Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Bet365 Stadium will host the match between Stoke City and Sunderland. The Potters showed character in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United and the relegation-threatened team will be looking to record their first win of the season when they take on Sunderland on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats are eyeing their first win of the season as well and we predict that both teams will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match. Stoke City have been struggling at the back this season and seeing that Sunderland are not regarded as good travellers, there is every chance we will see a high-scoring affair at Bet365 Stadium. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw in their last meeting in the Premier League and we would not be surprised if history repeat itself. A man to watch in the home team will be Marko Arnautovic, who produced a fine display in Austria’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Martins Indi):
Bruno Martins Indi was born in Portugal, but his family quickly moved to Rotterdam, where he joined Feyenoord’s youth set-up in 2005. Netherlands international has made his professional debut in 2010 with Feyenoord, where he spent four years as mainstay before a move to FC Porto on the back of impressive display at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Bruno Martins Indi spent most of his career playing as centre-back, but he can equally fill in on various positions in defence. Bruno Martins Indi had been deemed a victim to the extreme recolution in Porto’s central defensive department, having fallen out of favour with Nuno Espirito Santo and even being punished with a place in Porto’s reserves.
During the summer transfer window the 24-year-old defender insisted on a move away from the club with Premier League being his preferred destination. On the final day of the transfer marked Bruno Martins Indi has been set to Stoke City on a season long loan.
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.