Our football match prediction:
As expected, Rotherham United suffered yet another defeat on the road in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign, with the team losing to Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium at the weekend. The Millers are 15 points behind the safe zone in the standings and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to secure the Championship survival. Rotherham United picked up only one point on the road from possible 45, but the rock-bottom team recorded three wins in previous five home games in the league and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s football match against Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn Rovers desperately needed a win against QPR at the weekend and they managed to get one. The Riversiders aim to escape the relegation zone and we predict that they are going to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s game against Rotherham United, who are on a four-game losing run in all competitions.
Highligted Player (Joe Mattock):
Joe Mattock is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Mattock was born on 11 May, 1990 in Leicester, England and he began his senior career at Leicester City. He plays as a left back and his contract with Rotherham United expires on 30 June, 2017. Joe Mattock played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton in the past and he represented England on the international stage as well. He has 1 cap for England U17 team, 13 caps for the U19 team and 5 for England U21 team. Mattock started his youth career at Leicester City and he was voted Leicester’s academy played of the 2006/2007 season. He made his debut for the Leicester City senior team on 14 April, 2007, in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City. He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Gareth McAuley at left back. Speaking of his personal life, Mattock was sentenced to ten months in prison on October 2011 as he pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.