Millers Preview Vs Birmingham City (A)

Rotherham United head into the game against Birmingham City following goalless draw against Bristol City on Wednesday evening.

The Millers had plenty of chances to score, however they failed to take their chances at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Speaking at his press conference on Thursday manager Paul Warne said: “I’ve got another player with a knock. I’ve got a couple coming back, although I’m not sure one will be back this weekend.”

“It would be nice if we could get points on the road, we won’t want it to drag on.”

Warne also admitted he likes Jaques Maghoma and that Jota is another good player saying “They are real threats with pace and power and trickery. Birmingham are well-organised and fit.

This league is all about trying to take your chances.” Warne also expressed to finish on a positive result (before the international break) would be a good result for the club.”

Last Time We Met 

The last time the sides met was 14th April 2017 when striker Danny Ward, now at Cardiff City, cancelled out Kerim Frei’s opener as both the Millers and the Blues shared the points in a 1-1 draw at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The last meeting at St Andrews was 18th October 2016 with the hosts running out 4-2 winners. Michael Morrison gave the hosts the lead before Danny Ward equalised, Lukas Jutkeiwicz and Jaques Maghoma put Birmingham into 3-1 lead at the break.

Jon Taylor pulled one back on 56 minutes but David Cotterill’s 84th minute spot kick secured the win for Birmingham.

The Opposition: 

Birmingham City head into the game following a 1-1 draw with Brentford on Tuesday evening, a result which means Garry Monk’s side are unbeaten in seven games.

In those seven games Monk’s side got a surprising 2-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road, a game that the Blues fustrated Marcelo Bielsa’s table-toppers. 

Prediction:

I believe it will be a good game for a neutral at St Andrews on Saturday and I can see both teams scoring in the game, however, I feel neither side will get all three points.

Birmingham City 1-1 Rotherham

Picture Credit: Rotherham United

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