English Championship: Game Week 10
Stadium: New York Stadium
4th October 2023
Rotherham United will welcome Bristol City at New York Stadium in Game Week 10 of the English Championship. The home side has not won any of their last four games and will be looking to change that. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United form
Rotherham United, under the leadership of Matt Taylor, are striving to avoid relegation to League One this season, following a satisfactory 19th-place finish in the previous campaign. However, they have encountered a challenging start to the new Championship season, currently sitting on only five points from nine matches.
In their first four games, they managed to secure just one point, which came from a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers, despite initially leading 2-0. It wasn't until their fifth match, prior to the international break, that they achieved their first victory. They emerged triumphant with a 2-1 win over Norwich City at the New York Stadium, thanks to goals from Dexter Lembikisa and Jordan Hugill.
Unfortunately, since returning to action in mid-September, Rotherham United has struggled to maintain their momentum. They are now entering Wednesday's game after enduring another four-match winless streak in the Championship. Their woes began with 2-0 and 3-0 defeats away at Huddersfield Town and Millwall. They managed to increase their points tally to five with a more commendable result, holding league leaders Preston North End to a 1-1 draw in South Yorkshire, courtesy of Hugill's goal. However, they suffered their sixth league defeat of the season last weekend, losing 2-0 to Cardiff City in South Wales, as Kion Etete and Perry Ng scored second-half goals.
Currently placed at 23rd in the Championship, Rotherham United faces a three-point deficit to catch up with 21st-placed Middlesbrough and 22nd-placed Queens Park Rangers. On Wednesday, they will strive to regain their winning form on their home ground to prevent themselves from falling too far behind in the battle for survival.
Rotherham United Predicted Lineup
Johansson; Lembikisa, Blackett, Peltier; Onyedinma, Clucas, Tiehi, Rathbone, Bramall; Nombe, Hugill
Bristol City form
Bristol City, led by manager Nigel Pearson, had a strong start to the Championship season, earning three wins and 12 points in their first seven matches. However, they are now aiming to recover from two consecutive defeats. In their last game against Stoke City, they started off well, going two goals ahead with goals from Sam Bell and Nakhi Wells. However, Stoke City made a comeback and equalized through Mehdi Leris and Sead Haksabanovic. In the 89th minute, Nathan Lowe scored the winning goal for Stoke City. As a result, Bristol City currently sits in 11th place in the Championship, just one point behind eighth place. They will be looking to bounce back in their upcoming match to secure another three points.
Bristol City Predicted Lineup
O'Leary; Tanner, Naismith, Dickie, Pring; Williams, James, Knight; Sykes, Wells, Bell
Rotherham United vs Bristol City Expert Tips
Bristol City possesses a high caliber of players in various positions on the field, with a notable strength in their attacking force. We believe that they will recover from their back-to-back losses against a struggling Rotherham team and resume their winning form in South Yorkshire. Expect a low scoring game with under 2.5 goals.