Rotherham United are effectively dead and buried at the foot of the Championship table, their fans now scouring through the list of League One clubs as they plan their away-days for next season. We could say that they gave it their best shot, however that would probably be an untruth.
In all honesty one feels that the Millers could have done somewhat better in the second tier. The South Yorkshire side showed the odd signs of improvement in their wins over Wigan Athletic and Norwich City over the past couple of months and whilst they sit some fifteen points adrift of safety at the foot of the division, one feels that it could have been so much different.
Maybe we’re talking rubbish and they were never going to make it in the Championship. Either way, whatever one feels they are doomed to relegation and that’s it really. Little more needs to be said. OK so mathematically there remains a chance that they might pull off the great escape, however that really would be a shocker.
For that to even be remotely possible, the Millers would need to start stringing together some wins and that is unlikely to happen any time soon. It certainly won’t be happening at Griffin Park this weekend.
Brentford are something of a mixed bag this season and whilst they head into this clash on the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win at promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday, they look destined to finish the season in an uninspiring mid-table position. Nevertheless they will still be looking to end the campaign in the top half of the Championship table and they can move closer to making this a reality by collecting all three points on Saturday.
Whilst we believe this to be as close to a certainty as one could possibly get, the meagre odds of just 1/2 on a home win effectively preclude us from backing such an outcome. Rotherham’s lack of recent goals presents us with another option and given that the Millers have failed to find the net in five of their last seven games, we’ll be going instead for a Brentford win-to-nil at a much healthier 15/8.