Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Sparkles will be flying when Sunderland and Newcastle United lock horns in the Tyne-Wear derby on Saturday afternoon. A place in the FA Cup round 4 is at stake and we are positive that both sides will leave their hearts on the field. The Black Cats aim to build on the Championship win over Preston, but bear in mind that all Bradley Dack, Niall Huggins, Dennis Cirkin, Jay Matete, and Corry Evans continue to miss out with injuries.
The Magpies, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in all competitions. As Eddie Howe can’t count on the likes of Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, Nick Pope, Joseph Willock, Jacob Murphy, Matthew Targett, Harvey Barnes, and Elliot Anderson for the Tyne-Wear derby, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Alexander Isak, who found the net in a 4-2 loss to Liverpool, is widely expected to lead the line for the Premier League side.
Highlighted Player (Jamaal Lascelles):
Born in Derby on November 11, 1993, Jamaal Lascelles is an English footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a defender. Lascelles began his youth career at Nottingham Forest and he continued playing for the Reds on senior level.
After scoring two goals in 32 appearances for Forest, Jamaal Lascelles moved to Newcastle United in 2014 and he has been playing for the Magpies ever since. The 188-cm-tall centre-back has a deal with Newcastle United, which should expire in June, 2023. Jamaal Lascelles made two appearances for England U21, but he has yet to make his senior debut with the Three Lions.
Speaking of his individual honours, the English defender was part of PFA Team of the Year for the 2016/2017 Championship season. Jamaal Lascelles scored three goals in 35 appearances for Newcastle United in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, helping Rafa Benitez’s team secure yet another top flight survival.
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.