Our prediction for this Championship match:
Rotherham United and Burnley go head to head at Aesseal New York Stadium in the Championship round 43. The Millers have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Rotherham, sharing the spoils with Norwich, while losing to Luton. Rotherham are eager to escape the danger zone, and seeing that Burnley’s job is done already, we predict that the hosts will grab something from Tuesday’s clash. All Conor Washington, Viktor Johansson, Bailey Wright, Grant Hall, Sean Morrison, and Ben Wiles should miss out with injuries, while both Jordan Hugill and Domingos Quina are pushing for a start.
The Clarets, on the other hand, did well to secure the Premier League promotion, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the midweek game. Nathan Tella misses out with injury, but Benson Manuel should recover in time to face the Millers.
Highlighted Player (Jay Rodríguez):
Having progressed through the youth ranks of his hometown club Burnley, Jay Rodriguez was rewarded with a professional debut against Bristol City in December 2007 as an 18-year-old boy. It wasn’t until the 2008/09 season when he began to show glimpses of proper promise for the Clarets, however.
With 15 goals and six assists in 37 Championship outings in 2011/12 campaign, Jay Rodriguez caught the eye of several Premier League clubs and it was Southampton who pounced for his signature in a £7 million deal. Six goals and eight assist in his debut Premier League season were followed by a breakthrough record of 15 goals and three assists in 33 matches of the 2013/14 campaign.
An unfortunate cruciate ligament injury sustained in April 2014 halted his progress as he sat through the entire 2014/15 season. It did not prevent West Bromwich Albion from making a move for Rodriguez in 2017, making him the first signing of the summer transfer window, worth a reported £12 million. The WBA forward features only once for England U21 in 2011 and made a single senior appearance – in a 2-0 defeat to Chile in November 2013.
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.