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News April 3, 2021

Wycombe Wanderers face Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on Monday as they go head to head in the Championship.

Tom Pearce, Wyc Picks predictor (@tompearce97)

This will be the 19th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 1995 in which Rotherham came out 2-0 winners.

Wycombe have a decent record against The Millers, losing just one of their last 10 games against them.

That one loss came in the reverse fixture, with Rotherham coming out  1-0 winners.

Here’s a lowdown on our opponents:

Rotherham’s Season So Far

Both sides came up to the Championship together, being two of the teams promoted from League One last season.

Rotherham have been a bit of a yo-yo club in recent years so would have been happy with just staying in the league.

That is of course still a possibility with their games in hand over their relegation rivals.

They have spent most of the season in those bottom three spots, as they entered the new year just one place above Wycombe.

They’ve not been too bad going forward considering their league position, it has just been their defence that has let them down.

Key Player – Michael Smith

Smith has been an important man for Rotherham this season, and is currently their top goalscorer.

He has featured on 32 occasions in his preferred position up top. These are some of his key stats of the season:

Goals – 9

Assists – 3

Shots Per Game – 2

Aerials Won Per Game – 6.6

MoTM – 4

WhoScored Season Rating – 6.94

Strengths – Aerial duels, set piece threat

Last Five Meetings

12/09/20 – Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Rotherham United

Rotherham were Wycombe’s first ever Championship opponent’s but it was heartbreak for The Chairboys.

Michael Ihiekwe headed home two minutes into injury time to snatch all three points at Adams Park.

26/10/19 – Rotherham United 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe climbed up to second spot in League One after they won a game of few chances.

Scott Kashket capitalised on a defensive mix up to put his side 1-0 up in five minutes.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side defended resolutely for the following 85 minutes to take all three points home.

12/03/13 – Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Rotherham United

Promotion chasing Rotherham were made to share the points thanks to a late Gary Doherty equaliser.

Joel Grant put Wycombe a goal to the good before Daniel Nardiello’s brace turned the table.

Doherty, who hadn’t played for over four months, headed home from a corner to level the scoring.

20/11/12 – Rotherham United 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

The Chairboys came from behind on two occasions to beat Rotherham and move off the bottom of League Two.

Goals from David Winfield and Matt McClure meant that Wycombe came away with all three points.

22/01/11 – Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Rotherham United

Wycombe closed the gap on League Two leaders after beating Rotherhm at Adams Park.

Gareth Ainsworth headed home from a Danny Foster cross before Jason Taylor was sent off for the visitors late on.

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