Sunderland VS Blackburn Rovers – Match Preview & Prediction

The Black Cats face Blackburn Rovers at The Stadium of Light on Easter Monday, as they look to build on an impressive away victory against Cardiff City last time out.

Adil Aouchiche had his best game in a Sunderland shirt, against Cardiff, as he scored a penalty and assisted Jobe’s goal.

Jobe’s rest during the international break looked to have done him the world of good, as he put in an unbelievable performance for an 18-year-old.

However, the victory was Sunderland’s first 3 points in 8 matches, as they finally put to end their horrid run of 6 defeats and 1 draw.

Blackburn Rovers, who were fighting for a play-off places last season, fine themselves fighting at the wrong end of the table this campaign.

Going into the final 7 games of the season, they find themselves in 19th, just 2 points above the relegation zone.

The Black Cats currently sit in mid-table, 13 points off the top 6, and 12 points above the drop zone.

A win for Sunderland could see them move up to 11th, with the potential of being 15 points clear of relegation, and 10 points off the top 6.

A win for Blackburn could see them move up to 16th, and 5 points off the relegation zone.

Team News

Patrick Roberts, Aji Alese and Corry Evans are all in contention to make their first appearances since their respected injuries.

Jack Clarke continues to work towards full fitness.

Prediction

Sunderland 1-0 Blackburn

Scorer – Jobe

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