Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Blackpool, Watford will look to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive when they take on Rotherham United on Matchday 28. The Hornets are eyeing their eighth home win of the process, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ismaila Sarr, who sealed the victory against the Seasiders, while all Bacuna, Pedro, Dele-Bashiru, Hause, Kayembe, Gosling, Louza, and Cleverley continue to miss out with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Millers desperately needed a win against Blackburn, and they managed to get one in style (4-0). Rotherham, though, are on a three-game losing run on the road, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Slaven Bilic’s troops. The likes of Ben Wiles, Tom Eaves, Georgie Kelly, and Gran Hall remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
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.