Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ipswich Town when they take on Rochdale in yet another home fixture. The Black Cats do not want to give up on their promotion dream, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing on the bottom-table side. Chris Maguire scored a late winner against the Tractor Boys, and, no doubt, the Scotland international will be the man to watch in the home team.
The Dale, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers in their last league match despite conceding inside the first minute. Anyhow, Rochdale face an uphill task against the Black Cats, who have turned their Stadium of Light into a real fortress. In the first half of the season Sunderland defeated Rochdale 2-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.