Sheffield Wednesday host Rotherham United in Saturday’s league meeting at the Hillsborough Stadium. The hosts have picked the solitary win since October and this sees them within five points off the drop zone. Rotherham are further down in the standings with a two-point gap to the relegation places after managing to regularly come up with stalemates. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wednesday’s recent league meeting came against Blackburn Rovers on the road last weekend where they suffered a 4-2 defeat. Danny Graham excelled for Paul Cook’s men with a sublime hat-trick.
Rotherham, though, saw the end of their seven-match unbeaten run after they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of leaders Norwich City. Their undefeated streak, however, included just the single win.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the New York Stadium last year where Wednesday celebrated a 2-0 win. The last encounter at the Hillsborough Stadium also went in Wednesday’s favour by a 1-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are priced at 3.75 to pick up maximum points while Wednesday are 2.05 for the same result. However, we are only anticipating a share of the spoils this weekend with neither team on a good run of form with just one victory in the previous eight match days. Our preview is to go for a share of the spoils with both teams scoring.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 2.05
Rotherham United win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Wednesday have netted just five times in their previous five home matches and they have witnessed only four points with one clean sheet in the process. In comparison, Rotherham’s away run has been quite similar and they have managed just one point less in their last five outings. Neither team has a distinct advantage and our correct score prediction favours a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wednesday have produced more than two goals in 70% of their home matches this term but we are expecting the trend to change this weekend, given the opposition is unlikely to present a regular goalscoring threat. Moreover, Rotherham have generally avoided heavy defeats on their travels with three of their previous four outings witnessing a maximum of two goals. Our total goals prediction is to go for 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 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Steven Fletcher has gone through a tough campaign where he has managed just three goals from 18 league appearances. Nonetheless, he has a strong record against Rotherham. The Scotland international bagged the opening goals in both matches when the visitors were previously in the Championship during the 2016/17 season. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Steven Fletcher.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steven Fletcher at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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