EFL Championship: Game week 30
Stadium: New York Stadium
4th February 2023
On Saturday, Sheffield United will embark on a brief journey across South Yorkshire to the New York Stadium where they will face Rotherham United. After a thrilling 3-3 tie at Wrexham in the FA Cup fourth round, the Blades are poised comfortably in second place in the Championship standings. Meanwhile, Rotherham United, their opponents, sit 20th in the table with a five-point cushion over the relegation zone.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United’s Form
Get ready for a thrilling test this Saturday as Rotherham United charges into the field with newfound confidence! After a rough run of form post-World Cup, the Millers have been putting in impressive back-to-back performances in their quest to stay in the Championship. With a draw against Luton Town and a 1-0 victory against Saturday's high-flying opponents' thanks to Ben Wiles' goal, the team went into the break on a high. However, their struggles resumed after the break with only one point from four matches. Despite a valiant effort from Conor Washington, the Millers were defeated 4-1 at Portman Road in the FA Cup third round. But, they didn't let that defeat break their spirit and went on to produce a much-needed 4-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers, with Hakeem Odoffin, Oliver Rathbone, Shane Ferguson, and Conor Washington all getting on the scoresheet. They continued their improvement with a commendable 1-1 draw against Watford, with Ferguson scoring the opener. Well-rested after the weekend's break, the Millers are ready to aim for a double against Sheffield United and move even further away from the drop zone.
Rotherham United’s possible starting lineup
Johansson; Peltier, Humphreys, Morrison, Hjelde; Ferguson, Odoffin, Rathbone, Fosu; Hugill, Ogbene
Sheffield United’s Form
The Blades are a powerhouse to be reckoned with! Since their loss at home to the Millers in November, they've been unstoppable, cruising through every competition without a single defeat. Their fight for automatic promotion to the Premier League is in full swing, with 19 points earned from 7 league matches since December. The only blip on their record was a 1-1 draw away at QPR, but John Egan came to the rescue to secure a tie. They continued their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City and a 1-0 win against Hull City, bringing their total Championship victories to 17. In their latest adventure, they took on fifth-tier Wrexham in the FA Cup, where Oli McBurnie started things off strong but they went behind twice before Egan saved the day with a late equalizer, securing a replay the next week. The Blades are on a mission to secure a top-two finish in the Championship and with a 12-point lead over Middlesbrough and a game in hand, they're well on their way to success.
Sheffield United’s predicted lineup
Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson; Bogle, Berge, Norwood, Doyle, Lowe; McBurnie, Ndiaye
Rotherham United vs Sheffield United expert tips
The Millers are back in the game with a boost of confidence and a talented squad, especially after their January signings. But, don't count on them taking down Heckingbottom's squad. We're predicting Sheffield United to continue their stunning league run with another three points on the weekend. Get ready for a thrilling match with the potential outcome being Rotherham United 1-2 Sheffield United. Definitely, it is going to be a nail-biter.