George Elek can't let a certain home side go unbacked this weekend.
Rotherham have won just one league game since November 4th, and two since September 16th. Obviously, therefore, my bet of the week is for the Millers to overcome Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday at 19/10.
Investing in a team with serious issues in getting over the line seems at best, odd and at worst, stupid but the fact is that this winless run of Rotherham’s will soon come to an end if the performance levels keep up.
In the home draws against Wigan, Reading and Sheffield United, Paul Warne could have been excused for feeling hard done by to only come away with a point, despite having to come from behind in all three.
They find themselves in a fight to retain their Championship status, with two relegation spots seemingly destined for them, Bolton or Reading, but despite their lowly position it would be wrong to assume that the New York Stadium is an easy place to go.
Rotherham are a tough nut to crack at home, losing just four times in the league. For context, that is the same amount of defeats at home as promotion chasers Norwich.
There isn’t a great deal to fear in the opposition Sheffield Wednesday, who have scored just two goals in their last five away trips and have little to play for in a season that is destined to end in mid-table mediocrity. I’m not really sure how anyone can get involved in the 13/8 on offer.
With Tom Lees ruled out through injury, the home team should be able to make home advantage count and they look to me as the more likely winner in this contest, so the price on offer is too good to turn down.
The winless streak will soon come to and what better time to do it than in a local derby when scrapping to stay in the division?