Rotherham United v Bristol City: Preview and Prediction

Rotherham United v Bristol City
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham.

Rotherham United have made a poor start to the 2016/17 season after managing just 1 win from their 5 matches so far. They are currently occupy the final relegation spot in the standings with 4 points. They lost three matches so far this season and all of them are away from home and heavy defeats in which they conceded 10 goals in total to none scored. At the same time, they managed a win and a draw from their two home games and will be confident to end their misery when Bristol City FC comes to town on Saturday.

Bristol City have done well in the opening weeks of the season as they are sixth in the league table with 9 points from 3 wins out of their 5 matches so far. Their two defeats came against last season’s Premier League sides Newcastle United and Norwich City. They are also coming back on a comprehensive 3-1 win over Aston Villa and certainly looking firing from all cylinders at the moment. They lost at Rotherham in their last two visits, but maybe this is the better chance to end the bad run.

Rotherham vs Bristol City: Head-to-Head

  • Rotherham United are unbeaten in the last four meetings against Bristol City with 3 wins and a draw.
  • Rotherham United won 3-0 in the corresponding fixture of 2015/16 season against Bristol City, while they drew 1-1 in the away leg.
  • Bristol City’s last win over Rotherham was at their home ground in the 2006/07 League One fixture.
  • The last 9 fixtures between these two sides have seen both sides scoring at least once.

Rotherham vs Bristol City: Prediction

Bristol City definitely looked like a team in form during the initial weeks of the Championship and bookies have made them favourites to win this match. But they haven’t defeated Rotherham in the last four outings, also lost in consecutive visits to New York Stadium. Also considering the fact that Rotherham are not a bad side at home, this could go against the odds.

Both teams have scored in the last nine consecutive meetings and a repeat of this is certainly on the cards here. Also six of the last eight meetings between these two sides saw over 2.5 goals and looking at their current forms this is very possible on Saturday.

Rotherham vs Bristol City: Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score at 8/11 (1.72)
Over 2.5 Goals at 19/20 (1.95)
Rotherham to win 23/10 (3.30).