Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Doncaster (4-1) and Burton (3-0), Sunderland will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Fleetwood Town in the League One round 31. The Black Cats are eager to book their place in the playoffs, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Fleetwood on Tuesday evening. Charlie Wyke, who scored six goals in total in the previous three games in all competitions, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Keep in mind that all Willis, Hume, Flanagan, and Wright are sidelined with injuries. The visitors, on the other hand, have little to play for in the midweek clash as they are stuck in the middle of the table. Since Sunderland have been in a splendid form of late, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Joel Coleman is sidelined with injury for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Will Grigg):
Wighan Athletic striker Will Grigg became a viral sensation during the European Championship in France but the chances are any avid football fan will have been well aware of his goalscoring exploits even before 2016. The 27-year-old forward began his career at Stratford Town but it was in Walsall that the world took notice of his presence after 27 goals in 99 performances for the club.
He first came to prominence during the 2012/13 season when he was voted the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, but a loan spell at Milton Keynes Dons during his rather unfortunate two-year spell over at Brentford proved crucial for his career.
The total of 20 goals in 44 appearances at Stadium MK was where Wigan Athletic noticed the Northern Ireland man and moved in to sign him on a three year contract for a £1 million fee in 2015. ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ was the hit song of the Euro 2016 even though the Northern Ireland striker ended up not getting a chance to make a bow in the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.