Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Highbury Stadium when Fleetwood Town and Sunderland take on each other in the League One derby. Fleetwood did not make a flying start to the season, but their recent form is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. The Fishermen impressed in back-to-back wins over Bristol Rovers (4-1) and Plymouth (5-1) and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play.
Fleetwood did well to eliminate Sunderland in the FA Cup earlier in November, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. The Black Cats were on the verge of beating Doncaster on the road in their last league match, but the hosts eventually scored the equalizer in the dying minutes of the game. Since the promotion-chasing visitors are eager to return to winning ways, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Callum Camps):
Callum Camps is yet another product of Rochdale football school. Born in Stockport, England on November 30, 1995, Camps came through Rochdale youth team before making his senior debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale.
He has been playing for the Dale ever since and it has to be noted that his most successful season was the 2016/2017 as he scored eight goals in 44 appearances in the League one for the club. Despite being born in England, Callum Caps is eligible to play for Northern Ireland national team through his grandmother, but he has only one cap with the Northern Ireland U21 team.
He made his debut with the U21 team in a 2-1 loss to Macedonia on October 13, 2015. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
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.