Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Wigan Athletic and Sunderland take on each other at DW Stadium in a highly-anticipated EFL Cup game. The Latics aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Accrington, where Charlie Wyke scored a brace. The 28-year-old is eager to make life difficult for his former teammates, while both Edwards and Humphrys could sneak into the starting XI this time out. The Black Cats, on the other hand, are fully focused on the League One as they are determined to return to the Championship.
Sunderland head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Fleetwood, and seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Lynden Gooch is likely to drop to the bench, while Nathan Boradhead is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors. Both Frederik Alves and Alex Pritchard are pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Cameron):
Born in Birmingham, England, on November 21, 1991, Nathan Cameron is a professional footballer who plays for Macclesfield Town as a defender. Cameron is a product of the Coventry City football school, and he continued wearing the sky blue shirt at the senior level.
He made 48 appearances in the league for Coventry City, but he played for the likes of Nuneaton Town (loan), Northampton Town (loan), and Bury as well before joining Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron has one cap for the England U20 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
The 188-cm-tall defender made his Macclesfield Town debut in the League two in a 2-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons on November 17, 2018. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 25 shirt at Macclesfield Town.
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.