Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
The New York Stadium is the location for the Rotherham’s game against Sheffield United this weekend. Rotherham have been able to keep themselves above the bottom three owing to a decent set of results but only two points separate them from dropping back into the relegation zone. Sheffield United have slipped from the top spot and have now dropped into the fourth place. There is a serious danger of the Blades slipping out of the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham came close to snatching a second consecutive league victory but they were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn at Ewood Park. The results made it five games without a defeat for Paul Warne’s men.
Sheffield United were only able to register a goalless draw with rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane. The Blades did not have many clear-cut opportunities to warrant a second victory in five matches.
The recent meeting between these two teams was back in 2014 when Sheffield United picked up a narrow 1-0 home win over Rotherham. Both clubs were once again in League One when they faced each other at New York Stadium but Rotherham picked up a 3-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United are given a price of 1.72 to win this match. Even though 12 points separate the two teams in the league table, recent form sees Rotherham in a better position. However, their price of 4.75 is also quite unattractive. Rotherham, though, have been unable to take that extra step and pick up more victories. Even though the team are unbeaten in five, four of those games have been stalemates. Sheffield United have been unable to find an attacking rhythm in recent weeks. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham win odds: 4.75
Sheffield United win odds: 1.72
Correct Score odds
The game sees two teams that have been quite mediocre in front of goal go up against each other. The Blades have been unable to score in the last two games while the Millers have scored more than 1.5 goals only once in the last seven league matches. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game is likely to be low on goals with both teams unable to hit a sweet spot in terms of finding the back of the net. Rotherham do function extremely well at home and 10 of their 14 league goals have been at home. Yet, this match will be tight and cagey just like matches for both teams in recent weeks. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp may have come up with the same number of goals as Rotherham’s return at home this season, but he has not been in great form leading up to this match. Instead, Michael Smith is a player to watch after having come up with two goals in his last three games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Smith.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Michael Smith at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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