Match Preview: Rotherham United vs Swindon Town
11th placed Swindon Town beat Tranmere Rovers last weekend and progressed in the JPT with a victory over Plymouth Argyle.
Swindon are 12th in the League One form guide with three wins, one draw and two defeats.
Away, Swindon are without a League One victory this season. You need to go back to a late 2-1 win at Coventry City on 2nd March 2013 for the last Town win on the road. This season Town have only 1 point from a single draw and four defeats.
6th placed Rotherham United are four points ahead of Town.
The Millers are ranked 6th in the League One form guide with four wins, one draw and one defeat in six.
As hosts, Rotherham were unbeaten until Peterborough’s visit on the 28th September. At the New York Stadium, Rotherham have taken 8 points with two wins, two draws and one defeat.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Rotherham United on 28 occasions, winning 18, drawing 4 and defeated 6 times; scoring 51 and conceding 32.
In South Yorkshire, Swindon have a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats, scoring 20 and conceding 15.
Swindon have beaten Rotherham United in eight of our previous ten meetings.
The sides haven’t played out a draw in 18 meetings. That last draw came in April 1977 – 1-1 in Division Three.
Swindon have won on their two previous visits to Rotherham. A Rory Fallon goal secured a 1-0 win in December 2005, then a quickfire double from Matt Ritchie secured a 2-1 win at the Don Valley Stadium.
Town have scored in each of their five previous visits to Rotherham.
I’m still not convinced that Town can secure a first away victory in League One since March. However, we’ve secured good results against Steve Evans in previous encounters while he was manager at Crawley which gives me some, perhaps false, hope that Saturday can be the day to bring three points back on the coach.
Final-score: 2-1 to Swindon
Come on You Reds!