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The Championship match at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Friday will see hosts Rotherham United welcome Leeds United.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Rotherham United v Leeds United, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Rotherham United will be wanting a better result here after a 5-0 Championship losing effort in their last game against Watford.
In that game, Rotherham United managed 44% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Watford had 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Mileta Rajović (10', 45'), Edo Kayembe (54'), Tom Ince (86') and Matheus Martins (94') scored for Watford.
It’s not been often in recent times where Rotherham United have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Rotherham United have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rotherham United:
- have left without a victory over Leeds United in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Leeds United head into the game after a 2-1 Championship win with the downing of Plymouth Argyle in their most recent game.
In that match, Leeds United had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Leeds United, goals were scored by Daniel James (21') and Joël Piroe (28'). On the other side, Plymouth Argyle got 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ben Waine (84') was the scorer for Plymouth Argyle.
The stats don’t lie, and Leeds United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in total. At the back, Leeds United certainly have room for improvement. Such a trend might not be sustained into this match, however.
Heading into this contest, Leeds United are undefeated by Rotherham United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 09/01/2016 shows that Rotherham United have won 1 of these games and Leeds United 5, with the number of draws standing at 0.
A sum of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 4 from The Millers and 12 coming from The Whites. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Championship match day 29 on 26/01/2019 when the final score was Rotherham United 1-2 Leeds United.
That time, Rotherham United managed 30% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Semi Ajayi (28').
Leeds United got 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Mateusz Klich (51', 86') was the scorer.
The referee was Tim Robinson.
Team News: Rotherham United
The Rotherham United boss will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
In our view, The Millers will possibly opt for a 5-3-2 formation this time featuring Viktor Johansson, Dexter Lembikisa, Lee Peltier, Sean Morrison, Daniel Ayala, Sebastian Revan, Oliver Rathbone, Christ Tiehi, Cafu, Georgie Kelly and Sam Nombe.
Team News: Leeds United
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the Leeds United manager Daniel Farke to be concerned with. Stuart Dallas (Femoral fracture) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that The Whites appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Illan Meslier, Archie Gray, Joe Rodon, Liam Cooper, Júnior Firpo, Ethan Ampadu, Glen Kamara, Daniel James, Joël Piroe, C. Summerville and Georginio Rutter.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Rotherham United must be fancied to score against this Leeds United outfit, but one goal possibly won’t be enough.
We can see a very close game with a 1-2 advantage for Leeds United after the 90. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium (12,021)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Tony Stewart
Competitions: Championship position 22
🔑 Key Man: Hakeem Odoffin
Regularly deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Hakeem Odoffin was born in Barnet, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Barnet in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.