Burton Albion vs Rotherham United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday 3rd December, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton-upon-Trent.
This will be now or never for Rotherham United. The team which barely escaped the relegation in Championship’s last term is rock bottomed after the opening 18 rounds in the new season and the end to their crisis is nowhere to be seen.
The safe zone is 11 points away in the early stage of the season, and realistically, only a miracle could save The Millers. The Welsh manager Kenny Jackett left the team which will be led by the caretaker manager Paul Warne in the game against Burton Albion. The fact that Rotherham have lost 10 out of last 11 matches that best describes their huge crisis.
However, we started the article by saying that this is now or never for Rotherham United. This is because they will be facing struggling Burrton Albion, who will also be one of the main candidates for the relegation this season. The league’s newcomers are starting to feel the strength of a higher division football, as the team led by Nigel Clough is winless in the last four league games, scoring no more than a single goal.
Burton Albion vs Rotherham United: Head-to-Head Stats
Interestingly, the teams have faced each other last time in League Two, back in 2012/13 season when the home teams took comfortable victories keeping clean sheets. Rotherham United were slightly better, winning four out of nine matches, but they will be desperate to clinch the fifth this Saturday, which will again realistically be one hell of a task considering their current form.
Burton Albion vs Rotherham United: Prediction
The bookmakers have seriously overrated Burton Albion here, pricing them at 13/20 to claim three points. We believe that the visitors will give more than 100% and that they will be extremely motivated by the person who has been in the club for four years (Paul Warne).
The main betting prediction will be Rotherham United not to lose the match at the odds of 5/4, while the brave punters can even try with the away win at 17/4!
Burton Albion vs Rotherham United: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Away Win at 5/4 (2.25)
Away win at 17/4 (4.25).