Rotherham United and Millwall meet at AESSEAL New York Stadium, in a match for the 2nd round of the Championship. There are only 2 recent head-to-head meetings recorded between these two teams: on 02‑02‑2019, which ended with a draw by (0‑0), and on 26‑08‑2018, which ended with Rotherham United victory by ( 1‑0). In this game, the home factor may be decisive, as Millwall presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd round after a (0‑1) victory in their league debut, against Wycombe Wanderers. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Rotherham United won 5, drew 3 and lost 2. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games.
Rotherham United comes to this day motivated, after winning 1-0 at the Wycombe stadium, thus adding their first victory in this Championship: captain Michael Ihiekwe scored the only goal of the game. In this game against Millwall, coach Paul Warne must play 4-4-2, focusing on maintaining possession and positional attacks: Shaun MacDonald will be the master of the team and responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. All players are available for this game.
The away team comes to this 2nd round after a draw in their league debut, against Stoke City by (0‑0). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 8 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Cheltenham Town by (3‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Millwall won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of their last 21 matches have ended with Under 1.5 goals and 13 out of 21 have ended with Under 2.5 goals.
Millwall come into this game after a 3-1 win over Cheltenham, advancing to the next round of the League Cup. In their first league game, the visitors drew 0-0 with Stoke. In this away game, coach Gary Rowett must act in the usual tactical system, namely the 4-3-3, favoring a medium or low block and counterattacks, especially through the right flank: Shane Ferguson a player very fast and with great capacity to exploit the space in the opponent’s defensive line. For this game the visiting coach does not have Fielding and Thompson, both with physical problems.