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Rotherham vs Sheffield United Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      Sheffield United are aiming to return to the top of the Championship on Saturday, as they make the short trip to Rotherham. The Blades have failed to win their last two matches, and that has knocked them off the top of the second tier table. Can they boost their bid for a place in the Premier League with a win in this encounter, or will Rotherham keep themselves clear of the danger zone with a home win over their Yorkshire rivals? Saturday’s early game should be a thrilling encounter.

      The hosts have kept themselves clear of danger, and they sit two points above the drop. They’ve hit form of late, which has seen them defy the odds in the fight for survival. They were tipped for the drop very early on, but they are now looking like they’ve settled back into the second tier with relative ease. Saturday’s game is sure to be a test, as they look to get one over their local rivals. On top of that, they’re aiming to cause problems for the side who sit fourth in the table.

      The visitors have had their struggles of late, which saw a run of good form brought to an end. They had raced into contention after a shaky start, but now things are evening out. The Blades are going to face a slog in their bid to return to the top flight, having found themselves in the middle of a tight pack of sides in the play-off places. They’re narrowly behind Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, while they’re just ahead of relegated West Brom.

      The Blades’ push for a top two finish is going to face a test against their local rivals, like it did earlier this month. Their last game was the Steel City derby, which brought a 0-0 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday. The high scoring Blades had a tough time in that meeting with their neighbours, and facing Yorkshire rivals should bring a similar test. The visitors come here with one win in their last five games, having lost back to back matches on their travels.

      Meanwhile, Rotherham have put together a five game unbeaten streak. They have kept themselves clear of danger with that run, which has brought them plenty of success at home. They’re currently unbeaten in six matches at their own ground, and they’ll be out to extend that on Saturday. Having lost just once in their eight home games, we expect the Millers to avoid defeat in this one. Sheffield United come here having lost half of their away trips, and after falling out of form we’re backing against the Blades winning here. Rotherham Double Chance is our tip, along with a 1-1 draw.

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