Our prediction for this Championship match:
Rotherham United did well to share the spoils with Ipswich Town at Portman Road Stadium on Matchday 15, but they suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Derby and Preston in previous two league fixtures. The Millers do not seem to be competitive at this level and seeing that they are 11 points behind the “safe zone” in the Championship standings, there is every chance the rock-bottom team will drop to the League One at the end of the season. Rotherham United are on a four-game losing run at home ahead of the visit of Leeds United and they are unlikely to grab something from Saturday’s football match. The Whites failed to make life difficult for league leaders Newcastle United (0-2) at the weekend, but we predict that they will emerge triumphant in the AESSAL New York Stadium clash. Australia international Chris Wood is widely expected to lead the attack for the visitors against Rotherham.
Highlighted Player (Lee Frecklington):
Lee Frecklington is an English footballer who started his youth career at Lincoln City. He was making progress day by day in Lincoln’s youth and the Lincoln owners decided to count on him for the 2003/2004 season. The midfielder scored 21 goals in 124 appearances for the club and in 2013 he signed a deal with Rotherham United following a successful loan spell with the New York Stadium outfit.
Lee Frecklington has established himself as a first-team regular at Rotherham United and he scored five goals in 27 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign. Despite being born in Lincoln, England, Frecklington played for Republic of Ireland B in a friendly game against Scotland in 2006. He is eligible to play for the Boys in Green as his maternal grandparents were born in Northern Ireland.
The Rotherham United midfielder won the League One play-offs with the Millers in the 2013/2014 campaign. He used to play for the likes of Stamford, Lincoln United and Peterborough United in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.