Tip Rotherham - Leeds
Rotherham United are in relegation trouble and will struggle to get points against top of the table Leeds United. The home side are one place and two points above the bottom three and have only won one of their last 13 league and cup games. The cup game was away to Manchester City in the FA Cup third round losing 7-0. Only five out of 28 league games have been won and only bottom of the table Ipswich Town have conceded more league goals than them. Five of their last six league games have been lost with the only win this year being at home to Preston North End who have lost eight out of 14 on their travels. Home form has seen five wins, six draws and three defeats but they only have one win in the last six.
Leeds United will have done their homework for this game and after losing at Stoke last week, can't afford another slip-up. They lead the table by one point but could have a good weekend if winning here and the game between second placed Norwich City and Sheffield United who are fourth ends in a draw. Perhaps the homework isn't working as three of their last four league games have been lost including their last two. Before that though they had won four of their last five and have won seven away league games which is two more than their opponents have won all season in the Championship. Leeds can't afford to drop more points and with their opponents struggling, they can get the three points.
Key points Rotherham - Leeds
Rotherham have only won one of their last 13 league and cup games.
Leeds United have won seven away league games while their opponents have only won five altogether.
Only bottom of the table Ipswich Town have conceded more goals in the Championship than Rotherham.
Conclusion Rotherham - Leeds
Both teams need three points but for different reasons. Rotherham are battling relegation while their visitors are hoping to finally get back into the Premier League. Neither side are in the best of form but Leeds have the more talented squad and can get an away win here.
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Rotherham Leeds Prediction published on January 24, 2019