EFL Championship: Game week 37
Stadium: New York Stadium
14th March 2023
On Tuesday night, Preston North End will attempt to extend their undefeated streak to seven matches in the Championship as they visit Rotherham United. The team arrives at the game with a 2-0 victory against Cardiff City in their previous home match, whereas Rotherham faced a 2-0 loss at Birmingham City on the same day.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United’s Form
Prior to their match against Birmingham City on Saturday, Rotherham had been enjoying an unbeaten streak of three games in the Championship. However, they were defeated 2-0 by the Blues, which resulted in them occupying the 18th position in the league table. Matthew Taylor's team has secured 40 points from 35 games, having won nine, drawn 13, and lost 13 matches. The Millers were promoted from League One last season and their primary objective this term is to avoid relegation back to the third tier. Their recent accumulation of seven points from fixtures against Sunderland, Swansea City, and Queens Park Rangers were quite significant in this regard. Rotherham's next two games will be played at home, against Preston and Cardiff. They have managed to secure seven victories while playing in front of their home supporters this season. Furthermore, they have gone unbeaten in their previous six Championship matches against Preston, although the earlier encounter this season ended in a goalless draw.
Rotherham United’s possible starting lineup
Ogbene, Washington, Hugill, Fosu, Lindsay, Coventry, Hjelde, Humphreys, Peltier, Harding and Johansson
Preston North End’s Form
Despite not having beaten Rotherham since their 3-1 victory in November 2016, Preston's recent form has been impressive, with Ryan Lowe's team being unbeaten in their last six matches in England's second tier. This includes a 2-0 win over Cardiff on Saturday, where Thomas Cannon scored the opening goal before Ched Evans secured the victory in second-half stoppage time. The result saw Preston move up to 12th place in the table, but they are currently eight points away from the playoffs, making it unlikely for them to push for a top-six finish in the remaining stages of the campaign. However, if they continue their winning streak on Tuesday against Rotherham and in their next game away to Middlesbrough next weekend, it could leave their fans optimistic about a potential late promotion push.
Preston North End’s predicted lineup
Cannon, Evans, Fernandez, Johnson, Whiteman, Woodburn, Potts, Cunningham, Diaby, Storey and Woodman
Rotherham United vs Preston North End expert tips
Rotherham's home record in the Championship this season shows only five losses, however, they face Preston, who have the fourth-best away record, having earned 29 points on their travels. Although the visitors have the potential to secure a win, we predict a closely contested match resulting in a draw. Our prediction for the final score is fewer than 2.5 goals.