Our football match prediction:
Situation at Stadium of Light is alarming ahead of the visit of Burnley. The Black Cats are the rock bottom of the Premier League table and this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts, who are on a three-match losing run in the English elite division. Sunderland failed to score in previous three league fixtures and they will have to improve offensively if they are to avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the season. Sunderland are six points behind 17th-placed Crystal Palace and we predict that David Moyes’ team will fight tooth and nail against Burnley. The Clarets, on the other hand, are seven points clear of the relegation zone and they head into Saturday’s football game following a 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. Sean Dyche’s men have yet to record a win on the road this season and that is the main reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit. After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops. Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season. Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.