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Rotherham v Birmingham Prediction & Betting Tips, 22nd April 2019

19th April 2019 / lee
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Rotherham suffered a defeat at Swansea on Friday in a thrilling encounter at the Liberty Stadium. However, that leaves them four points from safety with three games to play. They really have to make the most of home advantage here. Birmingham are currently on a three-match sequence of draws in the league. Can the Millers take their chance at home? Read our Rotherham v Birmingham betting tips for more.

Rotherham v Birmingham Betting Odds*

Birmingham 5/4
Rotherham 21/10
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 8:08 p.m.)

Rotherham News and Form

Rotherham took a 4-3 hit at Swansea on Friday despite leading 2-1 at half time. How badly they needed to hang on to that, but they just couldn’t. That is four defeats in their last six league games now, home and away, for Rotherham. Their home form is W7 D8 L6 this season and they have gone W2 D2 L2 in their last six. What will give them confidence here is that they have only lost one home game this season against any side currently in the bottom half of the table. So there any positives for the Millers.

They have scored at an average of 1.4 goals per home game this season. 67% of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals and part of that is because they have taken a clean sheet in just 19% of home fixtures. All seven of the home wins that they have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin. They have no clean sheet in their last fifteen league home games but are on a nine-match scoring streak at home. So this could be entertaining. Each to their last five at home have gone over 2.5 goals.

Rotherham v Birmingham Head to Head

Rotherham were 3-1 losers at Birmingham earlier this season
The Millers are winless in four against Birmingham
The Blues have lost one of their last fourteen games against Rotherham
Rotherham have won one of the seven previous Championship meetings

Birmingham News and Form

Birmingham are unbeaten in their last four league games, drawing their last three in a row. This run of positive form came after a five-match losing streak that they were on. In their last away game, they only managed a disappointing 1-1 draw at bottom side Ipswich. That leaves them with just the one point from their last four away games now. They have scored in just two of their last four away games. In total this season, Brigham have earned a W6 D7 L8 record on their travels in the league. Seven of those eight defeats have been against sides currently in the top half of the table.

Birmingham have scored 30 away goals this season which is an average of 1.4 per game. They have conceded at almost 1.6 per away game though. In total, they have only managed a clean sheet in 19% of road games. Of the goals which they have scored on the road, 60% of them have come in the first half of matches, while they have conceded 64% of their away goals in the second period of games. They are currently without a clean sheet in any of their last nine on the road in the Championship. That is just three points in their last nine games now, a pretty poor return from them.

Rotherham v Birmingham Tips & Odds

Birmingham to win outright at 5/4
Under 2.5 goals at evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 8:08 p.m.)

Who will win – Rotherham v Birmingham Predictions

Birmingham haven’t shown much away form, not even in their recent draw at Ipswich. So there has to be an opportunity for Rotherham to come out and produce something. They have been scoring at home, so they may just have enough about them to get three points in the bag. They can’t afford to do less really. Home win.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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