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Rotherham United v Albion match preview

22 December 2018

ALBION begin a hectic Christmas schedule at Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium this Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Rotherham are currently sat 20th in the Sky Bet Championship table after picking up 22 points from as many games.

It’s their first campaign back in the second tier following promotion via the play-offs from League One last season.

They are managed by Paul Warne, who’s been in charge permanently since April 2017 following a six-month spell as caretaker boss during a tough period for the club.

Last time out

The most recent meeting between the sides was in 2009 when Albion beat Rotherham 4-3 in a thrilling Carling Cup clash.

Craig Beattie's brace, as well as goals from Graham Dorrans and Simon Cox, helped the Baggies squeeze into the third round with the help of extra time.

Albion celebrate Beattie's opener at The Hawthorns

Stats 

Albion

  • Darren Moore’s side are now unbeaten in six games (W4, D2).
  • Craig Dawson will make his 200th Baggies appearance if he plays on Saturday.
  • Albion’s next goal will be the 50th they have scored in all competitions this season.

Rotherham

  • United have drawn 10 of their last 13 matches.
  • The Millers have hosted Albion just four times previously, with this being the first fixture between the teams at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
  • It was the Baggies who came out on top in the last clash to be held in South Yorkshire, a 3-0 Division One win in October 2003. Rotherham have beaten Albion just once at home ever.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from our last meeting with the Millers...

Head to head 

Albion come out on top in the overall head-to-head record.

Of the 11 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed six times, there have been three draws and Rotherham have won on two occasions.

Ticket news

Albion have SOLD OUT their allocation at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Kit news

The Throstles will don the yellow and green kit this weekend.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Rotherham is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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