Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Burton Albion quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town in the opening match of the season as they defeated Gillingham 2-1 at Priestfeld Stadium at the weekend. The Brewers showed character in the come-from-behind victory over the Gills, with Nathan Broadhead scoring a brace. The Welsh rising start wants to add more goals to his account and, no doubt, all eyes will be on him when Burton Albion welcome Rotherham United at their Pirelli Stadium.
The Millers kicked off the new League one campaign with a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon, but they failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Lincoln City. Burton Albion and Rotherham United seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils on Matchday 3. You should know that the Brewers emerged triumphant in each of their previous three meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Akins):
After making his first football steps in Huddersfield Town youth academy, Lucas Akins made his first-team debut against Northampton Town as he came as a substitute to replace Luke Beckett. However, he made no more than five appearances for Huddersfield Town as he was sent on loan to Nortwich Victoria.
After spending two seasons at Hamilton Academical, the winger, who was born on 25 February 1989, joined Tranmere Rovers in July, 2010. Lucas Atkins scored 7 goals in 77 appearances for the club and in 2012 he signed a contract with Stevenage. The English footballer played 77 league games for the Boro and he scored 13 goals for the club.
During the 2013/2014 campaign he was on Burton Albion’s radar and at the end of the season he joined the Pirelli Stadium outfit. Lucas Atkins enjoys playing football, but dancing is considered his passion as well. His main position is right wing, but he plays as both centre forward and left winger 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.