Blackburn VS Sunderland- Match Preview & Prediction


Over 3,000 Sunderland fans travel down to Ewood Park on a Tuesday night as the Black Cats’ hope to build on their impressive victory against Wigan on Saturday.

Sunderland came back from behind to beat the Latics’ on Saturday thanks to second half goals from Elliot Embleton and Dennis Cirkin.

Blackburn currently sit 5th in the table, despite losing 7 of their first 15 games this season.

Rovers’ haven’t drew a single game so far this season (W8 D0 L7), and they are just 1 point behind Burnley at the top.

The Black Cats’ could move into the play-off places with a victory, if other results go in their favour.

Sunderland have only won 1 of their last 5 games, drawing 3 and losing 1.

However, it has been an impressive run of form considering they have been playing without a recognised striker and they continue to grind out results.

Last time out, Blackburn played Boro on Saturday and they won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Sam Gallagher.

Sunderland will need to focus on keeping Ben Bereton Diaz out on Tuesday.

He was Rovers’ top scorer last season with 22 goals, and he is currently their highest scorer this season with 7 goals.

The Black Cats’ will need to play yet another game without a striker, but Ellis Simms is edging closer to a return.

Captain, Corry Evans is set to make his return against his former club, following his suspension.

Lynden Gooch will be assessed before the game, after suffering an injury in the first half against Wigan on Saturday.