Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Rotherham United will be aiming to return to winning ways when they entertain Swansea City at the New York Stadium this weekend. Rotherham have failed to win since mid-September and an eight-match winless streak sees them in a potential relegation battle. Swansea have picked up successive victories coming into this game and they are just a couple of points behind the playoff places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham played out a fifth draw from six league games as they settled for a 1-1 scoreline against Preston. Tom Barkhuizen opened the scoring for Preston but Michael Smith managed to level the scores before the break.
Swansea secured a second-straight league win as they beat Reading by a 2-0 scoreline. Oliver McBurnie was the star performer for the Welsh outfit with a goal in either half.
Rotherham’s previous meeting against Swansea was in the League Cup in 2014 where the latter picked up a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. The last home encounter was at the Millmoor Lane in 2007 where Rotherham bagged a 2-1 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a Swansea win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Swansea City win at 2.15 [/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are priced at 3.60 for a home win but we are not anticipating this result amid their recent run in the Championship. Rotherham have done impressively well in their home patch where they have failed to pick up a point in just one of their seven league matches, but the lack of firepower upfront remains a concern. Owing to this, we are backing a victory for the visitors despite their recent winless run on the road. Our preview fancies Swansea to bag a third successive league win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Swansea City win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham United vs Swansea City draw odds: 3.25
Rotherham United win odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Rotherham have heavily relied on their backline for the results and they have managed to keep four of their five clean sheets this season at the New York Stadium. However, they have genuinely had a concern in the attack front with just 11 goals from their opening 15 games. Swansea should have the upper hand with six more goals scored than the hosts and a shutout could be a probability with them possessing the second-best backline in the division. Our correct score prediction fancies a Swansea 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Swansea City 1-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Rotherham’s tight-knit defence has generally kept the scores down at the New York Stadium and just two of their seven league matches have produced more than two goals. We are anticipating more of the same with Swansea, who are searching for their first away goal after four outings. 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 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Oliver McBurnie has been by far the standout performer for Swansea this term with six goals in the Championship. The 22-year-old had recently gone nine matches without finding the net but he managed to end the streak with a sublime brace against Reading. Our first goalscorer prediction would back McBurnie to continue his scoring run.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Oliver McBurnie at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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