Our match prediction:
Rotherham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers take on each other at AESSEAL New York Stadium at the start of the new Championship campaign. The Millers were more than fortunate not to drop to the League One at the end of the last season, with the team finishing the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in 21st place in the standings. Rotherham United head into the match against Wolverhampton following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Sunderland and Scunthorpe United in warm-up games and they are certainly eager to return to winning ways. The Wolves suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Swansea City in their final warm-up game, meaning that both teams head into Saturday’s football clash with the lack of confidence. Anyhow, considering that both Rotherham and Wolverhampton are desperate to get back on course, we predict that both teams will score in the opening match of the season. In their last meeting at AESSEAL New York Stadium Wolves recorded a 2-1 win over Millers.
Highligted 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 (Wolverhampton Wanderers):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980. The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves. Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.