Match date: 26 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1 (0 AH)
| Match result:
4-0 - Won
Rotherham managed to avoid relegation in previous season and ended only one position above relegation zone, but they now again are struggling to find their form and after 22 rounds are in relegation zone. They now welcoming Bolton in 23rd round of English Championship and they must go for a victory here at all costs. They achieved very important victory in previous round over Hull City at home and additionally boosted their morale. They achieved only five victories in this season and three of them were at home, now they are facing with last placed team and must earn all three points. Rotherham scored 24 goals in previous 22 rounds but they had a lot of defensive gaps and conceded 38 and their defense is worst in league. To keep their Championship status they must improve their form and especially defense. In Capital One Cup they reached 1/32 finals and were eliminated by Norwich at home 1:2, now they must focus on league and try to reach safe zone. Rotherham ended series of three consecutive defeats with victory over Hull in previous round and now must try to continue with good results in order to get out of relegation zone. Only appearance of forward Leon Bent is in doubt for this match due to a minor injury.
Bolton on the other hand is at last position at the table with only 14 points, they are in very bad shape and in last 16 matches are without victory. In this campaign they achieved only one victory in 6th round of Championship over Wolves at home 2:1, and it will be very hard for them to avoid relegation if they don't improve their form. Bolton scored only 18 goals while conceded 33 in this campaign, now they must try to earn some points but with performances that they showed so far it will be very hard to achieve positive outcome here. They ended previous season at 18th position at the table but now are totally out of the track. Bolton must consolidate their squad and try to improve their performances especially in defense and try to earn some points. In previous two duels against Rotherham, Boltom celebrated once at home while in last match on the road suffered defeat. Bolton has five points less than first team out of the relegation zone and they can keep their Championship status but they must improve their form, now it will be very hard against motivated Rotherham. As for absent players, attacking midfielders Wellington and Max Clayn will be out due to injuries while defensive midfielder Josh Vela is having problems with slight injury and his appearance is questionable.
Rotherham must go for a victory in order to get out of relegation zone and they are favorites here, while Bolton is down on the bottom of the table and despite they won only once still can avoid relegation and keep their Championship status, this will for sure be very interesting duel between two sides which are trying to avoid relegation and I believe that the hosts are closer t a victory here.