Sunderland and Blackpool will play in a game from League One in England, as host placed 3rd in the standings, while Blackpool is on 6th position.
Sunderland has 9 points difference from the 2nd Peterborough, so the main goal here for the team will be to keep a place in the playoff zone. The team significantly slowed down their form and after a successful start, followed by a decline in form, and in the middle of the season again managed to catch up and achieve a series of victories, but in recent matches, we see that Sunderland has clearly written off the first two places eligible for direct promotion to the Championship and will rely on the playoffs, where only one team will have the right to move to the upper division of a total of 4 teams. In addition to Blackpool, Sunderland will have matches with Northampton and Plymouth, and a little more is required to participate in the playoffs.
This is not the case with the Blackpool team, which ranks 5 points behind Sunderland, being in 6th place, which also gives the right to participate in the playoffs. Here, however, the battle is very contested, as Blackpool has 68 points, and the team’s Oxford, before them in the standings and Portsmouth after them in the standings also have 68 points. In the last matches, each point will be very important for the final ranking. The team, that will rank 4th will be clear maybe after the finish of the season, so now Blackpool will do everything possible to win this match. An advantage for the guests here is one game less, which is also important. I guess Blackpool will win in Sunderland or end in a draw. An important match for both teams, but while in Sunderland it takes very little to consolidate their place in the 6th, in Blackpool the match is one of the decisive ones to keep a place in the playoff zone.
Prediction – away win or draw – 1.74 from 22bet