Birmingham City v Rotherham United

17 Oct

Lee Camp

No goalkeeper in the Championship has faced more shots on target than Rotherham’s Lee Camp

BBC coverage

How to follow:
BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Birmingham City are awaiting news on the fitness of defender Ryan Shotton as they prepare to host Rotherham.

Shotton has a quad injury and is doubtful, while Robert Tesche is out with an ankle problem and Paul Caddis is recovering from shoulder surgery.

Bottom-of-the-table Rotherham have no fresh injury worries as they aim for their first points on the road.

Kirk Broadfoot is out with a foot injury, Dominic Ball is likely to shake off a knock but Tom Adeyemi is a doubt.

The Millers have lost six successive games away from home this season – equalling a club record going back 95 years.

Match facts

  • Birmingham have only failed to score in one of their 13 home league games against Rotherham, although that was their last encounter in September 2015, losing 2-0.
  • The Millers’ 2-0 win at St. Andrew’s last season is their only win against Blues in their last 11 league meetings.
  • Birmingham have lost just one of their last eight Championship home games, including three wins in their most recent four.
  • Rotherham have not achieved an away win over a current Championship side since March 2016, when they won 1-0 at Ipswich.
  • This match pits together the two sides with the lowest average possession rate in the league this season (Birmingham 41.9% and Rotherham 40.6%).
  • Rotherham have faced 72 shots on target in the Championship this season, the most of any team.


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