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EFL expert offers outlandish prediction ahead of West Brom’s trip to Rotherham

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The New York Stadium is the venue for West Bromwich Albion’s trip to take on Rotherham United in a match that gets both side’s Championship Christmas schedule underway.

Both teams will have to navigate their way past four games in the space of 11 days, in a period that will go a long way to defining their respective seasons.

Paul Warne’s side have not won in six matches, and have drawn eight of their last ten games.

That run of results has left the Millers perilously close to the bottom three in the division, outside by just three points.

Darren Moore’s side, however, need a win to close the gap on second place Norwich City who are currently five points further in front.

Anything less than three points at the weekend could see that gap rise to seven heading into the second round of games in the festive period.

Ahead of the game, Sky Sports procured the help of David Pruttonto predict the outcome of the clash between the two sides.

The pundit and EFL presenter said: “It was yet another draw for Rotherham last week against Reading and, remarkably, 10 of their last 13 games in the Championship have ended in stalemates, having drawn none of their first nine.

“West Brom will be delighted with the way they came back to win at Sheffield United, but they need to keep up winning if they are going to keep with the pace of Leeds and Norwich.

“Having said that, I think Rotherham could frustrate them, and I reckon they could cause a bit of a surprise, 2-1.”

The verdict

Rotherham United have set a precedent of beating promotion chasers on their home patch, seeing off Derby County earlier in the season.

And will be looking to do so again this weekend against West Brom.

Paul Warne’s side are unbeaten at home in nine matches, while the Baggies have won their last three on their travels.

It is set up to be a rather intriguing fixture, and I think based on the form, both sides will finish the day with a share the spoils.

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