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Rotherham doom-monger Ian Holloway losing prediction touch

Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway is losing his touch after Rotherham's superb form over the last three weeks have made a mockery of his predictions.

The former Millwall manager has been a regular doom-monger for the Millers in his weekly tipping column, backing them to lose 20 out of 23 times he has included them this season.

Unfortunately for the Millers, for much of the campaign they were making him look like Mystic Meg as he correctly called 13 out of 18 results and got five scores bang on.

However, Holloway has refused to move with the times and ignored their recent resurrection under Neil Warnock, continuing to back them for defeats in four of their last five games.

Of course, the Millers have gone on to win four of those five games, seeing off Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Ipswich, with a come-from-behind draw against Derby that was as good as a win.

Ironically, and perhaps typically, the one time Holloway tipped them to win in the last five games was in fact the only time they haven't as the pundit thought they would beat the Rams.

In predicting a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich on Saturday he said: "I fancy Ipswich to maintain their charge for the play-offs here.

"Neil Warnock has worked wonders at Rotherham, particularly their late comeback against Derby. I did not see that coming!

"Having said that, Portman Road is a tough place to go at the minute. This game could easily go the other way given the nature of the Championship, but I just fancy Mick McCarthy's men to make a late gallop towards the top six with a win."

Leon Best's goal at Portman Road in fact ensured a 1-0 win for the Millers and extended Holloway's shocking run of predicting form.

After his impressive 83 per cent success rate he has now slipped to 0 from five, continuing to prove that only a fool would back against a Warnock side over the last couple of weeks.

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