Ipswich vs Rotherham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Portman Road (Ipswich).
We have a relegation battle at hand as the worst side in the league, Ipswich, hosts Rotherham at the Portman Road. Both teams faced exits from the FA Cup last weekend, but the way the Millers were bundled out was not at all pleasant.
The team had the misfortune to stand in front of defending Premier League champions Manchester City. Suffice it to say, Pep Guardiola and his boys made an absolute mockery of the team from the second division. Seven unanswered goals went past the Rotherham defense, and all seven were by different players.
The Tractor Boys did try their best to stay in the domestic cup competition a while longer and make something out of their miserable season. But a late goal by Billy Kee of Accrington, a League One side nonetheless, put an end to their hopes.
Ipswich vs Rotherham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last seven h2h wins belong to the sides that hosted the match.
- The Blues recorded three of the last four h2h wins at this venue.
- The Tractor Boys scored two or more goals in four of their last five head-to-head games at the Portman Road.
- The biggest h2h win between these teams is in the name of Ipswich. A 2-5 away win.
Ipswich vs Rotherham Prediction
For the Blues, this match might be one of the last chances that they could try to make a difference to their season. Their opponents are fellow relegation-battler Rotherham, a side notorious for their poor away record.
The Millers are winless in their last 16 games on the road consecutively, and 12 of them were losses. The team conceded seven goals in their last away tie alone. Ipswich will go all ballistic against this struggling side, as they have no other go. The Town is in deep water and needs some immediate changes to avoid a demotion to League One.
The home advantage will turn out to be the biggest deciding factor in the tie. Ipswich will defend as if their lives depended on it and will keep a clean sheet. The unrelenting pressure from the home side will force the visitors to concede at least one half of the game to their opponents.
Ipswich vs Rotherham Betting Tips
To Win Either Half: Ipswich @ 1.67 (2/3)
Clean Sheet: Ipswich – YES @ 2.75 (7/4).