Birmingham City welcome Rotherham United to St Andrew’s Stadium for Saturday’s Championship kick-off. The hosts have struggled to secure regular wins this season with eight draws already in the progress and they are just four points ahead of the drop zone. Rotherham have banked on their home form to stay aloft and they are behind Birmingham on only goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham picked up an eighth draw of the Championship campaign as they settled for a 1-1 stalemate on the road to Brentford. Birmingham picked up the point with just one-fourth of the possession.
Rotherham continued their good form at home as they played out a 0-0 draw against Bristol City. The Championship newcomers have picked up each of their 11 points in front of their supporters.
The previous meeting between the teams was at the New York Stadium in 2017 which ended in a 1-1 draw. The last encounter at St Andrew’s saw Birmingham win by a comfortable 4-2 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Birmingham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”] Birmingham City win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham can be backed at 4.75 for the three points but we are not fancying this result. Rotherham’s away performances have looked a shadow of their home performances and this is evident with five defeats from as many away games. We are anticipating a victory for the hosts despite starting the season with five straight home draws. Our preview is to go for a Birmingham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 1.65 [/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Rotherham United draw odds: 3.75
Rotherham United win odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
Birmingham may lie in the bottom half of the standings but they have impressed with their defensive resolve. Garry Monk’s side have acquired exactly one point from each of their home matches this term but they should get the better of Rotherham, who have experienced five consecutive away defeats. Moreover, Rotherham have netted failed to score in each of their previous four outings. Our correct score prediction fancy a Birmingham 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham City 1-0 win at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Birmingham have produced a solid defensive showing since the season started and this has resulted in two or less goals in seven of their 11 matches. A similar outcome can be fancied for the weekend with Rotherham drawing blank in the goal column for the last four away games. Our total goals prediction is to go for less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lukas Jutkiewicz has been in good form with a brace coming in the league game against Ipswich Town last weekend. The 29-year-old can be a menace, when it comes to the set-pieces, with his strong aerial ability and he has fared well against Rotherham with one goal from his previous two meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jutkiewicz.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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