Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Burnley in the Championship round 17. The Black Cats have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team continuing with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. Talented forward Amad Diallo is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while all Ballard, Huggins, Simms, and Stewart should miss out with injuries.
The Clarets, on the other hand, have suffered only one defeat in the 2022/2023 Championship campaign, and a win over Sunderland could see them climb to top position in the standings. Burnley seem to be in a much better form than Sunderland, which is the main reason why we are going to bet on the visiting side. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side, while Johan Gudmundsson is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in the midweek draw with Birmingham City.
Highlighted Player (Danny Batth):
At the age of 10 Danny Batth joined Wolverhampton football academy. He was soon named the captain of the Wolves youth team and nobody was surprised when he made his debut for the senior team. The defender, who was born on 21 September, 1990 scored nine goals in 140 league appearances for Wolverhampton, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Colchester United, Sheffield United and their bitter rivals Sheffield Wednesday on loan as well.
Danny Batth won the Football League One with Wolverhampton in the 2013/2014 season and, speaking of his individual awards, he was named Wolves Young Professional of the Year in the 2009/2010 campaign. Batth book his place in the 2013/2014 PFA League One Team of the Year as well. The 191-cm-tall centre back scored his first professional goal on 20 February in Colchester United’s 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic.
Daniel Batth was born in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and he is the only footballer to play in all 46 matches for Wolves in the 2013/2014 season.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.