Wycombe Wanderers vs Rotherham United
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 12.30 UK
Venue: Adams Park, Buckinghamshire.
We are having unique situation in the first round of the English Championship, as two teams which earned promotion from League One last season lock horns at Adams Park.
Wycombe Wanderers have reached the second tier league for first time in history, and they will surely try to make it memorable to the fan base.
Interestingly, bookmakers are offering 200.00 odds on Wycombe to earn promotion to the EPL.
The opposition Rotherham United definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. They were more or less standard members of the Championship in the last decade.
In terms of the odds and favorites, both home and away win are priced at identical 2.62 rate at the moment of writing this preview.
Head-to-head h2h stats & Previous Meetings
These two teams have faced each other 17 times in the past – Wycombe were victorious in 7 occasions, while losing 4 encounters. The most recent one, played last season in League One was won by the Wanderers 1-0 on the road. The second match was canceled due to the pandemic outbreak.
There were 38 goals scored in their h2h games, which averages 2.23 per duel. Three out of the last five ended Over 3.5 goals FT.
Wycombe vs Rotherham Prediction
Rotherham United didn’t have much time for pre-season friendlies. They played only one against Mansfield Town away from home, ending it in dominant fashion and winning 3-0 FT. The first competitive match of the season against Salford City in League Cup didn’t end well though. The Millers were defeated on penalties.
Rotherham ended the previous season in 2nd place with the highest number of scored goals (61 in 35 games). The best goal scorer Freddie Ladapo is still in the squad and surely will be one of the most tempting options for “To Score Anytime” market.
Wycombe Wanderers have made it to the Championship by winning the playoffs against Oxford United 2-1. Stats from the friendly matches are definitely worrying – the team conceded 10 goals in duels against Aston Villa and West Ham United, scoring three and losing both games convincingly.
We are expecting to see goals at Adams Park, so backing Over 2.5 FT is the safest option. Away win draw no bet at 1.83 seems like a decent option as well.
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.91
Rotherham to win draw no bet @ 1.83.