Our match prediction:
Aston Villa aim to return to the Premier League as soon as possible, but they did not make a good star to their 2016/2017 Championship campaign. The Villans suffered a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in their opener and they will be looking to make amends for the defeat when they take on Rotherham United on day 2. Coach Roberto Di Matteo is eager to record his first win with Aston Villa against Rotherham United and, no doubt, the hosts will go all guns blazing at the visitors in Saturday’s football match. Rotherham dropped a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton and considering that they struggled at the back in their opener, we predict that Alan Stubbs’ troops are going to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in the 2013/2014 Capital One Cup campaign Aston Villa recorded a routine 3-0 win over Rotherham United, with the likes of Weimann, Benteke and Delph scoring for the Villans back then.
Highligted Player (Micah Richards):
Micah Richards is an English player who began his senior career at Manchester City. The pacey full back, who is capable of playing at centre back as well, made 179 league appearances for the Citizens between 2005 and 2015 and he scored 6 goals for the club. On 17 June, 2015 he signed a four-year deal with Aston Villa, but he did not help the Villans avoid relegation to the Championship. The England defender scored one goal in 24 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa in the 2015/2016 campaign. Micah won the Premier League trophy with Man City in the 2011/2012 season and he lifted the FA Cup trophy in 2011 with the Citizens as well. Richards has 14 caps for England U21 and he received his first ever England call-up for a friendly against Netherlands in November, 2006. Micah Richards was born in Birmngham on 24 June, 1988 and he started his youth career at Leeds United, playing as a striker.
Highlighted Team (Rotherham United):
Rotherham United are an English club that compete in the Championship. Rotherham United are located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and they play their home games at New York Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 12,021. The club was founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham County and Rotherham Town. The colour of Rotherham’s home kit was originally yellow and black, but nowadays they were red and white jerseys. The Millers made it to the FA Cup fifth round on two occasions (1952/1953, 1967/1968) and they have yet to play in the Premier League. Rotherham United have won the Football League One twice (1950/1951, 1980/1981), but the club’s biggest success is participation in the 1960/1961 League Cup final. Sheffield United are regarded as Rotherham United’s fiercest rivals, but the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster could be considered Rotherham’s big rivals as well.