Our prediction for this Championship match:
Rotherham will be aiming to escape the danger zone when they take on Sunderland in a postponed Championship game. The Millers suffered yet another dip in form, with the team failing to win the previous five league fixtures, and given their difficulties in front of goal, home win should not be considered. Both Ben Wiles and Sean Morrison are out of contention with injuries, while Cameron Humphreys is one yellow card away from suspension.
The Black Cats, on the other hand, head into Tuesday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with Bristol City. Sunderland are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, and we predict that they will take advantage of the current situation in Rotherham’s dressing room. Both Ross Stewart and Lynden Gooch remain in the recovery room, while Niall Huggins is back to contention. In the first half of the season Sunderland outclassed Rotherham 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.
The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.