Our prediction for this Championship match:
High-flying Reading will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they host Rotherham United at their Madejski Stadium on Matchday 7. The Royals have been impressive in the Championship ever since Serbian tactician Veljko Paunovic took over the reins, and, no doubt, the atmosphere is great in the home team’s dressing room. The Millers, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their five-match winless run in the English second tier.
Rotherham United, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. The likes of Araruna, Swift, and Yiadom are likely to miss the game through injury for the hosts, while Ogbene should be the only absentee in the away team. Reading are undefeated in the previous six meetings with Rotherham in the Championship.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank 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.