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The Championship game at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday sees home team Rotherham United playing Blackburn Rovers.
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Rotherham United will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Brentford.
In that match, Rotherham United managed 40% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Brentford got 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Rotherham United haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their sum of goals equals just 4 vs opposing sides during the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, The Millers have also seen the tally of goals against them total 7.
Heading into this contest, Rotherham United are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Blackburn Rovers will come into the match following on from a 5-2 Championship win over Huddersfield Town in their previous fixture.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers had 43% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 12 on target. For Blackburn Rovers, the scorers were Adam Armstrong (8', 54', 60'), Ben Brereton (22'), Ryan Nyambe (45' Own goal) and Sam Gallagher (57'). Huddersfield Town had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Josh Koroma (82') scored for Huddersfield Town.
The stats don’t lie, and Blackburn Rovers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. Defensively, Rovers have seen their frailties exposed. That aside, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend might persist in this next match.
Their past results show that Blackburn Rovers:
- haven't beaten Rotherham United in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 11/02/2017 shows that Rotherham United have won 1 of these & Blackburn Rovers 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 from The Millers and 9 belonging to Rovers. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Championship match day 19 on 16/12/2020 when the final score was Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Rotherham United.
On that day, Blackburn Rovers had 67% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Harvey Elliott (80') and Adam Armstrong (98').
Rotherham United got 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Michael Smith (61') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jarred Gillett.
Team News: Rotherham United
Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from. Matt Crooks is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
From a largely full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray to be concerned with. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It could well end in a draw. Our tip is therefore for a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium (12,021)
Captain: Richard Wood
Chairman: Tony Stewart
Manager: Paul Warne
Competitions: Championship position 22
⭐ Key Player: Michael Smith
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Michael Smith was born in Wallsend, England. Having played his first senior match for Darlington in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 10 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 40 appearances.