Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Sunderland and Rotherham United go head to head in the League One derby on Tuesday evening. Sunderland faced no difficulties in a 5-1 win over ten-man Cambridge United, with the team moving one step closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. The Black Cats, though, can’t afford any complacency in the season finale as all Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe, and Plymouth are breathing down their neck.
Alex Neil is unlikely to make changes to the team that crushed the U’s, while both Eiden McGeady and Lee Burge remain in the recovery room. Leon Dajaku is a major doubt. The Millers, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-1 win over Oxford United to stay in automatic promotion berth. Beating Sunderland at Stadium of Light, though, is easier said than done; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on draw. William Grigg remains in the recovery room, while Shane Ferguson is rated doubtful for the game.
Highlighted Player (Danny Batth):
At the age of 10 Danny Batth joined Wolverhampton football academy. He was soon named the captain of the Wolves youth team and nobody was surprised when he made his debut for the senior team. The defender, who was born on 21 September, 1990 scored nine goals in 140 league appearances for Wolverhampton, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Colchester United, Sheffield United and their bitter rivals Sheffield Wednesday on loan as well.
Danny Batth won the Football League One with Wolverhampton in the 2013/2014 season and, speaking of his individual awards, he was named Wolves Young Professional of the Year in the 2009/2010 campaign. Batth book his place in the 2013/2014 PFA League One Team of the Year as well. The 191-cm-tall centre back scored his first professional goal on 20 February in Colchester United’s 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic.
Daniel Batth was born in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and he is the only footballer to play in all 46 matches for Wolves in the 2013/2014 season.
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.