Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Stadium of Light when Sunderland and Coventry City face each other in the League One derby on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats have been struggling on the travels in the 2019/2020 season, but their home record is pretty impressive. Seeing that Sunderland are eyeing their sixth home win of the season, it is no wonder they are considered favourites to win the clash against Coventry City.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, defeated Rochdale at home in their last league fixture, but they have yet to record a win on the road in the English third tier this season. Sunderland are eager to climb to the play-offs berth in the League One standings; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on Phil Parkinson's troops. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced midfielder, Aiden McGeady.
Highlighted Player (Duncan Watmore):
Duncan Watmore is an English footballer who started his youth career at the famous Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall winger then joined Altrincham at the age of 16 and he continued playing for the lower-league club at senior level.
After scoring 15 goals in 48 appearances for the club in the league, Watmore moved to Sunderland in 2013, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Clitheroe and Curzon Ashton on loan as well during his spell with Altrincham.
During the 2014/2015 season he played 9 games for the Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, but he returned to Sunderland at the end of the campaign. Duncan Watmore has 13 caps for the England U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. His main position is winger, but he is capable of producing fine performances as centre-forward as well.
Highlighted Team (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.