Rotherham United need to shake off a poor start rather quickly as the host Ipswich Town at the New York Stadium this weekend. Rotherham justified their tag as favourites for relegation by turning up with a horrendous opening-day performance, while Ipswich Town will still have sights set on the play-off places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham were beaten 5-1 by Brentford in the opening round of the Championship 2018-19 season. Rotherham were expected to struggle as they are about to spend only the fourth season in the Championship in the last decade.
Ipswich will be quite satisfied at picking up a 2-2 draw from the opening game against Blackburn and it was made possible due to a late equaliser from Edun.
Rotherham and Ipswich met each other in April 2017 with the Millers managing a narrow 1-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Ipswich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Ipswich Town win at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are at a lower price of 2.40 for a victory but it is difficult to back the hosts – especially at this price. Ipswich are far better bet at 3.25, as Paul Hurst has the ability to take Ipswich closer to the play-offs. In the past, Ipswich have struggled in this fixture with only one win in the last five meetings but Rotherham will be rather down on confidence after a humiliating loss on the opening day. It has the ability to transcend into further fixtures and Ipswich are likely to be in a positive mood – despite a draw against Blackburn. Our preview would back a win for Ipswich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Ipswich Town win at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham United vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 3.30
Rotherham United win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
Rotherham were ripped apart by Brentford and manager Warne will be keen to avoid a similar massacre – especially at home. Ipswich came up with two goals in their opening game and it is fair to expect at least a decent return out of the team ahead of this match. Our correct score prediction expects an Ipswich 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Ipswich Town 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There is likely to be a marked improvement in Rotherham’s performances, but that alone is unlikely to prevent the game from being a tight and low scoring fixture. Rotherham’s defence will provide plenty of gaps for the opposition to profit from and our total goals prediction expects more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Gwion Edwards had a strong performance against Blackburn and ended up scoring a goal from his single shot on target. Since few players are on form, our first goalscorer prediction would stick with it works for this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gwion Edwards at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
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