Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After coming from two goals behind to share the spoils with Crewe at Alexandra Stadium, Sunderland will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they host Swindon Town at their Stadium of Light. The Black Cats were scoring goals for fun in February, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Swindon. It has to be noted, though, that all Bailey Wright, Jordan Willis, Denver Hume, and Tom Flanagan are sidelined with injuries.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Northampton. Swindon Town, though, have been struggling on the travels, of late, which is the main reason we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. Mathieu Baudry and Ezekiel Fryers are both likely to miss the game through injuries, but there are no suspended footballers in the away 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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.