Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win at AFC Wimbledon when they welcome Rotherham United at their Memorial Stadium. The Pirates aim to climb to the play-offs berth in the League One standings, but the game against Rotherham will be anything but a walk for the hosts. A man to watch in the home side will be Jonson Clarke-Harris, who has already netted six goals in the new League One season.
The Millers, on the other hand, are undefeated in previous three league fixtures. Following a thrilling 6-1 win over Bolton, Rotherham United shared the spoils with Sunderland and Shrewsbury Town in previous two league fixtures and they are definitely capable of holding Bristol Rovers to a draw on Matchday 11. With only three points separating the two clubs in the League One standings, a close encounter is on the cards at Memorial Park and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
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.