Rotherham vs Aston Villa
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: AESSEAL New York Stadium (Rotherham).
Rotherham earned a glimmer of hope on Saturday when they saw off Nottingham Forest 2-1 at home to stay in contention for avoiding the relegation at the end of the season.
The Millers still have a mountain to climb to save the second-division status being one point below the line at the moment. To make things worse for them, Aston Villa are next team to visit AESSEAL New York Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The visitors are flying high coming into this fixture. They broke back to the top-six in the league ladder thanks to a phenomenal six-sin streak in Championship.
Dean Smith’s men found goals super easy to come by lately as they bagged as many as 11 in last four league affairs. The Lions took advantage of momentum to bag two stoppage-time goals and beat in-form Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 on the road on Saturday afternoon.
Can they make it seven wins on the trot here against relegation-threatened Rotherham United?
Rotherham vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
Aston Villa were the dominant force in a short history of head to head encounters with the Millers.
The Lions won each of four clashes against Rotherham United without conceding a single goal along the way (10-0 goal difference).
The streak includes this term’s 2-0 victory at Villa Park in mid-September last year.
Rotherham vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Rotherham did produce some strong displays in front of the home crowd throughout the season, but we can hardly see them stay competitive against the red-hot Aston Villa side here. What we could expect is a goal fest, though.
The Millers scored at least a goal in all of last eight home outings in the league. Each of these ties also saw the hosts concede, though. The lack of defensive meticulousness is the main problem for Paul Warne and his men.
Knowing about Aston Villa’s superb attacking form in recent weeks, we have to go with the away win as the main betting option here.
Rotherham vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).