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Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Rotherham can put neighbours Donny through the mill

Paul Warne rallies his Rotherham troops
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Rotherham notched up an impressive 1-0 win at Portsmouth on their previous televised outing and the team who couldn’t buy an away win last season can pull off another road triumph at near neighbours Doncaster.

A crowd of over 10,000 is expected at the Keepmoat for the first Donny-Millers showdown since 2007 and Paul Warne’s men look a bit of value at 9-4.

Rotherham were shocking on the road as they tumbled out of the Championship last term, but Warne has put bodies in midfield to make them harder to shift and wins at Pompey and Rochdale in Sky Bet League One and 3-0 at Bradford in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday, indicate they are finally getting the hang of how to produce an away performance.

They go into the match having gone three league games without a win and are making some stupid defensive errors, but Donny have won only twice on their own patch, where they’ve failed to score in half of their assignments.

United have no difficulty finding the net – Kieffer Moore is the division’s top scorer on 12 in a team who have bagged 29 so far – and on Doncaster’s most recent home game in the league, Darren Ferguson's men crumbled to a 3-0 home loss against Walsall.

This game is a big deal for these clubs so should be fiery and goals are expected.

It’s 7-10 that both teams score while over 2.5 is also an odds-chance and Donny looked seriously potent in their 6-2 win at Ebbsfleet, where Ferguson's three-man front line of Rowe, Marquis and Coppinger looked threatening. However, that was only Ebbsfleet.

Recommendation
Rotherham
1pt 9-4 bet365

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Team news
Doncaster
Ben Whiteman and Joe Wright are fit. Rodney Kongolo is available after being ditched by Holland U21s. Ross Etheridge, Danny Andrew, Luke McCullough, Alfie May, Alex Kiwomya and Will Longbottom are out.

Rotherham
Keeper Marek Rodak is on international duty so Lewis Price should start. Left-back Joe Mattock is suspended. Lee Frecklington and Ben Purrington are close to a return. Jamie Proctor’s out for the season.

Key stat
Doncaster have failed to score in four of their eight home league games this season.


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A crowd of over 10,000 is expected at the Keepmoat for the first Donny-Millers showdown since 2007 and Paul Warne’s men look a bit of value
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