Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton gave fans some cheer on Tuesday evening, with the team sharing the spoils with Oxford United. The Trotters regained a much-needed confidence thanks to a goalless draw with the Yellows, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to move away from the bottom. Bolton face a difficult task against Sunderland on Matchday 10, but, one thing is for sure, the hosts will once again leave their hearts on the field.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. Sunderland are seen as one of the main favourites to secure promotion to the Championship and given the number of young and unexperienced players in the home team, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Black Cats.
Highlighted Player (Ali Crawford ):
Born in Lanark, Scotland on July 30, 1991, Ali Crawford is a professional footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a midfielder. As a kid, Crawford played for a local club Milton Rovers before joining Heart of Midlothian football school.
He continued playing for the Hearts first team and after scoring 31 goals in 227 appearances for the club, he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018. Ali Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Donny, scoring his first ever goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Rochdale on October 13, 2018.
The Scottish footballer, has yet to make his debut with the national team, plays for Doncaster Rovers as a left midfielder, but he is used as both central and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with the League One side until June 30, 2020.
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.