Rotherham vs Shrewsbury: Preview and Predictions

Rotherham vs Shrewsbury Preview-predictions-2018 English League One Playoff Final

Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town
English League One
Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.

The whole season comes down to a single affair for the likes of Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town; who are about to determine the last promoted side to the Championship football in the play-off final on Sunday at Wembley.

Both teams showed a great character to overtake their respective rivals over two semi-final legs. The Millers went past Scunthorpe United 4-2 on aggregate being the better outfit in both ties. Goals in the reverse fixture surprisingly came from behind as center back Richard Wood and central midfielder Will Vaulks contributed to a 2-0 victory at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The man who sent Shrewsbury Town through is a former Rotherham United striker Carlton Morris. He bagged his first goal in 15 matches to help the Blues see off Charlton Athletic in the second leg as well (2-0 on aggregate).

Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Head-to-head

Teams snatched a win apiece this season, both grabbing theirs on travels.

Overall, it’s Shrewsbury Town who were the more successful outfit in the history of H2H meetings having won 15 and lost just 6 of 28 encounters with Rotherham United.

Interestingly, both teams were on the scoresheet in six of last eight head to head matches.

Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Prediction

The Shrews have been the more consistent side throughout the season, but they will still head into the tie as slight underdogs as Rotherham enjoyed a splendid finish to the campaign in the regular season. The Millers brought such form to the play-offs proving out to be lethal up front netting four goals in two games with the Iron.

Nevertheless, Paul Warne’s side is about to take on the rock-solid defensive line of Shrewsbury’s here and they’ll no doubts have a very tough task breaking it down in the final ta Wembley, regardless of their impressive attacking form. The Blues kept their net untouched in both semi-final legs with Charlton Athletic and we expect them to try and keep things tight at the back for as long as possible in the final.

The stakes can hardly be greater ahead of the most important match of the season for both teams. We just don’t expect any of two managers to risk much which is why we believe in a slow start and a low-scoring game in general.

Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66
  • Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.62.

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