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            Watford vs Rotherham Prediction, Tips & Stats

            Watford will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the league to six games on the bounce as they are set to host Rotherham at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.

            After a mixed start to their season, Watford currently find themselves in 16th place in the Championship table, having amassed 18 points from their fifteen league games so far this season. This comes following four victories, five draws and six defeats.

            The Hornets come into this game having been undefeated in their last five league outings, however a succession of draws has stunted their forward progression up the Championship table.

            In their last league outing, Watford were held to a draw as they travelled to face Huddersfield. Huddersfield were the better side in the first half and they had a couple of half-chances. The best of these fell to Sorba Thomas in the 20th minute, but his shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Daniel Bachmann.

            Watford grew into the game in the second half and they had a couple of half-chances of their own. The best of these fell to João Pedro in the 62nd minute, but his shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Lee Nicholls. The draw was a fair result in the end, with both sides creating chances and playing some good football.

            After a disappointing start to their campaign, Rotherham currently find themselves sitting in 22nd place in the Championship Table, after gaining just eleven points from their fifteen games so far this season.

            The Millers featured in midweek league action as they hosted high flying Ipswich. Rotherham managed to record an unlikely point thanks to a 91st minute equaliser. This result should give them lots of confidence heading into Saturday's fixture.

            Watford and Rotherham United are two of the oldest clubs in English football, with a combined history of over 300 years. The two sides have met on over 100 occasions in all competitions, with Watford holding the edge in terms of head-to-head record, having won 48 games, compared to Rotherham's 32.

            The first competitive meeting between the two sides took place in the Third Division in 1921, with Watford winning 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Both games ended in score draws when these sides met in last year’s edition of the Championship. When these sides met at Vicarage Road, the game ended 1-1, whilst in the reverse fixture the points were also shared as the game finished 1-1.

            Unsurprisingly, given the recent form of these two sides, it is Watford who enter the matchup as heavy favourites and are currently priced @ 4/9, whilst an away victory for Rotherham is priced @ 13/2 and a draw is @ 10/3.

            We are backing both teams to score and a draw as this is a tight fixture that often ends in the points being shared. In the last two meetings of these sides, both teams have scored in a draw. Furthermore Rotherham and Watford have both drawn their past two matches.

            Watford Team News

            Watford are currently without a number of key players due to injury. The Hornets are missing: Imran Louza (knee injury) - Expected return: Mid-November 2023, Tom Dele-Bashiru (knee injury) - Expected return: Late November 2023, Rhys Healey (cruciate ligament injury) - Expected return: Late 2024.

            Rotherham Team News

            Rotherham United are currently without a number of key players due to injury. The Millers are missing: Carlton Morris (hamstring injury) - Expected return: Early December 2023, Chiedozie Ogbene (ankle injury) - Expected return: Mid-November 2023, Michael Ilesanmi (knee injury) - Expected return: Late November 2023, Josh Vickers (groin injury) - Expected return: Early December 2023.

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