Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland: Is game on TV? Is there a stream? What time is kick off? Who is the referee?

Sunderland travel south to face Bristol Rovers this weekend.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 4:58 pm

The Black Cats will take on The Gas in the third tier.

And with the game set to be streamed, we walk you through how you can watch it.

Sunderland are sitting in third position at the moment with 64 points from 35 games following a 1-1 draw against Lincoln City.

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Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.
Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.

Bristol Rovers, however, are close to the relegation spots and have Swindon Town and Sunderland to play this week.

But how can you watch the clash? Here, we take you through everything you need to know…

When is Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland?

The League One clash between Sunderland and Bristol Rovers will take place at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday, March 27.

Kick off is scheduled for 3pm.

What are the odds for Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland?

At the time of writing, bookmakers Paddy Power have Sunderland priced at 4/6 to win the clash.

A draw is 13/5 with the same outlet, whilst a Lincoln win is 16/5.

Paddy Power are offering both teams to score at 17/20 and both teams to score in the first half at 7/2

Both teams to score two or more goals is currently priced at 5/1.

All odds correct at the time of writing. Over 18s only. Please gamble responsibly and Be Gamble Aware. www.begambleaware.org.

What channel is Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland on?

Unfortunately, the League One match between Sunderland and Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers won’t be shown on television.

Unlike the Black Cats’ recent games against Portsmouth in League One and Tranmere Rovers in the Papa John’s Trophy final, this fixture hasn’t been chosen to be broadcast.

Can I stream Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland online for free?

Yes, Sunderland’s game against Bristol Rovers will be streamed on iFollow via SAFSEE.

Frankie Francis and Danny Collins will be live from the 30 minutes before kick-off, with the duo also providing post-match analysis and reaction.

New users can set up an account and pay £10 to view the game by clicking here.

Existing users with a season pass can view the game by following this link.

The Sunderland Echo will also have full coverage from the Wham Stadium as Lee Johnson’s side aim to extend their unbeaten record to 12 games in all competitions in our live blog.

Is there any team news ahead of Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland?

Tom Flanagan, Bailey Wright, Aiden O’Brien, Jordan Jones and Denver Hume missed Sunderland’s draw against Lincoln City.

Jordan Willis remains out the season.

Hume, however, may be in line to feature at some point having returned to full-contact training last week.

When asked about injuries after Sunderland’s 2-0 win at Accrington, Johnson gave an update on Jones, O’Brien and Wright.

“First to return would probably be O’Brien,” said Johnson. "Second Jordan, and Bailey – they’ll be pretty close.”

Are there any tickets available for Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland?

No tickets will be available for fans for the League One clash.

The game is set to be played behind closed doors as per current government regulations.

Who is the referee for Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland?

Ollie Yates will referee the game with Louis Marks and Darren Wilding running the lines.

Lee Swabey will be the fourth official.

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