Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley when they host Rotherham United at their Stadium of Light on Matchday 9. The Black Cats do not want to give up on their promotion dream and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Rotherham United. Experienced Irish winger Aiden McGeady, who scored his second goal of the season in the 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley, will be the man to watch in the home team.
The Millers rolled over Bolton Wanderers 6-1 at home in their last league match, but seeing that the Trotters coach mostly relies on youngsters, Paul Warne’s troops are unlikely to spoil Sunderland’s party at Stadium of Light. In their last meeting in the League One Sunderland crushed Rotherham 4-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Will Grigg):
Wighan Athletic striker Will Grigg became a viral sensation during the European Championship in France but the chances are any avid football fan will have been well aware of his goalscoring exploits even before 2016. The 27-year-old forward began his career at Stratford Town but it was in Walsall that the world took notice of his presence after 27 goals in 99 performances for the club.
He first came to prominence during the 2012/13 season when he was voted the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, but a loan spell at Milton Keynes Dons during his rather unfortunate two-year spell over at Brentford proved crucial for his career.
The total of 20 goals in 44 appearances at Stadium MK was where Wigan Athletic noticed the Northern Ireland man and moved in to sign him on a three year contract for a £1 million fee in 2015. ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ was the hit song of the Euro 2016 even though the Northern Ireland striker ended up not getting a chance to make a bow in the tournament.
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.