Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 5-1 win over Gillingham, Rotherham United will be aiming to given fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Burton on Matchday 22. The Millers are eager to retain top position in the standings, and seeing that all Wigan, Wycombe, and Sunderland are breathing down their neck, Saturday’s clash is of big importance for the hosts. The opposition defender should have midfielder Daniel Barlaser at bay as he scored a brace in the midweek triumph.
The Brewers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Wycombe, but seeing that Rotherham have turned their Aesseal New York Stadium into a real fortress, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from the match. In their last meeting in the English third tier Rotherham defeated Burton 3-2, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Burton):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.