Our football match prediction:
David faces Goliath at St. James’ Park. League leaders Newcastle United take on rock-bottom Rotherham United on Matchday 27 and anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise in this one. The Magpies defeated Brentford at Griffin Park at the weekend, with Dwight Gale scoring his 20 goal of the season. The former Crystal Palace attacker is enjoying a season to remember and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing him. Spanish ace Ayoze Perez provided two assists for his teammates in the victory over Bees and he will be yet another man to watch in the home team. Rotherham United have collected no more than one point on the road this season and despite the fact that the Millers outplayed Norwich City in their last league game, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (DeAndre Yedlin):
DeAndre Yedlin is a versatile 22-year-old young American footballer who is currently on loan at Sunderland from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. His primary position is as a right-back but Yedlin can also play as a wingback or a wide midfielder. He is known for his speed on the wings and getting great crosses on the flanks. Yedlin was part of Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program from 2006-09 before joining the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy in 2010. He played college soccer at the University of Akron starting in 20 games for the Zips. Yedlin soon made his mark with Seattle Sounders and earned the record of becoming the first rookie to be named to the MLS team of the Week on his professional debut and the second rookie to make it to the All-star team. He earned his senior team debut in 2014 and has 33 caps to his name.
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.