Black Cats have been struggling in the Championship at the start of the season and they are on a six-game winless run in the league head of Saturday’s football match against Cardiff City. Sunderland shared the spoils with Hull City at the weekend, with summer signing James Vaughan scoring his first goal of the season for the Black Cats and, no doubt, the former Bury attacker regained a much-needed confidence. Simon Grayson’s troops aim to escape the danger zone and the game against the Bluebirds could be the turning point for the hosts. The Welsh outfit have been playing above expectations this season and they sit in third place in the standings at the moment. However, the team obviously suffered a dip in form and we predict that Sunderland are going to take advantage of the situation.
Highlighted Player (Billy Jones):
Billy Jones is a professional footballer who plies his trade at Sunderland. He was born on 24 March, 1987 and started his senior career at Crewe Alexandra in 2003. In 2007 the defender moved to Preston North End and after spending four years at Deepdale, he then joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in 2011. Jones made 17 appearances for the Baggies in his debut elite-division season and he scored his first goal for the Hawthorns outfit on 20 April 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle. On 28 May, 2014 Billy Jones signed a contract with Sunderland and it has to be noted that he made 14 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign. He spent more minutes on the field in the 2015/2016 season (21/1) and he played a role in helping Sam Allardyce’s team secure the Premier League survival. Billy Jones made his England U20 debut in 2005.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.