English Championship: Game Week 8
Stadium: New York Stadium
23rd September 2023
Rotherham United will welcome Preston North End at New York Stadium in Gameweek 8 of the English Championship. Preston are unbeaten in the league so far. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United form
After a successful season last year, where they secured their place in the Championship by finishing 19th with 50 points, Rotherham entered the new season under the leadership of Matt Taylor with the goal of surviving. However, they have had a difficult start in England's second tier. In their seven matches so far, they have only managed to earn four points. They began with losses to Stoke City, Leicester City, and Sunderland, with their only point coming from a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers at home, where they surrendered a 2-0 lead. Their aim to add to their points tally resulted in a home victory against Norwich City, which was followed by a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town. In their most recent match against Millwall, they were beaten 3-0, leaving them in 21st place in the league. Rotherham will be desperate to improve their form and secure a victory at home on Saturday to avoid falling further behind.
Rotherham United Predicted Lineup
Johansson; Lembikisa, Humphreys, Blackett, Revan; Rathbone, Tiehi, Clucas; Onyedinma, Hugill, Nombe
Preston North End form
It will not be an easy task for Preston North End as they face strong opposition in their match against a struggling Ryan Lowe-led team. Preston North End finished 12th in the previous season, narrowly missing out on a higher position due to a disappointing end to the campaign. However, they started the new season on a positive note with a 1-1 draw against Bristol City in August. Since then, they have won all six of their Championship matches, narrowly defeating Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, and Swansea City by one-goal margins. Their strong form continued before the international break, as they secured a 2-0 victory over Stoke City with two goals from Will Keane. The team carried this momentum into their latest match, where they defeated Plymouth Argyle 2-1 with goals from Duane Holmes and Liam Millar. Now, they are aiming for their sixth consecutive win in the second-tier league as they face Birmingham City. Currently, Preston North End sits at the top of the table with an impressive 19 points, having only dropped points in their opening-day draw.
Preston North End Predicted Lineup
Woodman; Lindsay, Whatmough, Storey; Potts, McCann, Ledson, Millar; Browne, Holmes; Osmajic
Rotherham United vs Preston North End Expert Tips
Rotherham United possesses undeniable potential to compete effectively and challenge opposing teams. This potential is greater than what their recent outcomes imply. Particularly when playing on their home ground, Rotherham United can present significant obstacles for their opponents. However, Preston enters South Yorkshire with strong confidence and a winning streak in their favor. Considering these circumstances, it is highly likely that Preston will persist in their successful run and defeat Rotherham United, who are currently struggling. Expect it to be a low scoring game.