Preview & Prediction: Rotherham United vs Leeds United

Rotherham United FC is set to face off against Leeds United FC on the 24th of November, 2023, in the Championship. Their last encounter ended in a 2-1 victory in favour of Leeds United.

When we look at their past face-offs, these teams have played against each other 9 times, with Rotherham United taking the win in 3 games and Leeds United in 5, while one match ended in a draw.

r1Currently, Rotherham United isn’t holding up well when playing at home, while Leeds United is showcasing strong performance in their away games.

The historical matches between this pair suggests an average of 2.22 goals per game, and both teams scoring (BTTS) has been observed 44% of the time.

Looking into this season’s performance in the Championship, Rotherham United has secured an average of 1.25 Points Per Game in home matches, whereas Leeds United has been successful in averaging 1.63 Points Per Game in their away matches.

r1Key Insights:

– The upcoming match between Rotherham United and Leeds United is likely to be closely contested, given their previous encounters.
– The results of their last nine matches have favoured Leeds United, who won five games compared to Rotherham United’s three.
– It’s noteworthy that only one of their encounters has resulted in a draw, indicating that a decisive result is likely this time.
– Leeds United seems to have the edge when it comes to playing away matches, as they’re in good form, contrary to Rotherham United’s struggling home form.
– The average goal rate in their matches is 2.22, suggesting that the upcoming match could see at least a couple of goals.
– The likelihood of both teams scoring (BTTS) is 44% – somewhat lower than a coin-flip chance.
– So far in the season, Leeds United has earned more points per game in away matches than Rotherham United earned in their home matches, averaging 1.63 and 1.25 respectively. This gives a slight statistical advantage to Leeds United.
– The potential for an upset exists, but Leeds United seems to be the stronger team going into the match.

r1Match Forecast:

– Leeds United FC, with their strong counter-attack strategy, might exploit Rotherham United’s weakness in defending counter attacks, leading to potential scoring opportunities.
– Given that Leeds United is very strong in creating scoring chances and Rotherham United is weak at defending set pieces, expect a number of scoring opportunities for Leeds from set pieces.
– As Rotherham United tends to play with width and attack down the right, it coincides with Leeds United’s strength of defending along the wings. This could limit Rotherham’s impact in the offensive end.
– With Rotherham’s poor record in keeping possession and defending against skillful players, and Leeds’ strong skills in ball stealing and possession football, Leeds are likely to dominate possession.
– Leeds United FC’s weakness in avoiding offside might lead to some scoring chances being nullified.
– Despite Rotherham United’s strategy of long balls and taking long shots, Leeds United’s strength in protecting the lead could prevent Rotherham from making a surprise comeback.
– Leeds United might face a challenge in penetrating through Rotherham’s offside trap due to their own weakness in avoiding offside.
– The chances of individual errors from Leeds side might provide Rotherham with unexpected scoring opportunities, compensating for their traditional weakness in finishing scoring chances.
– The clash might see a lot of activity and duel in the middle of the field, given both team’s tendency to control the game in the opposition’s half.
– Expect a number of crosses and long shots from Rotherham due to their frequent attempt of such play style.

leedsMatch Facts:

– A frequent score during encounters between Rotherham United and Leeds United is 0-2, a result that’s occurred three times.
– In the past seven face-offs held at Rotherham United’s home ground, Rotherham United has taken home the victory four times, Leeds United three times, with no draws. Rotherham United has a slight edge in goals, 11-10.
– During their last 13 clashes, Rotherham United has won 5 and Leeds United has claimed 6 victories with 2 games ending in a draw. Leeds United leads in goal difference, 17-12.
– Recently, Leeds United boasts a three-game winning run in the Championship.
– A point of interest is that Rotherham United tends to score 27% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes of play.
– Interestingly, Leeds United commonly scores 22% of their goals during the final quarter-hour of a match.
– Rotherham United’s current form is poor, with no victories in the past four games.
– It’s worth noting again that Leeds United is on a 3-match winning streak.
– Also adding to Rotherham United’s troubles is a 4-game losing streak against Leeds United.
– Rotherham United has not failed to score in any of their eight Championship home games this season.
– Leeds United, on the other hand, failed to score in 3 out of 8 away Championship matches.
– For this season, Rotherham United’s home record stands at 2 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws.
– On Rotherham United, Oliver Rathbone has accumulated the most yellow cards (4), a tally matched by Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville.
– A stark contrast to a year ago, Rotherham United has dropped from 5th place with 25 points to 22nd place currently with 11 points.
– Rotherham United takes the lead at halftime in 20% of their matches, while Leeds United does so in 22% of games.
– The last time they met, Leeds United triumphed.
– In the last encounter, Leeds United secured a one-goal victory.
– When leading 1-0 at home, Rotherham United tends to secure a win in 63% of these matches.
– Conversely, When Leeds United takes a 0-1 lead away, they typically win 75% of these matches.
– Rotherham United only manages to turn around 16% of home games where they trail 0-1.
– Likewise, when Leeds United falls behind 1-0 in away games, they only pull ahead 16% of the time.
– In the Championship, Leeds United has displayed better overall form than Rotherham United.
– On a roll, Leeds United’s performance in the last five matches surpasses that of Rotherham United.
– Leeds United has dropped only one of the last five matches against Rotherham United across all tournaments.
– In the last handful of encounters, Leeds United has four wins to Rotherham United’s one, with no draws.
– Leeds United has claimed victory in four out of the last five Championship battles against Rotherham United, only losing once.
– In contrast, Rotherham United could only muster one win in their last five Championship skirmishes with Leeds United.
– On average, Rotherham United nets 0.8 goals versus Leeds United, who typically scores 2 goals against Rotherham United.
– The typical number of combined goals during a Rotherham United and Leeds United showdown is 2.8.
– In the first half of matches between Rotherham United and Leeds United, an average of 0.8 goals are scored.
– On average, when on home turf, Rotherham United scores 1.42 goals, while Leeds United tends to score 1.25 goals in away matches.


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