Rotherham United vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Betting Tips

Rotherham welcome Middlesbrough for a clash in the Championship at New York Stadium on Wednesday. Placed 2nd in the table, Rotherham have amassed 39 points after 40 games. On 57 points, Middlesbrough is ranked in 11th place with as many matches as the home side.

It has been a few rounds since Middlesbrough last taste of success in the Championship, and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Rotherham.

Stats and facts for Rotherham and Middlesbrough.

  • teamlogoRotherham United has lost in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
  • teamlogoRotherham United conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Rotherham United’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 2.5 in Rotherham United’s last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough has lost the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.

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Form Rotherham vs Middlesbrough

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Rotherham struggling for results.

Rotherham will enter the match, hoping to end their disappointing run of form in the league finally. In their previous 3 matches, Rotherham claimed a 3-1 win against Queens P.R. and a 1-0 defeat against Coventry. Their latest match served up a 1-0 defeat against Birmingham.

Middlesbrough struggling for results.

Middlesbrough will enter the match, hoping to change their recent form and carve out a win. In their previous 3 matches, Middlesbrough ended with a 1-1 draw against Watford and a 2-0 defeat against Barnsley. Their latest match served up a 2-1 defeat against Queens P.R.

It is a matchup between two seemingly equal sides, with both in similar shape recently. The bookies still favour Rotherham to win the match at odds 2.63.

Rotherham v Middlesbrough Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Middlesbrough have historical advantage

Middlesbrough was left reeling when Rotherham took a 3-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as payback for the 2-1 defeat Middlesbrough handed out in the reverse match. The last 7 matches between Rotherham and Middlesbrough have largely been equal encounters. Middlesbrough has a 4-1-2 advantage in the Championship against Rotherham.

Current standings

Rotherham lie 2nd in the table with 39 points after 40 games. 18 points ahead after 42 matches, Middlesbrough find themselves in 11th place.

Full Time Betting

The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Rotherham will payout at 2.63, as bookies predict Rotherham are in with a 38% chance of beating Middlesbrough. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.20 on offer, while an away win for Middlesbrough pays out at 2.70. Rotherham won 2 of their last 10 home league games, whereas Middlesbrough lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.

BTTS

Looking at the bookmakers’ prices, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 53%. This equals odds 1.87 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.90. The last 10 home league games for Rotherham averaged 2.6 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Middlesbrough, the average total goals were 2.5, with 6 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers, the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 45%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.20 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.70. Rotherham’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.6 goals a game. 6 of Rotherham’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Middlesbrough’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.5 goals per game. 6 of the last 10 away matches for Middlesbrough went over 2.5 goals.

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