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Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Bournemouth fixture

Rotherham prepare to entertain Bournemouth at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record.  The Millers are clearly on top, having won 10 and lost only 4 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was two seasons ago, in March 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 2-0 winners in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2000/2001Sat 14 OctBournemouth0 - 1Rotherham U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Rotherham United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

The away form of Bournemouth is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Cherries have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rotherham U. are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 20 from their 23 matches played. Bournemouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 7 points from their 24 games thus far.

Both teams are now in positive points after starting the season on minus 17.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rotherham are not exactly setting the world alight at Don Valley at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Bournemouth in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U.Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
BournemouthLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.