Rotherham vs Wigan Athletic
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Aesseal New York Stadium (Rotherham).
The Millers are famed for their leaky defense. Twice in their last five match-days, the team conceded four or more goals. Their FA Cup campaign came to an end with an embarrassing 7-0 scorecard. Only one team has conceded more goals in the competition, and at home, no one could stop them from acquiring that distinction.
The Latics will be desperate for this game to start. It has been some time since they registered a great win on the road, and the players know, there would be no better opportunity this season. Paul Cook and his boys will go into all-out-attack mode, and make the most of this favorable fixture.
Rotherham vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last nine wins were recorded by the Tics.
- Only once in the last 11 games could Paul Warne’s en keep a clean sheet.
- The team from South Yorkshire has never kept their nets clean at home.
- The visitors scored two or more goals in five of their last six visits to the Aesseal New York Stadium.
Rotherham vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
If one thing could be said with certainty, it’s that a game involving the Millers will be loaded up with goals. No team has conceded more at home. Now, 18 of their last 20 games saw their defense fumbling and letting in goals, and so did their last nine home-ties in a row. Five of their last seven appearances in front of their home crowd, and nine of their last 14, in overall attempts, ended with them conceding two or more. They conceded a total of 14 goals from their last five overall games alone. The Latics who are desperate to record a good away win will surely find the back of the net in both the halves.
Paul Cook’s men are no saints either when goals are taken into consideration. They conceded in 12 of their last 13 matches, and in 19 of their last 20 trips on the road. Combining this with the number of goals that they will score in all likelihood, I expect to see the net-cam being shaken at least thrice.
Rotherham vs Wigan Athletic: Betting Tips
Wigan to Score in Both Halves @ 3.75 (11/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).