Match Previews

Matchday 42 | Albion v Rotherham United Preview

WBA & Rotherham United badges on the home match preview graphic with an image of Tom Fellows smiling at the camera wearing the home kit

West Bromwich Albion welcome Rotherham United to The Hawthorns on Wednesday night for the 42nd game of the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign (ko 8pm).

The Baggies, who are unbeaten in nine league matches, drew 2-2 with Stoke City on Saturday at the bet365 Stadium.

The visitors from Yorkshire were relegated from the second tier on Friday night. Their 1-0 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle ended their slim chances of avoiding the drop.

Carlos Corberán's team were 2-0 victors in the reverse clash two weeks before Christmas, with Grady Diangana and Jed Wallace finding the net. 

A general view of The Hawthorns at night from the corner between the Smethwick End and the West Stand
The Baggies will be determined to add three more points to their tally in midweek in front of their own supporters

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's meeting with the Millers.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns, with coverage starting at 7.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Tuesday afternoon onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.


The opponents

Rotherham United's relegation to Sky Bet League One was confirmed following their 1-0 defeat at home to Plymouth Argyle on Friday night.

The Millers have been rooted to the foot of the division for the majority of the second half of the 2023/24 campaign and have collected just 23 points and four victories from their 41 matches contested. 

They'll be playing for pride when they visit The Hawthorns, a venue they last won at in February 2004 courtesy of a Chris Sedgwick effort. 

Wednesday's visitors have lost 16 of their 20 away league fixtures so far this term, drawing the other four, but will be determined to spring a surprise and record a victory against Carlos Corberán's play-off chasers. 

Former Wigan Athletic boss Leam Richardson manages the Millers. The 44-year-old was appointed in the middle of December 2023 and took charge of the club for the first time in the reverse encounter - a clash the Baggies won 2-0 in Yorkshire. 

Richardson led the Latics to the League One title in 2021/22 and he'll be hoping to oversee a successful term next year once the current season ends. 

Rotherham United players celebrate scoring a goal in their away kit
It's been an incredibly difficult season for Rotherham United and they'll be playing League One football in 2024/25

One to remember

The Baggies claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over the Millers at The Hawthorns last season.

Jed Wallace's first-half finish was followed up by second-half strikes from Grady Diangana and Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Supporters can watch the highlights from that afternoon below.

The last five

Rotherham United 0-2 Albion

December 12 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Rotherham United 3-1 Albion

April 7 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 3-0 Rotherham United

December 17 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-1 Rotherham United

April 27 2019, Sky Bet Championship


Rotherham United 0-4 Albion

December 22 2018, Sky Bet Championship

Albion players celebrate with Brandon Thomas-Asante after his goal against Rotherham at The Hawthorns in December 2022
Brandon Thomas-Asante scored in the win over the Millers at The Hawthorns last season

Did you know?

Wednesday's fixture will be just the 17th meeting between the two teams. 

Albion have the better overall head-to-head record, winning ten compared to Rotherham's three. 

There have also been three draws. 

Jed Wallace celebrates scoring against Rotherham in the navy blue and red kit with Kyle Bartley
Jed Wallace scored in Albion's win against Rotherham in December

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Rotherham United.

Seats are priced £28 adults, £23 seniors, £17 for supporters aged 20-25, £12 for supporters aged 17-19 and just £5 under-17s.

An adult disabled supporter ticket is priced £18 and includes free access for a personal assistant.

Tickets can be purchased online, in-person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

When buying online, supporters will need to be logged into their My Albion account linked to their ticketing ID. Click here for instructions.

Please note, Baggies fans purchasing online and opting to use the 'WBA Tickets On The Go' app will not pay any additional fees, while supporters who opt to purchase match tickets in-person or choose to collect from the club’s ticket office will be charged a £1.75 transaction fee.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game against Rotherham

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be closed on Wednesday night.

The club would like to remind supporters the Fan Zone will only be open for weekend fixtures.

Albion fans walking on Halfords Lane before a game

Travel advice

Supporters are advised the Metro service is due to resume a full service on Wednesday.

Roads may be busier in the evening due to road closures and diversions for roadworks, which start from 9pm.

To help plan your journey by public transport please go to How to get to West Bromwich Albion Football Ground or use JourneyPlanner .

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