Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Crewe Alexandra will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Accrington when they take on Sunderland at Alexandra Stadium on Matchday 32. The Railwaymen aim to stay in the playoffs race, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Black Cats. Callum Ainley should be the only absentee in the home team. Sunderland, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team beating all Doncaster (4-1), Burton (3-0), and Fleetwood (2-0) in the previous three league fixtures.
The Black Cats aim to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, but beating Crewe on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. The likes of Jordan Willis, Denver Hume, Tom Flanagan, and Bailey Wright are all likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Donervon Daniels):
Donervon Daniels is a 186-cm-tall defender who plays for Wigan Athletic. He was born in Montserrat on 24 November, 1993 and he is a product of WBA football academy. After spending several seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen, Daniels signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year-contract on June, 2015 and he netted his first goal for the Latics against Scunthorpe United two months later.
He made 33 appearances for Wigan in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and no doubt he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing at right back as well. His highest market value was €250 000 on May 30, 2016.
Daniels has contract with Wigan Athletic which expires on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that that he was awarded WBA Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season. Donvervon Daniels is a right-footed player.
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.