Brentford start the Championship 2018-19 campaign with expectations of a promotion challenge and manager Dean Smith has made some interesting additions to the squad. Rotherham United are back in the Championship after just one season in League One. After having struggled with relegation ever since reaching the recent heights, Rotherham are likely to be more focused on avoiding relegation. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brentford are still looking to bring in a couple of players on loan deals but the squad looks in good shape to aim for an improvement over last season’s ninth-place finish. Brentford will be looking to avoid Griffin Park from turning into a happy destination for visiting teams – just nine wins from 23 games last season.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne has largely been trying to improve the squad using loan deals while the club has not lost a significant chunk of players.
Brentford’s last game with Rotherham was at Griffin Park and the game witnessed a 4-2 score. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Brentford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Brentford win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are at a price of 7.00 for a victory in the game. It is difficult to look at an away win considering that the newly promoted team will be looking to get bulk of their wins at home. Rotherham have also suffered three consecutive losses in the visits to Griffin Park. Despite going through the highest number of home draws (11) last season, Brentford start the game as favourite and it is possible to back them at a decent price.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Brentford win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford vs Rotherham United draw odds: 4.33
Rotherham United win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
The game is expected to be a tight encounter with goals at both ends. Ipswich Town are the only team to have failed to score at Griffin Park since March. Early season goal return from Rotherham has been convincing enough to expect goals from the away team. Our correct score prediction would anticipate a 2-1 win for Brentford at 8.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Brentford 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The case for witnessing over 2.5 goals or more is substantially stronger considering that both teams are expected to score in the game. Rotherham may be on the road but the new season brings new hopes for the former Championship outfit. Rotherham also had the highest scoring record amongst teams in the League One play-offs last season. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals at 1.61.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Ollie Watkins was one of the impressive players for Brentford last season. He came up with figures of 10 goals and four assists in 45 appearances for the club. The midfielder is easily capable of opening the scoring in this match and he is facing Rotherham for the first time in his career. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Watkins at 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ollie Watkins at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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