Middlesbrough look to sustain their top spot when they host Rotherham United at Riverside Stadium in the midweek match. Middlesbrough are now top of the table with a slender advantage on goal difference over Sheffield United, who also have the same number of points. Rotherham are keeping their heads above the drop zone owing to a two-point advantage over Millwall in the 22nd place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough were able to capitalise on Sheffield Wednesday’s defensive errors to pick up a 2-1 victory at the Hillsborough Stadium. This was the second win in three games for Tony Pulis’ men.
Rotherham’s hopes of getting a first win in six games were thwarted by Bolton with an 84th minute equaliser, as they snatched a 1-1 draw at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. The last win for Rotherham was in the middle of September.
Rotherham and Middlesbrough take on each other for the first time since 2016 when the former were able to secure a narrow 1-0 win at home. Middlesbrough had secured a similar victory in the last meeting between the two clubs at the Riverside stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Middlesbrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are given a price of 7.50 to win the match. However, they are not clinical enough in order to expect a victory against the table leaders, who have been performing well in recent weeks. Boro have been able to keep aside the challenge from the likes of Sheffield United and West Brom, but their lead over those teams is not a significant one. However, Boro have the quality and momentum to get past Rotherham with relative ease. Our preview would pick a win for Middlesbrough at 1.44.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham draw odds: 4.20
Rotherham United win odds: 7.50
Correct Score odds
Middlesbrough were disappointed to concede the late goal against Sheffield Wednesday, as it results in the club having to do with just one clean sheet in the last five games. Tony Pulis prides himself on his team keeping clean sheets. Rotherham do not have great edge going forward and they have been struggling in the attacking front. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Middlesbrough 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Middlesbrough 2-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Middlesbrough have gone through just one high scoring game in the last five Championship matches. The lack of a threat from Rotherham should help contribute more towards a comfortable home win. Our total goals prediction would opt for a 2-0 victory for Middlesbrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Britt Assombalonga scored Middlesbrough’s last goal at the Riverside Stadium and he is also the club’s top scorer with five league goals. He happens to enjoy playing against Rotherham after managing four goals in just six games against the club. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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