Our prediction for this Championship match:
Against all odds, Sunderland managed to hold league leaders Wolverhampton to a goalless draw at Molineux Stadium in their last league fixture and, no doubt, that gave them a confidence boost. The Black Cats are desperate to secure the Championship survival and a win over Fulham on Matchday 22 would see them escape the relegation zone. Sunderland, though, have yet to record a win at their Stadium of Light this season and that is the main reason why home win should not be considered. Fulham have been having their ups and down in the first half of the season, but they recorded three wins in previous four league games and they are definitely capable of beating the relegation strugglers at Stadium of Light. The Cottagers have been in a much better form of late than the Black Cats and we predict the capital club are going to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Birmingham City.
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 (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.