Rotherham United are at the New York Stadium for Saturday’s league meeting against Derby County. The hosts have got a couple of victories in their bag since their second-tier comeback but they are still just two points ahead of the drop zone. Derby, meanwhile, have picked up form after a below-par start to the season and a run of three straight wins sees them in the playoff positions and within two points off the top. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham suffered their fourth defeat of the league campaign as they were beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic before the international break. James Vaughan netted the winner for the Latics in the 73rd minute.
Derby, on the other hand, made it three victories on the bounce as they secured a 2-1 triumph over Hull City on the road. The match appeared to be heading towards a draw before Florian Josefzoon netted an 88th-minute winner for Frank Lampard’s side.
Rotherham’s previous meeting versus Derby was at the New York Stadium in May 2017 where they played out a 1-1 draw. Lee Frecklington opened the scoring for the hosts in the 66th minute but they were pegged back by a Tom Ince penalty six minutes from time. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are priced at 3.50 for a third home win of the campaign, but we do not expect this result. The hosts have managed to restrict Derby with four draws and just one defeat from their previous five home meetings but they are up against a team with momentum this time around. Moreover, Rotherham have struggled in front of goal this season and Lampard’s side should seize the advantage with a fourth straight league triumph. Our preview fancies an away win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham win odds: 3.50
Rotherham vs Derby County draw odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Since 2003, Derby have dominated the league proceedings against Rotherham and they have secured victories in seven of the 11 matches between them. Despite this, Rotherham have held Derby to stalemates in their last three home games but we are predicting this to change with the visitors possessing the better strikeforce. Derby have netted twice the number of goals (5) as Rotherham this term. Our correct score prediction fancies a Derby 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 3-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The games between Rotherham and Derby have generally tended to be high-scoring and just one of the last five meetings have produced less than three goals. Derby’s away trips have taken a similar trend with 2-1 being the final scoreline in their three matches this term. Our total goals prediction expects over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Martyn Waghorn had picked up form right before the international break by scoring two goals in as many appearances. After netting the opener in the League Cup against Hull, he scored against the same opposition in the league after converting a penalty. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Waghorn.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Martyn Waghorn at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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