Our prediction for this Championship match:
After sharing the spoils with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, Bournemouth will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Championship when they welcome Rotherham United at their Vitality Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Cherries continue life without Norway attacker Joshua King, and, in his absence, January signing Shane Long is likely to start as a lone striker. Important defender Steve Cook, who suffered a groin injury in the goalless draw with the Reds, is unlikely to feature against Rotherham United.
The Millers, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City, and seeing that Bournemouth are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to South Yorkshire empty-handed. Both Mattock and Ogbene are sidelined through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston.
Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium.
Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
Highlighted Team (Rotherham):
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.