Middlesbrough vs Rotherham
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
Boro’s play-offs ambitions suffered a blow on Saturday when the Reds fell 0-1 at home to direct top-half rivals Blackburn Rovers at Riverside. It was the team’s third defeat in the last four games in all competitions. They are now three points shy of the sixth-placed Bournemouth and in desperate need for the spoils on Wednesday when relegation strugglers Rotherham United come to visit Riverside Stadium.
The visitors have been one of the worst teams in the division since the start of the season. Nonetheless, they’ve caught a glimmer of hope by picking up four points in the last two league ties. Paul Warne’s men clinched a massive 0-1 victory over Derby County away from home two weeks ago. The win was followed by a 3-3 draw in the last week’s home clash against Stoke City. The Millers are now just five points short of the safe zone. Can they take advantage of momentum to stay unbeaten in the third successive game?
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham Head-to-head
The head to head statistics heavily favour the hosts who won five, drew one, and lost just one of seven encounters with the Millers.
Middlesbrough are yet to concede against Rotherham on the home patch. They won two and drew one of three H2H clashes with the Millers at Riverside Stadium (3-0 goal difference in the process).
Just one of the last five head to head encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham Prediction
Middlesbrough have been very tough to break down on the home pitch throughout the whole season. They conceded only six goals in twelve league fixtures at Riverside Stadium and will fancy their chances of keeping things tight at the back here against Rotherham who have by no means been the most prolific side out there.
The Millers were on an eight-loss streak on the road before beating Derby County in the previous away fixture. They have never scored at Riverside Stadium. Since none of the last three matches Middlesbrough played on the home court has produced more than one goal, we will back the Under 2.5 goals FT pick as the main betting prediction at the odds of 1.66. Braver punters can try with Middlesbrough to win 1-0 at the 6.00 odds.
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham Bet Tips
Correct Score 1-0 @ 6.00
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.