A desperate Rotherham United side go in search of a much-needed three points as they face Middlesbrough in the EFL Championship this week.
Rotherham United currently sit rock bottom of the EFL Championship with two wins, seven draws and fourteen losses from twenty-three games this season.
The Millers had hoped to build on a positive season that saw them secure survival last time out but things are not going to plan this far as they find themselves falling further adrift of safety by the week.
They’re coming into this game woefully out of form, winless in their last eleven games having lost their last four on the bounce.
Their latest game saw them fall to a 3-0 defeat away at Leicester City, a result that while comprehensive was fairly expected given Leicester are flying at the top of the league and will give plenty of teams across the board heavy beatings.
Their home form effectively kept them in the league last season but even that has failed them this season as they enter this game winless in their last five on home soil.
Things are looking long for the Millers at present and they something drastic for their fortunes to change.
They’ll hope a win here can act as a catalyst to an improved run of form but right now they’re clutching onto hope.
Middlesbrough currently sit 11th in the EFL Championship with ten wins, three draws and ten losses from twenty-three games this season.
Considering how poorly they started the campaign, Middlesbrough have improved immensely this season and given how many departures they had to deal with in the summer it’s only fair to conclude they’re delivering a strong showing.
They’ve got a few key injuries too, but they’re still coming into this game in good form having won all of their last three consecutive games.
Their most recent outing saw them claim an impressive 1-0 win over 5th-place West Bromwich Albion thanks to a goal from Morgan Rogers in the 40th minute.
They’ve not been too bad away from home of late either, with Michael Carrick’s side having won both of their last two games on the road.
Boro are looking like a strong outside bet for a playoff finish at present given they’re only six points outside of the top six despite their poor start.
Once they get their missing players back fit they’ll feel primed for a strong run at the playoff spots but despite their injury troubles this is still a game they should get something out of.
For our Rotherham vs. Middlesbrough prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.