Rotherham vs Leeds United
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Aesseal New York Stadium (Rotherham).
It will be the battle of two extreme literally as league leaders will travel to meet Rotherham United on Saturday.
Rotherham is aware of the dangers that will follow if they lose this game. With just 2 points between them and the relegation zone, they must play it safe. With Leeds on the other side, it won’t be so easy for the newly promoted side. All but one of their previous 5 matches were lost. The only win came against Preston at home, but they conceded in that match too.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games, which includes a shameful 7-0 loss to the Champions of England- Manchester City. At home too they are fresh from a defeat to Brentford in the league. This is their second loss in their previous 5 matches in front of home crowd. Both the sides scored in 4 of those matches and over 2.5 goals were scored in those games as well.
A similar form can be seen when we analyze Leeds’ recent games. Four of their previous 5 competitive matches were defeats with 3 matches having over 2.5 goals too. A 3 match losing streak is active for the leaders, away from home. All their latest 4 matches on the road were also high scoring affairs.
It’s been a success story for Leeds United and their manager Marcelo Bielsa this season. The team which finished 13th in the competition last season are on top of the league this time around. But if they plan to win the title, a much better away form is necessary.
Rotherham vs Leeds United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leeds have dominated over Rotherham with 4 wins and a loss against them in the recent 5 h2h clashes.
- More than 2.5 goals came in 3of those 5 matches across all venues.
- Leeds have scored 2 or more goals in 4 of those matches as well.
- The Millers have won 3 and lost 2 to these opponents in their last 5 meetings at this ground.
- Four of those 5 games here, had over 2.5 goals and the common score lien was 2-1 in 3 of them.
Rotherham vs Leeds United: Prediction
The whites have shown great character all through this season. So I believe they will return back to winning ways in this upcoming match. Other teams like Norwich are to be played against in the upcoming games, so they have to keep the pace. Based on the h22h stats I would recommend betting on the toppers to win with 1.65 odds.
Leeds have conceded in all 4 of their previous matches on the road. On the other hand, the hosts have scored in 4 of their recent home matches as well. With both teams finding the target in their last 4 meetings here, we can place our money on both sides scoring with 1.91 odds.
Rotherham vs Leeds United: Betting Tips
Leeds to win @ 1.65 (7/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.91 (10/11).