Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Rotherham still remain confident of avoiding relegation when the team travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom this weekend. The Baggies have to settle for a play-off place with the glimmer of hope of automatic qualification to the Premier League now beyond them. Rotherham are three points behind Millwall in the 22nd place, but relegation could be confirmed for Paul Warne’s men before next weekend. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Brom were held to a goalless draw by Reading in a dull encounter at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams were restricted to long shots at goal as they were unable to bypass defensive numbers.
Despite taking a lead against Birmingham at home, Rotherham ended up losing the game 3-1 on Monday night. This defeat has effectively put Rotherham on the verge of relegation with the team playing two teams expected to finish in the play-offs in the final two games.
West Brom were able to produce a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Rotherham in the reverse fixture with Dwight Gayle coming up with a hat-trick. West Brom’s last home game against Rotherham was in 2009 for League Cup encounter that finished as a 4-3 home win. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Brom win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
The Baggies were quite disappointing in the recent away match against Reading, but parity is expected to be restored in this match at the Hawthorns. West Brom have been quite brilliant at home and have picked up four consecutive wins on this ground. Rotherham may have a sense of dejection with the club almost close to relegation. The manner of the defeat against Birmingham will have been a major blow to their confidence. Our preview would pick a win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom vs Rotherham draw odds: 4.33
Rotherham win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
West Brom have come up with 14 goals in the last six games at the Hawthorns and it is a direct reflection of their superiority when it comes to home matches. At the Madejski Stadium on Monday, West Brom were quite poor and had most of the shots well away from goal. Rotherham’s defence has taken a beating of late even if they are offensively decent. Our correct score prediction would pick a 3-1 win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 3-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the last eight matches involving Rotherham and it is largely due to Warne’s men being quite ineffective when it comes to keeping out opposition – as demonstrated by the recent collapse against Birmingham. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dwight Gayle featured only for seven minutes in the game against West Brom but he is expected to start this encounter in order to build on his recent form. The striker has come up with six goals in his last four appearances – including the seven-minute cameo against Reading. Gayle came up with a hat-trick to destroy Reading in the reverse fixture at Madejski Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Dwight Gayle.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dwight Gayle at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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