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Rotherham v Scunthorpe Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th May 2018

14th May 2018 / lee
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Rotherham v Scunthorpe League One Preview, 16th May 7.45pm

It is all up for grabs still in this play off tie after a thrilling 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe. It was looking as if it was going to be an away win until the Iron managed to come up with a late equaliser two minutes from time. Will that give them the confidence of turning this around, because of the two, Rotherham will be the happier of the two going back to home soil for the second leg.

Rotherham v Scunthorpe Betting Odds*

Rotherham 23/20, Draw 23/10, Scunthorpe 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018)

Rotherham News and Form

Rotherham will be looking to their strong home form to get through this tie and to the League One Play-Off Final. The Millers went W15 D3 L5 for the League One season at the New York Stadium and they are on a three-match winning streak there. They are actually riding a four-match undefeated streak on home soil. The one concern for them though is that they only won one of their five home game against the other top six finishers in the league. The one win though in that sequence was against Scunthorpe. They have plenty of firepower going forward as they averaged two goals per game on home soil so are strong enough to make an impact in this one. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 13th, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.). Rotherham conceded at an average of a goal per game at home during the regular season so there is some weight to that. They did look comfortable enough in that first leg but will that late goal that they conceded come back to haunt them? That is probably their only worry. Away goals don’t count in the play offs.

Scunthorpe News and Form

What can the Iron come up with? Their away record for the season in League One was W10 D9 L4 so it wasn’t bad and they are undefeated in their last eight games on the road, but there were only the three wins during that sequence. Four of the five draws in that run of away games were 1-1 scorelines. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 13th, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.) and is the shortest-priced option available to take on the game. They didn’t take a win on the road at any of the top four finishers in the league (D2 L2) though and only took a clean sheet in 30% of their road games. Their rate of scoring wasn’t all that bad really at an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels. They are producing decent form at the moment as they ended the season with an eight-match undefeated streak (home and away combined) and then they reduced that draw at home in the first leg of this tie. Scunthorpe are on a twelve match scoring streak on their travels.

Rotherham v Scunthorpe Head to Head

The draw in the first leg leaves Rotherham unbeaten from their three meetings with the Iron this season. The Millers won both league games against Scunthorpe and it also means that they have scored exactly two goals in each of their three games against the Iron this season. In their last three league meetings at home against Scunthorpe, Rotherham are W1 D1 L1. Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings in all competitions.

Who will win – Rotherham v Scunthorpe Predictions

Rotherham are the ones with the head to head form and while they will have been a little disappointed not to have closed out the first leg with a win, they look a little sharper of the two and press home their advantage. 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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