Reading vs Rotherham Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Rotherham
England – EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

A battle for survival as either desperately looks for an escape from the clutches of relegation.

Both teams have secured 29 points so far, and only have Millwall and Wigan in sight to exchange their replacement spots, as a realistic option.

Every other side has at least a ten-point lead, and with just a minimal number of match-days remaining, is out of bounds.

Rotherham will definitely be the aggrieved one about this fixture right now, as they have always struggled to find goals at the Madejski Stadium.

Compound it with their general poor performances on the road, and the odds get more stacked against the team.

The match should be exciting considering both are in this journey together to climb out of the pits, and a win in this tie would be worth twofold.

Reading vs Rotherham Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Four of the last five games and nine of the last fourteen ended with under 2.5 goals.
  • In the last 14 meetings, the teams on the road have scored just six goals in total.
  • The home teams kept eight clean sheets in their last fourteen attempts.
  • Rotherham has scored just a single goal in their last seven visits to this venue.

Reading vs Rotherham Prediction

Only Ipswich has scored fewer goals than Rotherham on the road this season. The team failed to score in four of their last five games away from home and failed to do so in six of their last seven visits to this stadium.

Even better, in their total seven attempts at thwarting the hosts at the Madejski Stadium, the team could register just one goal.

Reading who has an unbeaten record at this venue in h2h ties will easily keep a clean sheet this Saturday.

Only thrice in the last 15 occasions have a face-to-face meeting witnessed the home team of the day recording more than two goals. More than that, 19 of the last 22 home-ties of Reading had them scoring under 2.5 goals.

Coupling this to the earlier deduction, it’s gearing up to be a low goal-scoring affair.

Reading vs Rotherham Betting Tips

  • Reading to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.50 (3/2)
  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).