Derby vs Rotherham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park.
Both these teams are placed in the relegation zone, and are getting desperate to post some points on the board, and get past the cut-off. However, the season has gotten intense, and day by day, the state of affairs is just getting worse for either of these squads.
Of the two, the Millers are definitely the inferior one – based on recent form. They have shown no improvement over the course of the season, and have been conceding goals in plenty.
They have also been a disaster on the road for almost the whole of the campaign. However, counterparts the Rams’ case is different. They have tried to learn from their mistakes, and over the past few weeks, they have been different.
They have also been a more threatening team at home lately. And most importantly, Wayne Rooney’s men have a truly phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years – especially so at this venue.
As such, expect Derby to record the win this Saturday.
Derby vs Rotherham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Rams had recorded a huge 6-1 win in the latest encounter.
- They have lost just twice against this rival since 2002, and one of those defeats had come in the EFL Cup.
- They had scored three or more goals in eight of the former eleven clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record since 2003.
- The combined scorecard for the past seven meetings at this ground is, 20-3, in favor of the hosts.
Derby vs Rotherham Prediction
The Rams lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Sheffield Wednesday. In the meantime, Paul Warne’s men lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Barnsley.
Going on, the Millers were winless in nine of their last ten overall games, and eight of these were losses.
They were also winless in 17 of their preceding 20 fixtures. On the road, they are on an eight-fixture losing run, and their only win away from home since February of 2020 had come against the dead-last placed Wycombe.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in seven of their previous ten overall match-ups, and they remained so in four of their former five appearances at home.
And on top of all that, they have a 100% winning record in h2h encounters at this stadium in the 21st century.
For the reasons, expect Derby to post the three points this Saturday.
Going on, both these teams are placed in the relegation zone, and are desperate for points. They also have been conceding goals in plenty all through this new season. Likely, the chances for the fixture to turn into a goal-fest is very high.
Derby vs Rotherham: Betting Tips
Derby to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).