Our football match prediction:
AESSEAL New York Stadium will host Sunday’s football match between Rotherham United and Derby County. The Millers failed to secure the Championship survival and it is more than obvious that they are not competitive at this level. The rock-bottom team, though, gave fans some cheer in previous two league games as they defeated Ipswich Town in their last home game, while sharing the spoils with Preston at Deepdale Stadium. Rotherham United aim to finish the season in style and we predict that the hosts will take Sunday’s game against Derby County very seriously. The Rams are low on confidence ahead of the last day of the season as they failed to book their place in the Championship play-offs and that is the main reason why away win should not be considered. Anyhow, both teams are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the AESSEAL New York Stadium clash and a lively contest appears on the horizon.
Highlighted 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 (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.