Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sunderland play host to Rotherham United at their Stadium of Light in the Championship round 7. The Black Cats have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, but they are surely capable of matching the Millers on home soil. All Leon Dajaku, Dan Ballard, and Carl Winchester are sidelined with injuries, while interim head coach Martin Canning should stick to the 3-4-1-2 formation.
Rotherham United, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. The Millers are not regarded as good travellers, and seeing that Sunderland are eager to bounce back from the 1-0 loss to Norwich City, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the home side. Both Joshua Kayode and Cameron Humphreys are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Danny Batth):
At the age of 10 Danny Batth joined Wolverhampton football academy. He was soon named the captain of the Wolves youth team and nobody was surprised when he made his debut for the senior team. The defender, who was born on 21 September, 1990 scored nine goals in 140 league appearances for Wolverhampton, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Colchester United, Sheffield United and their bitter rivals Sheffield Wednesday on loan as well.
Danny Batth won the Football League One with Wolverhampton in the 2013/2014 season and, speaking of his individual awards, he was named Wolves Young Professional of the Year in the 2009/2010 campaign. Batth book his place in the 2013/2014 PFA League One Team of the Year as well. The 191-cm-tall centre back scored his first professional goal on 20 February in Colchester United’s 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic.
Daniel Batth was born in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and he is the only footballer to play in all 46 matches for Wolves in the 2013/2014 season.
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.