Aston Villa vs Rotherham United:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa host Rotherham for their first home game of 2016/2017 Championship season.
Aston Villa lost their first game of 2016/2017 season. Di matteo tutored side lost to Sheffield Wednesday in a close battle last weekend. That defeat makes it two defeats in two for the Villians, who also suffered 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in their last club friendly going into the season.
Rotherham shared the spoils in their first game of the 2016/2017 campaign. The Millers squandered an early 2-0 lead to a 10-man Wolves on Saturday. Most of all, Rotherham narrowly escaped relegation to the league one last season, and will be looking to finish in a decent and safer position this term.
Aston Villa vs Rotherham: Key Facts
- Aston Villa are currently on 2 games losing streak.
- Aston Villa have failed to win a game in their last clashes at home, losing 6 on a roll.
- Rotherham won 2, drew 2, and lost 1 in their last 5 away games in the league.
- Rotherham have failed to win in 5 straight games.
Aston Villa: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Gollini – Cissokho, Baker, Elphick, Hutton – Grealish, Gardner, Westwood – Ayew, Gestede, McCormack.
Rotherham: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Camp – Kelly, Broadfoot, Wood, Mattock – Forster-Caskey, Vaulks, Frecklington – Forde, Ward, Taylor.
Aston Villa vs Rotherham: Head to Head
Aston Villa and Rotherham are not very familiar with each other. However, both sides have met just once in their club competition history.
Both side met during the Capital one cup competition in 2013, In which Aston villa defeated Rotherham with 3-0 scoreline after 90 minutes.
Aston Villa vs Rotherham: Prediction
Aston Villa started their battle for promotion with a won defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Di Matteo’s men and the Villa fans will optimistic for a maximum point in their first home game.
Moreover, Rotherham won’t be an easy nut to crack, yet the Villians could come out as eventual winners. This is due to the 12th man that comes with home advantage. Without a doubt, the Aston Villa are a better quality side, it is their attitude that could be difference between win and a defeat on Saturday afternoon.
Aston Villa vs Rotherham United: Tips
- Aston Villa to win.
- Over 2.5 goals.