Rotherham United vs Derby County 02/17/2015 Championship Preview, Odds and Predictions
Derby County vs Rotherham United
Tuesday 17th February 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Rotherham United 14/5 Draw 13/5 Derby 21/20 See the Latest Odds
With Derby County losing out to Reading in the FA Cup at the weekend, Steve Mclaren's side now have a sole focus on promotion to the Premier League and winning the Championship. On Tuesday they take on a Rotherham side that are struggling to survive in the Championship. Rotherham though if they have any advantage here it is that they havent played in a week but Derby on the other hand played a testing FA Cup tie at the weekend and played most of it with ten men. Rotherham will be looking to the experience in their squad to try to get them through this rocky patch and out of the relegation battle. Paul Green and Conor Salmon will be key figures for Rotherham along with Matt Derbyshire. Rotherham have shown some form recently winning their last two at home including an impressive win over Ipswich.
Derby are now at the money end of the season and they simply must continue to win these tricky games to stay on course for promotion in a championship race that is arguably one of the tightest in the history of the league with any one of six teams in a real position to win it at this stage. Steve McLaren will be looking to Darren Bent, Chris Martin and the newly aquired Tom Ince to inspire victory on the run in to the end of the season. This is a tough game but Derby have shown bottle all season long.
I am going to take Derby to get the win here. This is no doubt a tough fixture as Rotherham are fighting for survival but this is the type of game Champions win and I like how Derby play and think that they will get the win here.