Rotherham vs Burton Albion
Date: Thursday, 29th December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Aesseal New York Stadium, Rotherham.
Rotherham United earned a nervous 3-2 win against Wigan Athletic on the Boxing Day. They were cruising with a 3-0 lead at half-time before Wigan turned on the heat in the second period. And they almost threw it away if it was not for some desperate defending in the final few minutes.
Millers have now notched up two wins in a row at home. They have managed only 3 wins this season and all of them have come at home. They still remain at the foot of the Championship table and the first team outside the relegation zone is their Thursday’s opponent Burton Albion, who are at a 9 point gap.
Burton Albion have so far managed to stay out of the relegation zone. But four consecutive defeats have moved them closer to the danger zone at a 2 point distance from Blackburn at 22nd position.
They Brewers are coming on the back of a 2-1 away loss to Aston Villa on Boxing Day. The game look set to end all square until substitute McCormack scored the winner for the Villans. The result has kept Nigel Clough’s men win-less in away games this season. Their away record from 12 Championship games played so far is 5 draws and 7 losses.
Rotherham vs Burton Albion: Head-to-head stats
- The teams had already met once this season and Burton Albion won the clash by a 2-1 score-line on 3rd December 2016.
- Burton have won in 3 of the last 5 meetings against Rotherham, while they drew 1 and lost 1.
- Burton’s last visit to Rotherham was on 2012 and they lost the fixture by a 3-0 margin.
- They share a win each from the last 4 meetings at Rotherham, with 2 matches ending in draws.
Rotherham vs Burton Albion: Prediction
This is a battle for survival as two teams at the bottom of the table face-off against each other. The recent form favors Rotherham after who are coming on the back of consecutive home wins. Burton are on a 4 match losing streak and are yet to register a win away from home this season. It will be a safe choice to back the home team for a win in this Championship fixture.
Rotherham vs Burton Albion: Bet Tips
Rotherham to win at 2/1 (3.00)
Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10).