Rotherham United vs Leeds UnitedEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Nov 24, 2023, AESSEAL New York Stadium
Leeds United will be aiming to maintain the pressure on the frontrunners as they travel to struggling Rotherham United for a Championship fixture on Friday. Leeds have picked up some key wins on their travels lately and should be too strong for Rotherham, who have found things difficult even at home.
It has been a difficult campaign for Rotherham United, who have spent much of the season wallowing in the relegation zone. Manager Matt Taylor has paid the price for the poor performance with an interim team in charge until a permanent gaffer is appointed.
Rotherham United went into the break off the back of two defeats and two draws in their last four Championship matches. They were beaten 5-0 by Watford in their previous fixture, a clash where they could only muster two attempts on target.
Things are just as rough at home for Rotherham United, who have picked up just one win from five matches at New York Stadium. However, three of those fixtures have ended in draws, including a 2-2 scoreline in their previous outing in front of their fans.
In contrast to Rotherham United’s struggles, Leeds United have a solid campaign so far. Daniel Farke’s men are currently third on the table and with no more international breaks till March, will be keen to build some momentum and attack the automatic promotion places.
Leeds United have been particularly impressive in recent weeks and head into Friday’s clash with six wins from their last seven Championship matches. They claimed a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle in their previous fixture with Daniel James and Joel Piroe getting the goals.
The Whites have also earned some solid results on their recent travels and have won two of their last three away matches. They claimed a 1-0 victory at Leicester City in their previous Championship fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Leeds United as overwhelming favourites with a win priced at 2/5 by bet365. A victory for Rotherham United is valued at 13/2 by Paddy Power while Unibet is offering odds of 4/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Leeds United have a 6-5 advantage with two draws from 13 previous matches against Rotherham United. The last meeting between both sides was a Championship fixture in 2019 which ended 2-1 in favour of Leeds.
Players to watch
Jordan Hugill often features in attack for Rotherham United and will be the one to watch on Friday. The striker will be looking to add to his three Championship goals and is priced at 5/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Leeds United have multiple goal threats but Joel Piroe is often the man tasked to lead the line and could be worth keeping an eye on. The Dutch striker has six Championship goals this season and is priced at 5/4 by William Hill to find the net on Friday.
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