Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when Sunderland and Luton Town go head to head at Stadium of Light in the Championship playoffs semis, first leg. The Black Cats sealed their spot in the playoffs thanks to a 3-0 win over Preston, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. Alex Pritchard is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while all Alese, Ballard, Batth, Bennette, Embleton, Evans, Huggins, and Stewart remain in the recovery room.
The Hatters, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back draws with Blackburn and Hull City. The visitors have not suffered a loss in the Championship since February 18, 2023, but given Sunderland’s brilliant display in the crushing of Preston, home win should be considered. Luton Town boss Rob Edwards should have a full squad to choose from for the first leg.
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 (Luton ):
Founded back on April 11, 1885, Luton Town are an English club that compete in the Championship. The Hatters welcome their rivals at Kenilworth Road, the stadium which was opened in 1905. The capacity of the stadium is 10,356, with Luton Borough Council owning the venue.
Luton Town wear orange shirts with a little white and dark blue and dark blue shorts when playing at home, whilst their away colours are white and dark blue. Andy Rennie is the club’s all-time top scorer, netting 162 goals in all competitions for the Hatters. The likes of Joe Payne, Hugh Billington, Bernard Streten, Dyd Owen, Bob Morton, Ron Baynham, Gordon Turner and Mal Donaghy are one of the club’s most notable players as well.
Luton Town finished the 2018/2019 League One campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will compete in the Championship in the 2019/2020 season.