Our prediction for this Championship match:
Queens Park Rangers will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Blackpool when they take on Rotherham United in the Championship round 5. The Hoops are eyeing their second win of the season, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Ireland international Olamide Shodipo is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Barbet, Paal, Wilock, Clarke-Salter, Amos, and Thomas should miss out with injuries.
The Millers, on the other hand, did well to hold Preston to a goalless draw on Tuesday evening, with the team extending their unbeaten run to four games in all competitions. Rotherham, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling QPR’s party in London. All Eaves, Kayode, Kioso, and Odoffin have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Andre Gray):
Wolverhampton-born striker Andre Gray is a product of the Shrewsberry Town youth academy who hit the limelight during his two loan spell with Luton Town. A no-nonsense forward endured a difficult childhood which left him with a four-inch scar on his left cheek after he got stabbed in the face in a gang-related incident back in 2011.
Fortunately, Andre Grey was pulled out of the gang lifestyle by his mother and close friends and focused on his football career. Having scored 57 goals in 111 appearances with The Hatters, Gray was prized away by Brentford in a club-record deal at the time. Just a season later Gray moved to Burnley where he hit 23 goals in 41 Championship appearances to emerge as a vital cog in his club’s Premier League push in 2014/15. After nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances with he Clarets, Gray was transferred to Watford for yet another club-record fee.
The Englishman’s prolific goalscoring record in the Football League was brought to a halt, however, with Gray scoring just five goals in 31 Premier League appearances during the 2017/18 season.
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.