Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be looking to build on the EFL Trophy win over Carlisle United when they take on Swindon Town at County Ground on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats are still seen as one of the main candidates to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Sunderland have been impressive at the back of late in the League One, and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet.
Swindon, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of Sunderland. The hosts are on a three-game winless run in the League One, meaning that the Black Cats will not have a better chance than this to start a new winning streak. Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan misses Saturday’s football match through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Zeki Fryers):
Zeki Fryers is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Swindon Town in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England, on September 9, 1992, Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the English giants in the League Cup game against Leeds United on September 20, 2011. The 183-cm tall left-back played for the likes of Standard Liege, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United (loan), Ipswich Town (loan), and Barnsley as well before signing a deal with Swindon Town in 2019 as a free player.
He made his Swindon Town debut in the League Two in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United on August 3, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Zeki Fryers played for the England U16, U17, and U19 teams in the past. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.