The Black Cats come into this sport stuffed with confidence, having misplaced simply as soon as of their final 5 within the Championship. In the meantime, the guests have misplaced all of their final three league video games.
Who would you begin on the appropriate immediately?
Ought to the house facet snatch an anticipated victory, they might finish the day in a playoff spot.
Nonetheless, having performed on Saturday we’d anticipate Tony Mowbray to freshen issues up barely.
With that in thoughts, right here’s the Sunderland XI we’re predicting to face Blackpool tonight…
Anthony Patterson is unlikely to be displaced, because the teen has saved three clear sheets in his final 5 matches.
We’re additionally predicting an unchanged again 4, with Luke O’Nien to proceed to accomplice the ever-present Danny Batth.
Dan Neil will look to carry down the midfield alongside Corry Evans, nevertheless, it’s within the offensive positions the place we anticipate some adjustments.
Jack Clarke is solely undroppable in the meanwhile with three targets and 4 assists this time period, nevertheless, with simply two targets, Patrick Roberts might make manner following a disappointing efficiency towards the Lilywhites.
The Ivorian has made 4 cameos from the bench now for the Wearside outfit, and given the shortage of relaxation time between their final fixture, he could possibly be one of many two adjustments to maintain the Tangerines guessing.
Alex Pritchard will seemingly preserve his place alongside the striker, however we anticipate the “glorious” Elliot Embleton – as dubbed by Alex Neil – to be dropped in favour of the electrical Jewison Bennette.
The 23-year-old has deputised nicely up entrance, however having but to attain this season and crucially not really being a striker, Mowbray might as an alternative depend on the tempo and energy of the younger Costa Rican.
These two tweaks would remember to terrify the opposition, because it provides a directness and velocity certain to trigger issues.