League:Sky Bet Championship
Venue: The New York Stadium
Betting via William Hill: Rotherham: 9/5 Draw: 21/10 Wolves: 13/8
After sixteen goals, two hat-tricks and two sell-out crowds, the Millers and Wolves will once again do battle at the New York Stadium. The visitors cruised to the League One title last term racking up a record points total (103) in the process. The Millers followed their opponents into the Championship the hard way, defeating Leyton Orient at Wembley in the League One play-off final. The clashes between the two clubs last season were nothing short of extraordinary. The Millers were 3-1 up and cruising at the New York stadium back in December before the referee Michael Oliver awarded a controversial penalty to the visitors which inspired the visitors to fight back and claim a point in a 3-3 draw. In April it was party
time at Molineux as Wolves were celebrating being crowned champions and the game was worthy of the 30,000 strong crowd. Wolves won the game 6-4 with two goals in injury time. Nouha Dicko bagged a hat-trick against the club he was on loan at previously and likewise did Kieran Agard. Agard became the first Rotherham United player to score a hat-trick in a defeat and it was also the first time the Millers had lost by that scoreline.
The hosts gave a spirited display at promotion favourites Derby County losing narrowly to a Jeff Henderick strike in the 82nd minute. Wolves began their season with a victory over newly relegated Norwich City. A goal from Dave Edwards gave Wolves the win over the 10-man Canaries. The two had contrasting fortunes in the Capital One Cup. Wolves were stunned by League Two Northampton Town who earned a 3-2 victory at Moleniuex. A Matt Derbyshire penalty in extra-time saved the Millers from the same fate as they beat Fleetwood Town 1-0 at the New York Stadium, which earned them a trip to Swansea City in the next round.