Rotherham United vs Middlesbrough Match Analysis & Prediction
01/05/2023 3:00 pm
On Monday, Rotherham United will welcome Middlesbrough, knowing that a win will ensure their continued participation in the Championship.
Boro, meanwhile, travels to the New York Stadium knowing that they have already secured a spot in the top four spots and a home second-round playoff matchup.
Rotherham would have jumped at the chance to still control their destiny with two games remaining at the beginning of the season, but Matt Taylor will be upset that his club has not already secured survival.
The Millers lost 2-1 to Bristol City and Cardiff City in the last week due to late goals conceded, so work needs to be done regardless of the outcome of the weekend game.
Taylor knows that Rotherham cannot afford a third straight loss on Monday since bottom-placed Wigan Athletic will be hosted by 22nd-placed Reading, and 21st-placed Huddersfield Town will be at Cardiff City.
Boro has recently shown a decline in consistency and overall performance, with Michael Carrick’s club losing three of their past six games.
They have given up as many as 12 goals over that time, and their defensive efforts are starting to worry many ahead of a crucial part of the season.
The North-East team won’t really care who they play in the playoffs, but Carrick will be ready to sort out some problems before attempting to secure a position at Wembley Stadium.
Rotherham United vs. Middlesbrough Head to head
Both sides have ten games against each other with hosts taking two wins while visitors with six wins and two draws.
Rotherham United Team News
With Tariqe Fosu-Henry or Domingos Quina possibly returning to the lineup, Taylor is expected to rest Rotherham midfielder Ollie Rathbone, who played 70 minutes against Cardiff despite groin difficulties.
After a protracted absence, Ben Wiles is anticipated to remain among the substitutes; however, if Cohen Bramall has fully recovered from his illness, Shane Ferguson might take Cohen’s position.
Rotherham United's Last 5 Matches
Middlesbrough Team News
There is a chance that a similar lineup will be picked because Carrick has said he won’t hurry back many of the injured players who missed the match against Luton.
Notable omissions from the team included Tommy Smith, Dael Fry, Paddy McNair, Matt Clarke, Riley McGree, Aaron Ramsey, and Marcus Forss.
Middlesbrough 's Last 5 Matches
Rotherham United vs. Middlesbrough : Odds and Predictions
3 Way; Away
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