Rotherham will try to battle out relegation when they take on Birmingham City at the New York Stadium on Monday night. Rotherham are almost aware that the relegation battle has become a two-horse race between them and Millwall, who have a three-point advantage going into the last three matches. Crucially, Millwall also have a game in hand. Birmingham City are almost safe from relegation due to a seven-point advantage over the bottom three. The Blues can avoid relegation by managing at least a draw in the game. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham fought valiantly against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium but ended up becoming the latest team to succumb on this ground after a 4-3 defeat. Depending on results in other matches, Rotherham could be relegated by the end of the upcoming match.
Birmingham were unable to pick up a big win over Derby County after being fought back twice by Lampard’s men on Friday night. The game witnessed a 2-2 draw and it was the third successive stalemate for the team.
Birmingham and Rotherham were involved in a 3-1 game at the St Andrew’s Stadium back in October when the hosts picked up a victory. The last game between the two clubs at the New York Stadium produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham have been able to go through three successive draws that have almost put them on the verge of safety. Another stalemate would be perfect for the Blues, who would then possess an unassailable seven-point advantage over Rotherham with two matches left. The inability to transform draws into victories has hurt Rotherham, who have drawn 16 games this season. Our preview would pick a stalemate, which has been the outcome in the last two meetings with Birmingham at the New York Stadium.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham United win odds: 2.80
Birmingham City win odds: 2.60
Correct Score odds
There has been a string of goals whenever Rotherham have taken to the field in recent weeks. In fact, the club has conceded an incredible 17 goals in the last six matches and the latest big defeat against Swansea led to Rotherham becoming the worst defensive team in the division. However, our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw, as Birmingham are very cautious.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the last seven games involving Rotherham without exception. However, the defensive solidarity shown by Birmingham is substantially better and the Blues would actually prefer a low scoring game in order to get the point that confirms their safety. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[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
Birmingham have opened the scoring in the last two away matches, while Rotherham have opened the scoring in three out of the last four home games. In the battle between the two clubs, the form shown by Lukas Jutkiewicz can help Birmingham break the deadlock. The 30-year-old has come up with 13 goals this season after managing goals in back-to-back games. He has been in stunning form and our first goalscorer prediction would pick Lukas Jutkiewicz.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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