Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Aesseal New York Stadium will host Friday’s FA Cup game between Rotherham United and Stockport, the two teams who have not met in a competitive match since January 2011. Back then Rotherham rolled over Stockport 4-0 in the League Two, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. The Millers are leading the chase for automatic promotion to the Championship, meaning that they are fully focused on the English second tier.
The Hatters, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling back-to-back wins over King’s Lynn (5-0) and Wealdstone (4-1). Since the National League side have been scoring goals for fun of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. When the two teams met in the League Two back in 2011 Rotherham rolled over Stockport 4-0, and you should know that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous five meetings in all competitions.
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.