Sheffield Unied vs Rotherham
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:15 UK / 13:15 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Sheffield United could not find the way past the defensive line of their b9tter city rivals Sheffield Wednesday in Monday’s Steel City. A goalless draw against the Owls ended their three-win thread and dropped the Blades down to third place in the Championship ladder.
Sheffield United will thus be looking to return to winning ways and put the pressure on Norwich City and Leeds United in the battle for the top-two finish and an automatic promotion to Premier League football. They will have a great chance to do so on Saturday afternoon hosting relegation threatened Rotherham United at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United vs Rotherham: Head-to-head
Sheffield United were the dominant force in the history of head to head affairs against the Millers.
Thy won 7, drew 5 and lost just 1 of 13 encounters with Rotherham United.
Rotherham managed to hold the Blades to a 2-2 draw when teams met each other in this term of Championship in late-November last year at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Interestingly, both teams found the back of the net in four of last five head to head encounters.
Sheffield United, however, won 4 and drew 1 of 5 home outings against the Millers with the gal difference of 10-2 in the process.
Sheffield United vs Rotherham: Prediction
Rotherham United were doomed to the relegation scrap even before the season began as they have arguably the weakest team in the division. However, they’ve put on a real fight in the last couple of months and they will come into this tie in the highest of spirits being undefeated in last six league affairs.
The Millers even managed to pick up a victory seven days ago when they dispatched the out-of-form Blackburn Rovers side 3-2 on the home patch. Nonetheless, Pal Warne’s men have huge troubles to back up fine home displays on travels where they are yet to win a match this season. Rotherham have a poor record of 7 draws and 10 defeats in 17 away games this term.
Given they are up against 3rd-placed Sheffield United who have completely dominated the head to head match-up at Bramall Lane, we have to go for the clear home win as a genuine banker here.
Sheffield United vs Rotherham: Bet Tips
Sheffield United -1.5 handicap @ 2.15 (23/20)
Sheffield United to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).