Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rotherham United and Southend United, the two sides with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season, face each other at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Matchday 38. Rotherham United are determined to return to the Championship, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale if they are to secure a top-two finish. The Millers aim to bounce back from a surprising 3-1 loss to Rochdale, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the relegation strugglers on Saturday afternoon.
Anyhow, Rotherham will not have a better chance than this to get back on course in the League One. Southend United, on the other hand, are 16 points behind the safe zone, meaning that they will find it hard to avoid relegation to the League Two. Even though the Shrimpers outplayed Bristol Rovers 3-1 at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing Millers this time out.
This game is postponed.
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 (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.