Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be aiming to put an end to their seven-game winless run in the League One when they take on Plymouth at Home Park in the penultimate game of the season. The Black Cats are on the right track to book their place in the playoffs, and seeing that a win over Plymouth could see them overtake Lincoln in third place in the standings, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. Both Jordan Willis and Tom Flanagan are likely to miss the game with injuries.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest in the season finale, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous five league fixtures. Plymouth experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back defeats to Charlton (0-6) and Oxford United (1-3) and we do not believe that they are capable of shocking the promotion-chasing Black Cats.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
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.