Grigg To Lead The Line | 4-2-3-1 Sunderland Predicted Lineup Vs Blackpool

Sunderland were held to a draw by Oxford United over the weekend, and the Black Cats continue to lose ground on the fourth spot in the League One. However, they have games in hand over their rivals, but the League One outfit needs to start winning their games soon if they want to get promoted to the Championship through one of the automatic promotion spots.

The Wearside outfit are soon going to be in action again as they are set to face Blackpool who currently occupies the 8th spot on the league table. Blackpool’s last league defeat came against Sunderland, and since then they only lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup. The home fans need to get back behind the players as Sunderland are entering the crunch phase of the season.

Team News: Donald Love is a long term absentee. Lee Cattermole could be rested once again as Jack Ross indicated earlier that he wouldn’t want to risk him by rushing him into the playing eleven.

Sunderland Predicted Lineup Vs Blackpool

Formation (4-2-3-1)


Jon McLaughlin is a nailed on starter in goal for Sunderland. Jimmy Dunne scored a goal at the weekend, but it wasn’t enough in the end as Oxford managed a grab a late equaliser. He is likely to start in the heart of the defence. Tom Flanagan is likely to be his partner, but Jack Baldwin is also a strong contender to start. However, we are going in with Flanagan for this game.

Reece James should start in his usual left-back role. The right-back spot is expected to be occupied by Adam Matthews.


Former academy product Grant Leadbitter is likely to start in midfield as long as Cattermole is out of action. Max Power should get the nod to start in a deeper role alongside him. Both of them would be expected to protect the back four and establish Sunderland’s dominance in midfield.

George Honeyman is expected to start in the attacking midfield role. The experienced Aiden McGeady is set to begin the match on the left flank. Lynden Gooch is available for selection, but we would like to see Lewis Morgan start once again on the right. However, Gooch is also a top candidate to feature in that position.


Sunderland’s marquee signing Will Grigg made his debut against Oxford, but he had to feed off scraps for most of that game. The former Wigan striker would hope that his team-mates can present him with some decent goal-scoring chances in this home tie. The Northern Irish forward is expected to lead the line for the Black Cats up front.

The following two tabs change content below.

Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Share This Article

Leeds United Send Scouts To Keep An Eye On This Scottish Winger: One For The Future For Bielsa?

Next Story »

Manchester United Make Contact In Pursuit Of This French Midfielder: The Right Choice For The Red Devils?


  • Why Rodgers Should Target This Fulham Forward To Finally Replace Dembele For Celtic

    4 months ago

    Celtic are not having the best of form despite a few encouraging outcomes in the league in recent weeks. They have claimed a double treble over past ...

    Read More
  • Tottenham Hotspur Keeping Tabs On This 19 Y/O Ipswich Midfielder: A Scout Report

    5 months ago

    According to a recent report by Football. London, Tottenham Hotspur are set to reignite their interest in Ipswich Town wonderkid Andre Dozzell. It is understood that a whole ...

    Read More
  • ‘Hypocrite’ Neil Harris Needs To Get Over The Whining From The Leeds United Match

    5 months ago

    “…their reaction to the goal is completely over the top and a disgrace in English football.”- Neil Harris’ quote to South London Press & Mercury in response ...

    Read More
  • Rangers Sign Young Attacking Starlet: A Scout Report For Gerrard

    6 months ago

    Rangers’ signing juggernaut doesn’t look like stopping as they recently gave a professional contract to Chris McKee who is set to join the Rangers youth academy. The ...

    Read More
  • Scout Report Of £40m Dutch Sensation Wanted By Tottenham Hotspur And Barcelona

    6 months ago

    Tottenham Hotspur may have gone an entire summer without making additions to their squad, but Mauricio Pochettino continues to keep an eye on players who can improve ...

    Read More