Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday square off against each other at Stadium of Light on Matchday 25. The Black Cats aim to build on a triumph over Doncaster, and a triumph over Wednesday will see them stay in automatic promotion berth. Even though all Aiden McGeady, Jordan Willis, Denver Hume, Luke O’Nien, Nathan Broadhead, and Niall Huggins continue to miss out with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Owls, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Crewe. Sheffield Wednesday are eager to climb to the playoffs berth, but given Sunderland’s form in December, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be experienced midfielder Barry Bannan, who found the net in the triumph over Crewe.
Highlighted Player (Corry Evans):
After starting his youth career at Greenisland Boys, Corry Evans joined Manchester United at the age of 15. However, despite being a part of the senior squad from 2009 to 2011, he did not play for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
In October, 2010 he joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan deal and one year later he signed a loan deal with Hull City. After scoring three goals in 18 appearances for the Tigers, the midfielder signed a permanent contract with the club in the summer of 2011. Corry Evans established himself as a first-team regular at Hull City, but in 2013 he moved to Blackburn Rovers. He has been playing for the Riversiders ever since, wearing No. 29 jersey.
Evans’ main position is central midfield, but he is often used as both defensive and a right midfielder. Corry Evans was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 30, 1990. He made his debut for the Northern Ireland national team in June, 2009 against Italy.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.