Millwall will be visiting AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with home team Rotherham United.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Rotherham United v Millwall can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Rotherham United will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Championship triumph over Wycombe Wanderers.
In that match, Rotherham United managed 54% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Rotherham United was Michael Ihiekwe (92'). Wycombe Wanderers got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The Millers have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Millers have conceded in 5 of them as well as scoring in 6 of those matches. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might be sustained here in this match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rotherham United:
- have not lost a league tie with Millwall in their previous 4 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Millwall will go into the clash following a 3-1 EFL Cup win to beat Cheltenham Town in their most recent match.
In that match, Millwall managed 55% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Millwall, the scorers were Ryan Leonard (19'), Connor Mahoney (48') and Matt Smith (62'). Cheltenham Town got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Finn Azaz (69') was the scorer for Cheltenham Town.
Indicating their penchant for productive encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the previous 6 matches in which Millwall have played, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals per clash. Opposition teams have hit 7 of these goals.
Heading into this contest, Millwall haven't beaten Rotherham United when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes going back to 30/09/2006 shows us that Rotherham United have won 3 of these games and Millwall 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for The Millers and 8 created by The Lions. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Championship match day 30 on 02/02/2019 which ended up with the score at Millwall 0-0 Rotherham United.
In that match, Millwall managed 53% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Rotherham United had 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Andrew Madley.
Team News: Rotherham United
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
We are thinking that The Millers could employ a 4-4-2 formation in the match with Jamal Blackman, Joe Mattock, Michael Ihiekwe, Clark Robertson, Wes Harding, Kieran Sadlier, Jamie Lindsay, Matt Crooks, Chiedozie Ogbene, Michael Smith and Freddie Ladapo.
Team News: Millwall
Millwall manager Gary Rowett has not got a full squad to pick from. Frank Fielding (Arm Injury) and Ben Thompson (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We are inclined to think that The Lions will likely elect for a 3-4-3 formation, giving starts to Bartosz Bialkowski, Jake Cooper, Shaun Hutchinson, Alex Pearce, Ryan Leonard, Shaun Williams, Ben Thompson, Scott Malone, Jed Wallace, Tom Bradshaw and Mason Bennett.
We’re thinking that Millwall and Rotherham United are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Therefore, we predict a close game with a 0-0 score by the conclusion of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium (12,021)
Captain: Richard Wood
Chairman: Tony Stewart
Manager: Paul Warne
Competitions: Championship position 8