Millwall vs Rotherham United Match Analysis & Prediction
20/09/2023 9:45 pm
Millwall will play host to Rotherham United at The Den on Wednesday, with the two sides hoping to improve on difficult starts to the Championship season.
Both sides suffered defeats on their return to action from the international break at the weekend, leaving them 18th and 21st in the table respectively after six rounds of fixtures.
Millwall went into the break on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Birmingham City, in which Kevin Nisbet opened the scoring and Jay Stansfield forced a share of the spoils with a second-half equaliser, before they returned to action at home to Leeds United on Sunday and came away empty-handed.
Joel Piroe put the visitors ahead inside the 15 minutes and netted his second in the 77th minute before Georginio Rutter added insult to injury, adding a third to wrap up a 3-0 away victory, and Millwall will now be desperate to put that disappointment behind them and make a return to winning ways on home turf.
Left wounded and with just one point to their name from four matches, Rotherham United were able to find a crucial victory heading into the break, as they beat high-flying Norwich City 2-1 at the New York Stadium, through goals from Dexter Lembikisa and Jordan Hugill, only to fall short in an important encounter away at fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town on their return to action on Saturday.
Goals from Josh Koroma and Sorba Thomas in the first and second half respectively sealed the victory for the hosts, leaving Rotherham 21st with just four points at this early stage, and desperate to avoid being cut adrift early in the fight for survival, they will seek to right Saturday’s wrongs in midweek and leave The Den with a positive result.
Millwall vs. Rotherham United Head to head
In the 22 previous meetings between these two teams, Millwall have claimed 10 victories while Rotherham have won six, and they have drawn in six. Rotherham have scored 21 goals and conceded 30 in the process.
Millwall Team News
Millwall were without several key men against Leeds, with first-choice goalkeeper Matija Sarkic and captain Shaun Hutchinson both sidelined by injuries.
Rowett will again be unable to call on the duo on Wednesday, meaning Bartosz Bialkowski will continue to deputise for the former in goal.
Millwall's Last 5 Matches
Rotherham United Team News
Rotherham continue to deal with injury concerns, with defenders Lee Peltier and Grant Hall and midfielders Cafu and Jamie Lindsay all confined to the treatment room ahead of the midweek contest.
Tyler Blackett and Cameron Humphreys should again be preferred at the heart of the back four, while Oliver Rathbone, Christ Tiehi and Hakeem Odoffin will all fight to keep their spots in midfield.
Rotherham United's Last 5 Matches
26/08/2023Rotherham United1Leicester City2Championship
29/08/2023Stoke City6Rotherham United1League Cup
02/09/2023Rotherham United2Norwich City1Championship
16/09/2023Huddersfield Town2Rotherham United0Championship
Millwall vs. Rotherham United: Odds and Predictions
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