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EFL: Sunderland vs RAFC

Although the start of the season was not really impressive, but the stable performance at the end of the first round and the beginning of the second round helped Sunderland excel in the promotion Play-Off group to continue raising the dream. Premier League. With the spirit of rising, of course, "Black Cat" will not miss the familiar prey named Rochdale when he comes here again.

Maguire's more valuable golden goal in the 80th minute of the match helped Sunderland retain 3 points in the uncomfortable reception of Ipswich. The result is even more meaningful when helping "Black Cats" overcome this opponent to gain a position in the promoted Play-Off group. Specifically, after the first 29 games, Sunderland got 48 points and ranked 6th in the rankings. Of course, if they maintain their current form, Sunderland can even dream of a direct promotion, because at this time they are also only 2nd place with 5 points difference but playing less than 1 match. . In terms of form, Sunderland are showing a very bright face with only losing 1 and winning 3 in the last 5 appearances. That is not to mention, 3 times encountering Rochdale in history, the "Black Cats" are all triumphal songs. 

Rathbone's late goal saved Rochdale from a loss seen in the trip to Doncaster. Despite having a point, it is undeniable that Rochdale is going through a very hard time. As evidenced by the last 5 rounds, they only won 1 draw 2 and lost 2, that result made Rochdale drop to 18th place in the rankings with 33 points. Of course, the group holding the red light to 11 is enough for the visitors to not worry about the relegation mission. However, if you want to go further, it is not an easy task, and this is also one of the reasons why Rochdale is not really determined in recent matches.