Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stadium of Light will host Saturday’s football game between Sunderland and Stoke City, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Sunderland are five points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this match is of big importance for the home side. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but all Corry Evans, Ross Stewart, Lynden Gooch, and Elliot Embleton remain in the recovery room.
The Potters, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Millwall, and seeing that they suffered three defeats in the previous four away games in the Championship, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. Nick Powell remains on the sidelines with injury, while loanee Axel Tuanzebe should recover in time to face the Black Cats.
Highlighted Player (Corry Evans):
After starting his youth career at Greenisland Boys, Corry Evans joined Manchester United at the age of 15. However, despite being a part of the senior squad from 2009 to 2011, he did not play for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
In October, 2010 he joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan deal and one year later he signed a loan deal with Hull City. After scoring three goals in 18 appearances for the Tigers, the midfielder signed a permanent contract with the club in the summer of 2011. Corry Evans established himself as a first-team regular at Hull City, but in 2013 he moved to Blackburn Rovers. He has been playing for the Riversiders ever since, wearing No. 29 jersey.
Evans’ main position is central midfield, but he is often used as both defensive and a right midfielder. Corry Evans was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 30, 1990. He made his debut for the Northern Ireland national team in June, 2009 against Italy.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.