Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a heavy 6-0 loss to Man Utd in the FA Cup, Tranmere Rovers will be looking to give fans some cheer when they welcome Sunderland at their Prenton Park. Tranmere’s main goal is to secure yet another League One survival, and we are positive that they are going to leave their hearts on the field. Paul Mullin is pushing for a start after he came as a substitute in the 6-0 defeat to the Red Devils.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, dropped two points in a goalless draw with Doncaster Rovers. Sunderland failed to impress in their last league fixture, but it has to be noted that they missed a clear-cut opportunity to score the winner in the dying minutes of the match. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Tranmere have been struggling in front of home fans in 2020.
Highlighted Player (Ollie Banks):
Ollie Banks is an English footballer who plays for League One side Tranmere Rovers. The Rotherham local who was born on the 21st of Septemeber, 1992, joined Rotherham United in 2010 and made his professional debut in May 2011 the following season.
Incidentally, his debut game would also mark his first professional goal in football and even his final appearance for The Millers, who released him in 2012. During the next couple of years, Banks played for several Sixth and Seven tier teams before signing a professional contract with Chesterfield FC in September 2013. Banks made over 90 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and helping them earn promotion to League One at the end of the 13/14 season.
A notable spell at Oldham Athletic succeeded his time at The Spireties before he finally joined Tranmere Rovers in May 2018. The 27-year-old who predominantly plays as a central midfielder is known for his dynamism and versatility.
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.