Rotherham vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Aesseal New York Stadium (Rotherham).
A virtual final for Middlesbrough. They are currently just below the final playoff spot, and trails by a single point.
In this last game they hope to win, and they need Derby, the team who possesses the final ticket into the post-season proceedings to lose. Considering that Derby is taking on West Brom, a top-four side, Middlesbrough definitely has hope.
Rotherham has already been relegated, and against a team that’s vying for the Premier League, they have little aspiration. They have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition, and have conceded the most at home too.
The players have no will left to fight, as the next league game they will be playing, would be in League One.
Rotherham vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough won four of the last six matches.
- The last five ties saw Rotherham scoring a single goal in total.
- Middlesbrough won two of the last three fixtures at this venue.
- At this stadium, the hosts conceded three or more goals in two of the last three attempts.
Rotherham vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Rotherham has already lost the plot, and they cannot wait to be done with this season. The realization that they will be spending at least a year in the lower division will be hanging in the back of their heads. On top of that, Middlesbrough would be treating this tie as a final and would want nothing but a win, considering their playoff chances rest on the outcome of this tie.
Middlesbrough needs this win, and since the team, they are trying to topple, Derby is pitted against West Brom, hope remains. As such, the visitors will be trying to bring things under control early itself and will leave nothing to chance. Moreover, they have been a better side in past h2h encounters.
The team won four of the last six clashes, and two of the last three at this venue. In addition, while Rotherham has scored a single goal in the last five appearances against this team, Middlesbrough managed three or more goals in two of the last three visits to this venue.
Finally, the weakest defense of the competition, be it at home or on the road, belongs to Rotherham. As such, expect the guests to record a huge and convincing win this Sunday.
Rotherham vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Middlesbrough to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Full-Time Result: Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.70 (7/10).