Blackburn VS Sunderland – Match Preview & Prediction

Around 3,500 Sunderland fans will be making the trip down to Lancashire, as The Black Cats hope to extend their unbeaten run to 5 games.

Both teams currently sit on 10 points, but Sunderland have a significantly better goal difference, with +6, compared to Blackburn’s -1.

Depending on other results, Sunderland could move up as high as 4th in the table, whereas Blackburn could leapfrog Sunderland and go as high as 5th, due to their goal difference.

The last time the two sides met was on Boxing Day, last year, at The Stadium of Light, and Sunderland came out 2-1 winners, thanks to goals from Ross Stewart and a last minute winner by Ellis Simms.

Bradley Dack is in contention to play against his former club, where he spent 6 years of his career, racking up almost 200 appearances.

Team News

Pierre Ekwah is unavailable through injury, after being taken off in last weeks win away to QPR, and Dennis Cirkin remains out.

Nazariy Rusyn is still ineligible to play, as he continues to wait for his visa.


Blackburn 1-2 Sunderland

Scorers – Jack Clarke and Alex Pritchard