Our prediction for this Championship match:
Rotherham United will be looking to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Stoke and Luton when they host Preston at their Aesseal New York Stadium. The Millers’ main goal for the 2020/21 Championship season is to secure the survival, but they will have to improve their game if they are to meet the goal. Both Ogbene and Robertson are sidelined with injury for the hosts, while MacDonald is rated doubtful.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Reading. Preston aim to move a little closer to the playoffs berth, and we predict that they will take advantage of Rotherham United’s current form. Moult is definitely out of contention with injury for the visitors, while Pearson will be assessed on the match day. In their last meeting in the Championship the Millers emerged triumphant, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Billy Jones):
Billy Jones is a professional footballer who plies his trade at Sunderland. He was born on 24 March, 1987 and started his senior career at Crewe Alexandra in 2003. In 2007 the defender moved to Preston North End and after spending four years at Deepdale, he then joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in 2011.
Jones made 17 appearances for the Baggies in his debut elite-division season and he scored his first goal for the Hawthorns outfit on 20 April 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle. On 28 May, 2014 Billy Jones signed a contract with Sunderland and it has to be noted that he made 14 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign.
He spent more minutes on the field in the 2015/2016 season (21/1) and he played a role in helping Sam Allardyce’s team secure the Premier League survival. Billy Jones made his England U20 debut in 2005.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.