FootyMAD's Rotherham United match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town face a trip to Rotherham United at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 3 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugGrimsby Town1 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
2008/2009Sat 24 JanGrimsby Town3 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2
2008/2009Sat 04 OctRotherham U.4 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Sat 12 AprGrimsby Town0 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 03 NovRotherham U.2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Tue 09 OctRotherham U.1 - 1Grimsby TownASSM
2002/2003Tue 18 MarRotherham U.0 - 1Grimsby TownCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Rotherham United losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Grimsby Town is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Mighty Mariners have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Rotherham U. are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 39 points from 22 games. Grimsby Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 19 points from their 25 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.61239135
Grimsby Town6051455

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Millers, as the Mighty Mariners have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Grimsby Town Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 16 most recent games.