Bournemouth match preview

Last updated : 15 August 2009 By Duke
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History of the Bournemouth v Rotherham United fixture

The Millers face a trip to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, with quite a number of Millers fans traveling,and making a weekend of it.
However they need to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Millers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 18 games.

The Millers' only injury doubt is Kevin Ellison, who had to leave the field during the Derby game with a stomach illness after scoring what proved to be the the winner.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 17 JanRotherham U.1 - 0BournemouthLGE2
2008/2009Sat 11 OctBournemouth0 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 31 MarRotherham U.0 - 2BournemouthLGE1
2006/2007Sat 21 OctBournemouth1 - 3Rotherham U.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 14 FebRotherham U.2 - 0BournemouthLGE1
2005/2006Sat 14 JanBournemouth2 - 0Rotherham U.LGE1
2000/2001Tue 06 MarRotherham U.3 - 1BournemouthLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Cherries in those games, with 4 conceded.

The The Millers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The The Millers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Bournemouth are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 3 points from their 1 games. Rotherham U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 3 from their 1 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.6303799

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Cherries. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bournemouth6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Rotherham U.Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.