English Championship: Game Week 20
Stadium: New York Stadium
9th December 2023
Rotherham United will welcome Swansea City at New York Stadium in Game Week 20 of the English Championship. Both teams have not announced new managers after sacking the old ones. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United form
Rotherham United has yet to announce a new permanent manager, but it is likely that Leam Richardson will take the post. The team will return to action on Saturday with the goal of improving their position in the Championship table. In recent weeks, they have fallen further behind in 23rd place and are in danger of relegation. Matt Taylor started the season as the manager, but after collecting only 11 points from their first 16 games and suffering a 5-0 defeat to Watford, he was let go. Under temporary stewardship from Wayne Carlisle, the team has been winless in their last seven matches. They managed to earn a point in a 1-1 draw against Leeds United, followed by a 4-1 defeat to Hull City. In their most recent match against Birmingham City, they were held to a goalless draw. Currently sitting in 23rd place, three points behind Queens Park Rangers and seven points from safety, Rotherham United is eager to close the gap and secure their first league win since October, regardless of whether they have a new manager or not.
Rotherham United Predicted Lineup
Johansson; Peltier, Hall, Morrison, Bramall; Lindsay, Odoffin, Tiehi; Rathbone; Nombe, Hugill
Swansea City form
They will face a Swansea City team who will be playing their first match under temporary management after the recent dismissal of Michael Duff. Despite taking charge of the team in the summer, Duff was replaced on Monday as Swansea City found themselves in 18th place with only 21 points from 19 games. They had managed five wins and suffered eight defeats. Of those victories, four came in a row between September and October, with the most recent win coming against Blackburn Rovers in late October. However, since then, they have failed to win in their last five attempts. They went into the international break with a draw against Sunderland and a loss to Ipswich Town. On their return, they drew 2-2 at home against Hull City. They then suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leeds United, followed by a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town last weekend. Their only point in that match came from a late equalizer by Charlie Patino in the 94th minute. With the change in leadership and interim manager Alan Sheehan at the helm, Swansea City will be eager to halt their slide down the Championship table and return to winning ways this weekend in South Yorkshire.
Swansea City Predicted Lineup
Rushworth; Naughton, Cabango, Darling, Tymon; Patino, Grimes, Fulton; Bolasie, Yates, Lowe
Rotherham United vs Swansea City Expert Tips
Given their deteriorating position in the struggle for survival, Rotherham will be eager to reclaim victory on their own grounds this Saturday. However, it is worth acknowledging that Swansea City carries a greater level of skill compared to their opponents. Additionally, both teams currently operate under temporary leadership. Consequently, we anticipate a draw as the most probable result at the New York Stadium. Bet on double chance on the home side for safety.