Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be looking to build on the EFL Trophy win over Carlisle United when they take on Swindon Town at County Ground on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats are still seen as one of the main candidates to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Sunderland have been impressive at the back of late in the League One, and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet.
Swindon, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of Sunderland. The hosts are on a three-game winless run in the League One, meaning that the Black Cats will not have a better chance than this to start a new winning streak. Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan misses Saturday’s football match through suspension.