Brighton vs Rotherham: Preview and Prediction

Brighton vs Rotherham
England – League Championship.
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Falmer Stadium, Brighton.

Brighton & Hove Albion will be desperate to qualify for the Premier League promotion once again and they have started the season with the same intent. They held fellow Premier League hopefuls Derby to a 0-0 draw away from home in the opening day of the season. And then earned two massive wins, first a 4-0 win against lower division club Colchester in the Capital One Cup and 3-0 win at home against Nottingham in the second round of Championship fixture. Now they will look to carry the momentum when Rotherham comes to town on Tuesday.

Rotherham United are having a turbulent start to the season. They squandered a two goal lead to surrender points in the 2-2 draw with Wolves in the opening day. They were then eliminated from the Capital One Cup by League Two side Morecambe and then suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the weekend league fixture. Rotherham narrowly escaped relegation last season and it seems like they are going in the same direction once again.

Brighton vs Rotherham: Head-to-Head Stats

Brighton and Rotherham had met previously on 22 occasions and there is little to seperate them looking at the stats. Both teams have won 8 matches each, while 6 games end in draws.

Brighton’s home record in 11 matches against Rotherham is 4 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. However Rotherham had little success in the last 7 visits, where they lost 4 and drawn 3.

Brighton vs Rotherham: Prediction

Brighton are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches in the Championship. Also they have a very strong record against Rotherham while playing in front of their home fans. They are unbeaten in 7 matches at home against Rotherham. And combining this with the visitors poor start to the season, the hosts will go into this match as heavy favourites.

Also, only one of the last six home matches of Brighton against Rotherham have seen over 2.5 goals. So, I will be backing the correct score of a 2-0 win for the hosts at full time.

Brighton vs Rotherham: Tips

  1. Brighton to win @ 1.50
  2. Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90