Rotherham vs Burton – England Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Rotherham has long been the weakest team in the division by a mile – weakest defense, bad attack, straight losses, few points. They’ve started playing better for a couple of fixtures and now face Burton in front of their home crowd. Although this seems like a derby between two suffering teams, both have started playing better football in recent times. Who will win this relegation 6 pointer?
Rotherham vs Burton Albion – 29/12/2016
FT Result: Rotherham 3.00 or 2/1 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Burton 2.50 or 6/4
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.95 or 19/20 Under 1.85 or 17/20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.66 or 4/6 No 2.10 or 11/10
First of all, let’s look at the home side. Rotherham has 13 points from 23 games, a 24-50 goal difference, and only 3 wins. That’s a simplistic view, however – since 12 of those 13 points came on home ground, where they’ve managed to win their last two games, against fellow strugglers QPR and Wigan.
It’s fair to say that the team is now high on morale, after weeks in which they’ve failed to taste victory and looked sure-fire candidates for relegation. A win against Burton could bring them just 2 points behind Wigan, with a clear possibility of escaping last place in the near future.
On the other hand, Burton is coming after 4 straight league defeats. Their last game against Villa was very unlucky, since they’ve dominated most of the game but failed to convert their chances. Burton’s away form is the second worst in the league, with no wins and just 5 draws in 12 games, but if they manage to play like they did against Villa, it’s hard to think that this record won’t improve.
Rotherham vs Burton Albion Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, this game provides quite a few good ideas. First of all, “both teams to score” and over 2,5 goals are our best ideas for the game – since both teams really need the 3 points in order to progress in the relegation battle.
A 1X bet is another smart idea, since Burton have yet to win away from home, and Rotherham is in good form in front of their home crowd recently. Last but not least, we believe the away team will score at least once in front of the leakiest defense in the league.
Double Chance – Rotherham or Draw @ 1.50 or 1/2 with 138
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.15 or 23/20 with 138