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Rotherham vs. Blackburn Rovers Prediction, Tips & Stats

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        1-0 Blackburn @ 7/1

        Rotherham vs. Blackburn Rovers Prediction, Tips & Stats

        Blackburn Rovers are looking to continue their impressive start to the 2023/24 season as they face Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

        Rotherham United currently sit 23rd in the EFL Championship after losing their first game of the season.

        The Millers, tipped to struggle by many, opened their campaign with a resounding 4-1 defeat away at Stoke City.

        The defeat was a heavy one for a Rotherham side reduced to ten men after Cafú was sent for an early bath in the 69th minute.

        Rotherham found themselves 3-0 down at half-time following a first half battering and even though Lee Peltier reduced the deficit to two goals in the 46th minute they could not overcome their inferiority in what was a damning defeat.

        The Millers followed that game up with a penalty shootout win over League Two side Morecambe on Tuesday night following an unconvincing 1-1 draw.

        It's safe to say Rotherham's opening two games have done little to defy the preseason detractors as the Yorkshire club look set for a long, difficult campaign if they continue to perform in this manner.

        They can at least take confidence from the fact they hammered this weekend's opponents 4-0 in this corresponding fixture last season, but they'll have to perform unexpectedly well to replicate that here.

        Blackburn Rovers currently sit 6th in the EFL Championship after winning their opening game of the season.

        Blackburn opening their Championship account with an impressive 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, a side tipped by many for the play-offs this season.

        Rovers went ahead on 20 minutes through Dilan Markanday before teenager Harry Leonard doubled their lead just minute later.

        Matt Phillips pulled a goal back for The Baggies in the 50th minute but Rovers held out, and created the better chances, to secure a 2-1 win.

        Rovers have been marred by off-field turmoil this summer and have entered this season with an extremely young squad - for context, 28-year-old Ryan Hedges is the oldest member of the squad - laden with academy graduates due to their transfer budget being decimated by external factors but manager Jon Dahl Tomasson looks to be continuing to do an excellent job with the tools at his disposal.

        Rovers continued their good start midweek as a much-changed, juvenile starting XI claimed a 4-3 win over Walsall in the EFL Cup with multiple academy graduates making their debuts.

        There's no doubt Rovers are still thin in terms of senior bodies and they'll likely be working on making additions before the season closes, but they do still posses some impressive quality in their first team squad and Tomasson seems highly adept at getting the best out of his young squad.

        As such, Rovers are a tough proposition for any side in the league and given the manner in which Rotherham have started the season Blackburn will feel like three points is a must in this one.

        For our Rotherham vs. Blackburn Rovers prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the away side.

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        Rotherham Team News

        Cafú is available once again after serving his one-match suspension against Morecambe in midweek so he'll likely come back into the starting XI.

        Joshua Kayode and Georgie Kelly are both battling it out to start here while Lee Peltier is a confirmed injury absentee.

        Viktor Johansson should reclaim his place in goal despite an impressive performance by Dillon Phillips in midweek.

        Blackburn Team News

        Summer signing Niall Ennis bagged a goal on his debut for the club in midweek so he'll hope to get a decent chunk of minutes here.

        19-year-old striker Harry Leonard should come back into the starting XI despite Sam Gallagher being declared fit while Dilan Markanday should make his second straight league start.

        Academy graduate Zak Gilsenan impressed in his debut against Walsall and will hope for a place on the bench in this one, but Rovers' starting XI will likely look similar to the one that started the win over West Brom.

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