Millers to face Swans…
Rotherham United head into the game against Swansea City on the back of a good point at Deepdale last Saturday against Preston North End.
Paul Warne’s side earnt a battling 1-1 draw against a very tough Preston side managed by Alex Neil. United were heading into the clash last weekend in high spirits after picking up a positive result on Tuesday (23rd October) against high-flying Middlesbrough.
Prior to facing both Middlesbrough and Preston in their previous two matches, both away from home, the Millers hadn’t gained a single point in the Sky Bet Championship on the road and gaining two from the last two games had given them some hope.
The last game at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, Paul Warne’s men faced Bolton Wanderers and were on course to gaining all three points, that was until Christian Doidge, a one-time Rotherham transfer target stepped up with a late equaliser for Phil Parkinson’s men. The Millers will be hoping to get all three points when the Swans come to town.
Last Time We Met
The last meeting between Rotherham United and Swansea City came in the Carabao Cup in the 2014/15 season.
The clash took place at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium with the Swans coming out 1-0 winners thanks to Bafetimbi Gomis’s 22nd-minute strike.
The last meeting at Rotherham was during the 2006/07 season at the Millers’ old ground Millmoor and the Swans won 2-1 in that encounter thanks to goals from Pawel Abbott and Lee Trundle whilst Martin Woods grabbed Rotherham’s goal in stoppage time at the end of the second half.
Rotherham’s last victory over Swansea at home came during the 2000/01 season when goals from Mark Robins, Darren Garner, Kevin Watson and Alan Lee helped the Millers to a 4-2 win with Steve Watkin and Matt Bound getting on the scoresheet for the Swans.
Swansea City head into this encounter following a 2-0 home win against Reading last Saturday at the Liberty Stadium, a result which means the Swans have won three of their last six games in all competitions.
In the other three games the Swans have claimed a 0-0 draw with Wigan, whilst losing 3-2 to Ipswich and 1-0 to Aston Villa. The Reds will be hoping to claim a win on the road for the first time since September 1st when they won 2-1 at Millwall.
I think Rotherham will be able to notch up three valuable points during this encounter following impressive performances in their last two away games and will try to keep the Swans wait for an away victory going.
Rotherham United 2-0 Swansea City
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