Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers Prediction & Match Preview

Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue:  Aesseal New York Stadium (Rotherham).

Rotherham are holding on to the top spot at the moment, albeit only on goal difference. With Wycombe breathing down their necks on second, expect the hosts to settle for nothing less than the win on Saturday.

Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 1-0 win for Rotherham.
  • Half of their past six fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five meetings.
  • Only one of their last ten games have finished as a tie.
  • Bristol Rovers have registered the win six times in their past ten encounters. (W-6, D-1, L-3)

Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers Prediction

Rotherham extended their winning streak to four games on the trot by taking down Oxford United on the road with a 3-1 scorecard last week. The hosts were much the better side in that clash and scored all three goals in the opening forty-five minutes of the game.

Impressively, the home side have now stumbled just once in their past seven matches in all competitions.

On the other hand, Bristol Rovers have not been able to live up to the expectations of their faithful this term. The guests are without a taste of success in their last five fixtures in the third division, the most recent of which saw them lose 2-0 to Doncaster. That too, at home.

Piling on even more misery, Bristol Rovers are winless in their past two outings on the trot. In sharp contrast, the hosts are unbeaten in their previous three games here and are currently on a two-match winning streak as well.

It is also worth mentioning that it was Rotherham who came out on top when the two sides last locked horns here. As such, count on the hosts to edge it past Bristol Rovers in this one.

Furthermore, goals have not been hard to come by at this stadium lately. All of the past four fixtures here have witnessed a total of three goals or more on the final scorecards.

Moreover, Bristol Rovers have scored eight goals form their past five outings alone. Taking into account that half of their last four h2h meetings here have also featured over 2.5 goals on the charts, a high scoring affair is certainly on the cards this weekend.

Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers Betting tips

  • Rotherham to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).