2020-21 Sky Bet Championship: Week 45 – Tuesday

Rotherham face a huge test of their survival credentials as they visit Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in their final catch-up game ahead of the final day of 2020-21 Sky Bet Championship season.

Victory would see Luton climb to 11th whereas Rotherham can climb out of the relegation zone on goal difference with a win, in turn putting Paul Warne’s Millers in control of their own destiny on the final day.


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Luton have no fresh injury concerns to report after Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Middlesbrough, as Tom Lockyer (ankle) and Eunan O’Kane (leg) remain absent.

Rotherham will have Matt Crooks back in contention after he served his suspension in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Blackburn.

Goalkeeper, Viktor Johansson remains sidelined with an eye injury.


Stat Attack

  • Luton have won just one of their last five league meetings against Rotherham (W1, D1, L3).
  • Rotherham have won just two of their last six league trips to Luton (W2, L6).
  • Two of James Collins’ ten league goals for Luton this season have come from the penalty spot.
  • Rotherham have kept two clean sheets in their last five away trips (W2, D1, L2).
  • Luton are unbeaten in two home games this season refereed by Dean Whitestone (W1, D1).



Luton come into this game unbeaten in their last five and have a decent shot at a top ten finish if they can get the win, which is something that nobody is expecting so I am expecting them to come out and really try to consolidate their progress.

Rotherham however know that a win will put survival in their own hands on the final day but they have to be clinical and keep their defensive composure, otherwise a draw would leave them with it all to do in a tricky final day trip to Cardiff.

On that note, I think the first goal will be key because if Rotherham can get ahead then they should see it out, otherwise I think Luton’s improved quality will be enough but a draw would be a reasonable result if the visitors are at their best.

Something in me though feels like Rotherham will find the win just to set up a complex final day relegation showdown involving them, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday.

Prediction: Luton 0-1 Rotherham

Result: Luton 0-0 Rotherham

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