Newcastle vs Rotherham United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 21st January 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle will continue their fight for promotion when they welcome Rotherham United to St James’ Park on Saturday. This is a top versus Bottom clash as the visitors Rotherham United are currently at the foot of the Championship table.
Newcastle United got back to winning ways last week as they defeated Brentford 1-2 on the road. Prior to last week’s game, they were beaten 1-0 by Blackburn Rovers.
Newcastle United still maintains the top spot of the Championship table with 55 points. They are just a point above Brighton $ Hove in second place who have a game at hand.
Meanwhile, Rotherham United don’t look ready to leave the bottom spot any time soon. They have 16 points to their name and are 11 points away from the team outside the drop zone. They need to start winning games week in week out to enable the climb outbox the relegation zone.
Newcastle vs Rotherham United: Head to Head Statistics
Since 1990, the teams had only met on three occasions. The reverse fixture of this season is the most recent meeting which ended 0-1 in favour of Newcastle United. The later two of them came during the 1993 FA Cup tie in which Newcastle won the second fixture 2-0 before holding out for a 1-1 draw at Rotherham.
Newcastle vs Rotherham United: Prediction
Newcastle United are undoubtedly the superior team and favourites for this clash, they have been unbeaten in 3 games in all competitions. Also they have lost just once in their last 5 outings while the visitors have lost 3 if their last 5 outings.
Considering Rotherham’s conceding rate in the past weeks which have seen them concede at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 outings, we expect the game to see at least 3 goals. However, we are not given it away easily to Newcastle, the two teams are expected to be on the score sheet. A score line of 3-1 is most likely to occur in this game.
Newcastle vs Rotherham United: Bet Tips
Newcastle win and over 2.5 goals at 1.60
Both teams to score at 1.90.