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The Championship tie at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Tuesday will see hosts Rotherham United lock horns with Nottingham Forest.
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Rotherham United will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Norwich City.
In that match, Rotherham United managed 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Norwich City had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Teemu Pukki (17') scored for Norwich City.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Rotherham United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Millers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals in the process. Such a trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Ahead of this clash, Rotherham United haven't lost in the league to Nottingham Forest in their last 2 games.
Nottingham Forest head into the match following on from a 1-0 Championship win as they beat Blackburn Rovers in their most recent game.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 37% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Nottingham Forest was Alex Mighten (26'). Blackburn Rovers had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Nottingham Forest has become fairly consistent of late. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 2 while The Reds have scored 6.
Coming into this contest, Nottingham Forest have left without a victory over Rotherham United in games played away from home for the previous 9 matches in the league. A very poor run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 16/04/2016 shows us that Rotherham United have won 1 of these & Nottingham Forest 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 for The Millers and 7 for The Reds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 6 on 20/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Nottingham Forest 1-1 Rotherham United.
In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 52% possession and 20 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Sammy Ameobi (79').
At the other end, Rotherham United had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Daniel Barlaser (51') was the scorer.
The referee was Stephen Martin.
Team News: Rotherham United
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the Rotherham United boss Paul Warne to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Chiedozie Ogbene (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from, Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’re envisaging that Rotherham United may not find it easy to hit the back of the net against this Nottingham Forest side who we think should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Nottingham Forest when all is said and done.
Let’s see what happens.
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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 21
🔑 Star Player: Michael Smith
Mostly played in the Striker position, Michael Smith was born in Wallsend, England. After having played his first senior match for Darlington in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has hit 7 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 26 appearances.