Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday face each other at Aesseal New York Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Millers secured a quick return to the Championship, but they do not seem to be competitive at this level in the 2020/21 season. Rotherham experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Reading at the weekend, with the team extending their winless run in the league to six matches.
The Owls, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Luton Town in their last league fixture. Considering that Sheffield Wednesday head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we are tempted to put our money on draw. The likes of Dunkley, Iorfa, Lees, and Urhoghide are all injured, while van Aken will have to serve his ban. Both Brown and Shaw are rated doubtful for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Adam Thompson):
Born in Harlow, England on September 28, 1992, Adam Thompson is a defender who plays for Bury in League One. Thompson started his youth career at Watford and after making 14 appearances for the Hornets at senior level, he moved to Southend United, signing a permanent deal with the club in January, 2014.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet on loan as well before joining the Shakers. Adam Thompson has a short loan spell at Bradford City in the 2017/2018 season, but he made no more than nine appearances for the Bantams. Despite being born in England, Adam Thompson decided to represent Northern Ireland in international matches.
He made his debut with the Northern Ireland national team on February 9, 2011, coming from the bench in a 3-0 loss to Scotland. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine showings at right-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.