Rotherham United will be aiming to jump above the relegation places when they face Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s early kick-off at the New York Stadium. The hosts have recently dropped into the bottom three for the first time in 2019 after a run of three successive stalemates. Wednesday, though, are comfortably placed in mid-table and they are closer to the playoff zone with an 11-point deficit.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham settled for a third successive league draw after a 2-2 scoreline on the road to Hull City. Hull took a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes but Rotherham made a strong comeback with Anthony Forde and Robbie McKenzie finding the net following the interval.
Wednesday, meanwhile, went unbeaten for the fourth game on the bounce after a goalless draw on the road to Millwall. The result meant that they have kept four clean sheets on the trot while picking up eight points.
The previous encounter between the sides was at the Hillsborough Stadium in December which finished in a 2-2 draw. The last meeting at the New York Stadium ended 2-0 in Wednesday’s favour two years ago. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a Rotherham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Rotherham United win at 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday have fared better than Rotherham in the past four matches but they have still struggled in the scoring department where they have netted just twice. This is where Rotherham should capitalise with their recent consistency and we are fancying them to edge out the visitors in a low-scoring affair. Our preview predicts Rotherham to return to winning ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Rotherham United win at 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham United vs Sheffield Wednesday draw odds: 3.10
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 2.60
Correct Score odds
Rotherham and Wednesday have played out stalemates in the past two league games but the former have been more effective in the scoring department with three goals compared to the visitors’ none. Wednesday will no doubt keep things tight after a run of four successive shutouts but their lack of cutting edge upfront may hamper them against a Rotherham side, who generally find the scoresheet at home. Our correct score prediction anticipates a slender 1-0 win for Rotherham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Rotherham United 1-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Rotherham have recently been the subject of high-scoring matches in their stadium but the same may not be the case against Wednesday. The majority of those games have produced goals from the opposition but Wednesday may not replicate the same after netting just three times in the past five away matches. Our total goals prediction is to go with less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Michael Smith has been regularly leading the line for Rotherham and he has started for the team in 31 of the 32 league matches. The 27-year-old has scored just once in the league since the turn of the year but he can be fancied to find the net against a goal-shy Wednesday after previously scoring in the reverse fixture. Our first goalscorer prediction favours Michael Smith.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Michael Smith at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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