Southend United vs Rotherham United: Preview and Predictions

Southend United vs Rotherham United
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 24 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Roots Hall Stadium (Southend-on-Sea).

Rotherham United have managed to return on the winning ways last weekend when they cruised past relegation strugglers Northampton Town 0-3 on the road. Nonetheless, the Millers are still miles away from challenging one of top two spots in the division after suffering back-to-back defeats to the likes of Rochdale and Milton Keynes Dons beforehand.

It is just the lack of consistency that has ruined the push for the direct promotion for the team led by Paul Warne. Rotherham United sit fourth with a massive ten-point deficit to the second-placed Shrewsbury Town and the best they can do from this perspective is saving this spot and avoiding one of top three sides in the playoffs semis come May.

Next up for the Millers are Southend United who will come into the game off the back of three consecutive draws in League One. The new head coach Christopher Powell has managed to shift team’s fortunes since taking charge in January as the Shrimpers are currently on a comfortable seven-point distance from the danger area. Nonetheless, the hosts have had huge troubles with the efficiency yin the final third lately. They’ve bagged just a single goal in last four league outings.

Southend United vs Rotherham United: Head-to-head

The Shrimpers have been the more successful outfit over the course of history, winning 7 and losing just 3 of 13 H2H ties with Rotherham United. Đ

However, it’s the Millers who have snatched a demolishing 5-0 victory when the two teams met in this term of League One at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Before that clash, it’s been four years since they had last clocked horns, battling it out in the fourth tier of the English football.

Southend United vs Rotherham United: Prediction

The Millers have won three of last four away games in League One and they will certainly be encouraged with the terrific display in a 0-3 victory over Northampton Town seven days ago.

Given that Southend United have had huge troubles finding the back of the net recently, we’ll go with Rotherham DNB at decent-value 1.66 odds as the main betting option.

The alternative pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80.

Southend United vs Rotherham United: Bet Tips

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