Scunthorpe vs Rotherham: Preview and Predictions

Scunthorpe United vs Rotherham United
English League One
Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Glanford Park, Scunthorpe.

Rotherham United began the season in poor fashion, but they still have the chance to complete an immediate return to the Championship football through the promotional playoffs. The first step is beating Scunthorpe United over two semi-final legs, the first one scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Glanford Park.

Going past the Iron will by no means be an easy task for the Millers, given they are about to tackle an in-form opposition who finished the regular campaign on high. The managerial change brought plenty of positive s to Scunthorpe whose defensive line look to be rock solid under Nick Daws (took charge in March this year).

The Iron, who fell at this stage of the competition 2-3 on aggregate to Millwall last term, won four and drew one of last five league ties, conceding just once along the way. A clean sheet at Glanford Park would increase their chances of making it to the final significantly.

Scunthorpe United vs Rotherham United: Head-to-head

The Millers won two H2H ties in the regular season bagging two goals in each of the fixtures with the Iron.

Overall, it’s Scunthorpe United who were the more successful in the history, leading the tie by four wins.

Rotherham United snatched just one victory in seven matches at Glanford Park, but it came in February this year.

Scunthorpe United vs Rotherham United: Prediction

Paul Warne’s side was also very tough to break down in the most recent league outings, keeping four clean sheet sin last five matches in League One. They’ve already experienced the joy of qualifying to the higher division through the playoffs back in 2013/14 campaign. In all, it’s really hard to see the favourite of this particular tie, but backing a low-scoring affair is a must regarding both teams’ form coming into it.

If you add the importance of the match, the 1.70 odds offered for less than three goals to be scored on Saturday at Glanford Park are definitely worth backing. As for the outcome, we hardly see the Iron losing the first leg in front of the home fans, meaning we’ll take the 1.42 odds for the home win or draw double chance as an alternative option. The correct score prediction is either 1-0 or 0-0.

Scunthorpe United vs Rotherham United: Bet Tips

Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70

Scunthorpe United or Draw Double Chance @ 1.42.