Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Hillsborough when Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland face each other in a postponed League One fixture. The Owls have drawn each of their last four league fixtures, and, no doubt, they would be satisfied with one point from Tuesday’s clash as well. All Massimo Luongo, Josh Windass, and George Byers are out of contention with injuries, while Lewis Gibson is a major doubt.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Charlton (0-1) and Rotherham (1-5). Sunderland experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their last league match, but they are still in the race for automatic promotion. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Hillsborough, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Aiden McGeady misses out through suspension, while both Jordan Willis and Nathan Broadhead are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
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.