Rotherham vs Blackburn – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 9, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 9, 2023

The Championship clash at New York Stadium this coming Saturday sees home team Rotherham battling it out for the win against Blackburn. While Blackburn are now third in the Championship table after collecting 42 points in 26 rounds, Rotherham trails them on 27 points. This leaves them as number 21 in the table after 26 rounds played.

Rotherham vs Blackburn Stats

  • In the last 6 home matches in a row Rotherham played, both teams scored
  • Rotherham have not won 11 of the last 12 matches
  • Rotherham have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • Rotherham have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • Rotherham have lost 3 of the last 4 matches without scoring a goal
  • In 19 of the last 21 Blackburn away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Blackburn have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Blackburn have lost 3 of the last 4 matches and both teams scored at the same time
  • Blackburn have conceded in 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • Blackburn have lost 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals

Rotherham vs Blackburn Lineups

Rotherham vs Blackburn Preview

In their last three matches, Rotherham lost 2-0 against Huddersfield, 3-0 against Millwall and 4-1 against Ipswich. Rotherham just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Championship matches at the New York Stadium. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored nine and conceded 13 goals. Rotherham scored 20 goals, while also conceding 17 at New York Stadium so far this season. This places them in the top three when it comes to scoring on home soil in the Championship.

In their last three matches, Blackburn lost against Middlesbrough by 1-2, beat Cardiff by 1-0 winning 0-1 against Norwich. Blackburn won three of a possible six away matches in the Championship, as well as playing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They scored six while also conceding seven times. Blackburn proved themselves generous visitors in the Championship this season, as they conceded an astonishing 17 goals so far. This leaves them with the worst defensive record of all teams from their away matches.

Rotherham vs Blackburn H2H

The last time the pair played each other Blackburn came away as 3-0 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Saturday. Blackburn look back on six wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Rotherham. The home side has a 10% win rate in these encounters for a total record of 1-3-6. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Goals should be on the menu at New York Stadium, with both teams scoring in seven of the last 10 matches at home for Rotherham. The same outcome paid dividends in three of the last 10 away games for Blackburn.

Both Teams to Score

The last time these two teams squared up, Blackburn ran out 3-0 winners which they surely won’t mind doing again at New York Stadium. As both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous ten matches, betting on BTTS naturally would have been profitable. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 1.83 with the bookies.

Over/Under Tips

In the past ten encounters between Rotherham and Blackburn over 2.5 goals came out five times, with Rotherham scoring an average of one goal per game. Blackburn averaged 1.8 goals, while both teams scored seven times. Rotherham scored an average of 0.9 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Blackburn, who scored 1.4 times on average in those matches.

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About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.