Rotherham vs Barnsley
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 28th January 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham.
Rotherham United will continue their battle against relegation when they welcome their south Yorkshire rivals Barnsley to the New York Stadium on Saturday evening.
The previous round saw Rotherham lost 4-0 to Newcastle away from home. This kept them at 16 points and remain unchanged at the foot of the table.
The Millers have managed just 4 wins from their 27 matches so far this season, all of them have come at home. Their most recent home games was a 2-1 win against Norwich City, which is their third home win in four matches.
Barnsley earned a 3-2 win against an inform Leeds United on match-day 27. They have now won in 4 of their last 6 matches, while they dropped points via a draw and a loss. The Tykes are 8th in the Championship standings, 4 points below the play-off zone.
Rotherham vs Barnsley: Head-to-head stats
It resulted in a 4-0 win for Barnsley when they met Rotherham for the reverse fixture of the corresponding fixture on September 2016. This was their first competitive meeting since 2005.
Barnsley are unbeaten in their last 7 meetings against Rotherham with 4 wins and 3 draws.
Rotherham vs Barnsley: Prediction
Rotherham’s best results in recent weeks have come at home, but Barnsley are an equally capable team while playing on the road. Therefore, an away win is very much on the cards especially when Barnsley have a strong h2h record over their opponents.
The home team can be adventurous with a heavy focus on attack and therefore we can expect a high scoring affair. Both teams to score is also an alternate option for this fixture.
Rotherham vs Barnsley: Bet Tips
FT – Over 3.5 goals at odds of 2.90 (19/10)
Barnsley to win at the odds of 2.45 (16/11).