Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rotherham United will be aiming to retain top position in the League One standings when they welcome Bristol Rovers at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Matchday 28. The Millers are on a four-game winning run in the league, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers. Seeing that Kyle Vassell scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Oxford United, the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Bristol Rovers have been struggling to find their best form in the second half of the season. The Pirates are on a five-game winless run in the League One, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. Considering that Rotherham United seem to be on top of their game ahead of Saturday’s showdown, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to South Yorkshire.
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.
Highlighted Team (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.