Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Stadium of Light will host Saturday’s relegation six-pointer between Sunderland and Hull City. The Black Cats did well to beat Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Matchday 11, with the team putting an end to their eleven-game winless run in the national championship. Sunderland need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure yet another elite division survival and they are certainly capable of picking up all three points from Saturday’s football match against Hull City. The Tigers gave fans some cheer in their last league fixture as they outplayed Southampton in front of home fans, but despite beating the Saints on day 11, the team failed to escape the relegation zone. Both Sunderland and Hull City are likely to go for a win in the Stadium of Light clash and we predict that both teams will find the net in the relegation six-pointer.
Highlighted Player (Patrick 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 (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.