Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup last 16 will be at stake when Sunderland and Fulham face each other in the replay on Wednesday evening. The Black Cats did well to hold the capital club to a draw at Craven Cottage, but the bookies still see the Championship side as underdogs in this tie. Dennis Cirkin is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Millwall, while all Embleton, Evans, Gooch, and Stewart should miss out with injuries.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, proved their worth in a goalless draw with Chelsea at the weekend, with the team remaining in the Premier League top ten. Aleksandar Mitrovic continue to lead the line for the visitors, while Neeskens Kebano remains in the recovery room. Since Fulham have been involved in some low-scoring encounters of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals.
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 (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.