Head2Head & Team News - Morecambe

Last updated : 21 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Morecambe fixture

Rotherham prepare to entertain Morecambe at Don Valley Stadium on Tuesday evening in a seemingly meaningless end of season encounter for the home side with their play off hopes now over.

The most recent encounter between these two sides on South Yorkshire soil was last season, in October 2007, with The Millers running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Two match.

Earlier this campaign the Millers won their first away trip of the season back in August, courtesy of Mark Lynch's superb double strike and a curling side foot effort from Ryan Taylor.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 16 AugMorecambe1 - 3Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 29 MarMorecambe5 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 20 OctRotherham U.3-1MorecambeLGE2
1979/1980Tue 27 NovRotherham U.0 - 2MorecambeFAC
1979/1980Sat 24 NovMorecambe1 - 1Rotherham U.FAC

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. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Morecambe however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Shrimps, and 4 goals against.

With the visitors pushing for a play-off spot this is a crucial game in hand they must get three points from.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.63128710

Team News...
Our visitors are without winger Neil Wainwright, who injured his achilles in the weekend win over Notts County and is out for the season. Mark Duffy is also doubtful with an ankle injury.

The Millers are without Micky Cummins for their final three matches of the campaign after a knee operation, so Danny Harrison is set to continue in midfield.

Elsehwere Mark Robins could rotate the forward line to give fringe players a game with nothing left to play for in the final run in. Jamie Clarke is expected to start as he pushes for a new contract.

Our prediction ...
Away win I'm afraid.

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U.Not won in the 2 most recent games.
MorecambeUndefeated in last 7 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.