Rotherham host fourth placed Hull City on Saturday at the New York Stadium.
The visitors are heavily favoured in what looks to be a fairly one-sided game on paper.
Rotherham are currently second to last place in the Championship on only 15 points whereas Hull are only 2 points off the top of the table on 41.
The gulf in class and ambition couldn’t be clearer.
Hull are fighting for promotion and still have a good chance at one of the automatic places while Rotherham will struggle to avoid playing in League 1 next season.
Rotherham’s slim hopes have been boosted by the return of defenders Stephen Kelly, who has been out with a strained calf, and Farrend Rawson, who has been suffering from a pubic bone injury.
Leon Best is hoping to return but still needs to prove himself fit after his groin injury.
Rotherham head into the Yorkshire Derby mired in controversy after manager Neil Redfearn attempted to blame his predecessor Steve Evans’ recruitment policy for the current run of appalling results.
Evans has waded into the spat by labelling Redfearn “unprofessional”.
The off the pitch drama is the last thing the side need heading into the weekend.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has a tough decision to make regarding striker Chuba Akpom.
The player drew negative attention to himself earlier in the week by throwing his gloves at the bench after being substituted against Reading.
Bruce has remained secretive on what he plans to do with Akpom, saying only that he will deal with him in whichever way he thinks is best.
Winger Robert Snodgrass might make a start following a knee problem after being able to put in a substitute shift against Reading.
Michael Dawson and Alex Bruce will not be available for selection.
Realistically, few people expect Rotherham to have a hope of pulling off a result against the Tigers.
The one thing working in their favour is the unpredictable nature of local rivalries.
The home support will be out in full voice and looking to inspire Redfearn’s men on to claim local bragging rights.
It would take something truly special to overcome the visitors however and the most likely outcome is Rotherham’s relegation zone misery continuing.
If Bolton get a result against Fulham, Rotherham could even drop to the bottom of the table.
The home side will be looking to avoid this at all costs.