Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Rotherham vs Sheffield Preview

Moving forward with Rotherham vs Rotherham vs Sheffield Preview, Rotherham are poised to lock horns with Sheffield Wednesday in a seemingly important clash of the minnows in the Championship. The match will be held at the New York Stadium in Rotherham on 2nd March. With everything on the line, the two teams will play for 3 important points that can help them move up the table. After 34 match days, Sheffield Wednesday sits at the 23rd position with only nine wins and 32 points, while Rotherham are at the bottom of the standings, having recorded only 19 points so far. 

Both teams will be desperate for a win this coming Saturday as they are eager to escape their disappointing spot in the Championship this season. The Millers will head into this game off the back of a 1-2 defeat against Queens Park Rangers. They have failed to secure a win in their last 10 league games so far and also fell to a 0-1 loss against Fulham in the 3rd round of FA Cup earlier this year.

They suffered defeats in their last three games against Watford, Ipswich Town and QPR respectively. The only positive thing Leam Richardson’s men garnered in these losses was their performance against Ipswich Town where they put in an impressive performance before suffering a 3-4 loss. 

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday have garnered some confidence following two consecutive wins in their last two league clashes against Millwall and Bristol City. They will look to continue their winning streak in the Championship by displaying another stellar performance against the hosts.

The Owls, who are the second-last team in the Championship standings, could move level with 21st-placed Queens Park Rangers if they clinch a victory at the New York Stadium. The question remains, whether either team has enough hunger to go all guns blazing in pursuit of an important victory or a draw is on the cards.

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Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Team News

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Get the latest update on Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Lineups and Team News:-

Rotherham United

Leam Richardson is expected to get a fully fit squad for the game against Sheffield in the coming Saturday. He will once again rely on his main man Tom Eaves to deliver on this big occasion when they are desperate to end their disappointing winless run in the Championship. Oliver Rathbone might start ahead of Seriki for his performance in the last league game. Sean Morrison will once again lead the defense as the English center-back has found some form later on.

Predicted XI: Viktor Johansson; Sean Morrison, Hakeem Odoffin, Lee Peltier, Peter Kioso, Oliver Rathbone, Samuel Clucas, Christ Tiehi, Andy Rinomhota, Tom Eaves, Sam Nombe

Sheffield Wednesday

The South Yorkshire-based club will miss the service of their promising defender Di’shon Bernard in this clash as the player received a red card in the last match. With the forward line delivering much-needed goals lately, Danny Rohl will breathe a sigh of relief. The main striker of the Owls Ike Ugbo has found the net three times in the last two games against Millwall and Bristol City. The young midfielder Ian Poveda who has also shown great performance in the last match, is also poised to start. Michael Ihiekwe will be the main card in defense for the visitors.

Predicted Playing XI: James Beadle; Liam Palmer, Michael Ihiekwe, Pol Valentin, Marvin Johnson, Anthony Musaba, Barry Bannan, Will Vaulks, Ian Poveda, Ike Ugbo, Jeff Hendrick

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-Head 

The two English sides have faced each other 18 times so far in all competitions with Sheffield Wednesday clinching 9 wins while Rotherham came over the line on 5 occasions. The teams shared the points 3 times in the Championship. Sheffield eased past Rotherham in their last meeting by a 2-0 margin last year. 

Last 5 games results:

  • Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rotherham
  • Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Rotherham
  • Rotherham 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Rotherham
  • Rotherham 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday 

As Sheffield Wednesday boasts a great winning record against Rotherham, they aim to secure a third consecutive victory in the Championship. They are also optimistic about scoring on the upcoming Saturday, considering Rotherham has managed a measly zero clean sheets in previous games. The Millers, on the other hand, aim to take advantage of their home turf to accumulate as many points as possible.

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

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With two minnows facing an uphill task to progress in the Championship standings, it will be difficult to say who will hit the bull’s eye in this fixture. However, Rotherham, who find themselves at the bottom of the table and 13 points behind their Saturday foes, are expected to start the proceedings on an aggressive note as they are on the verge of league relegation.

Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, have a better chance to climb out of the danger zone in the Championship, and a win at the New York Stadium could ease that process for them. It can be said that the match will witness more than 1 goal, but for now, it’s impossible to say who will break the deadlock.

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday forecast:- Rotherham 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday 

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips & Odds

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips:

  • Rotherham to beat Sheffield Wednesday 
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5 – Yes

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Odds

  • Rotherham: 3.30
  • Draw: 3.25
  • Sheffield Wednesday: 2.24 
  • Source: Oddspedia

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday Schedule & Telecast Details 

  • Date & Time: Saturday, 2 March 2024, 3 PM (GMT)
  • India: FanCode (selective match)
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • USA: ESPN+, Hulu

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