Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Stadium of Light will host Tuesday’s football match between Sunderland and Fleetwood Town, the two teams who have been producing terrific showings in the League One of late. Sunderland did well to beat Bristol Rovers 3-0 at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run in the league to four games. The Black Cats have been impressive at the back in 2020, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the midweek fixture.
USA international Lynden Gooch, who looks unstoppable at the moment, will be the man to watch in the home team. The Cod Army, on the other hand, are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the League One. Fleetwood are determined to secure promotion to the Championship, but Sunderland should pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Joey Barton has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Tyne and Wear.
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 (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.