Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sunderland will be aiming to climb to the playoffs berth when they take on Plymouth in the Championship round 31. The Black Cats have been having their ups and downs of late, but they are surely capable of beating the Pilgrims in front of home fans. Ukraine forward Nazariy Rusyn is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland, while all Corry Evans, Dennis Cirkin, Niall Huggins, Bradley Dack, and Aji Alese are sidelined with injuries.
Plymouth, on the other hand, are a team with two faces, with the team producing fine displays at home, while struggling on the travels. Given their poor away record (1-6-8), we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to North East England.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.