Sunday’s game offers some decent value as newly-promoted Rotherham United host Millwall in a game that sees two sides struggling for consistency meet in South Yorkshire.
Rotherham look set for a tough season back in the second tier, with three defeats in four probably setting the tone for a long campaign ahead. For Millwall, their defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday was their first of the season, but two draws in their other three games means that the Lions are yet to find their roar.
The away game at the New York Stadium is a good chance for Neil Harris’ side to find some form, however, as the Millers tend to struggle on home soil in the Championship. Rotherham have won just five times at home in their last 23 at second-division-level, and Millwall are a quickly-improving side on their travels.
It took Millwall until January of last season to win their first away game, but that win (at Elland Road against Leeds) sparked a run of seven wins in an unbeaten nine-game spell until late-April. These guys are no mugs on the road, and look great value to claim all three points here at 23/20 with Coral.
Up front for the Lions, the tried and trusted duo of Lee Gregory and Steve Morison are one of the toughest pairs of strikers in the league to deal with. Morison is a real battering ram, while Gregory never gives opponents a moment’s rest, so the home defence is in for a tough afternoon. It will be Lee Gregory’s 30th birthday on match day, and I’m backing him to make his special day even better with a goal anytime at 6/4 with William Hill.
Don’t expect too much of a classic here, as neither side are famed for their goal splurges. Millwall like to keep things tight away from home, and they are developing nicely into a team that could be considered dark horses for the play-offs again if their key players stay fit. If they want to get in the top six they need to win games like this, and I reckon they will with a clean sheet thrown in for good measure at 13/5 with Coral.
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