Rotherham vs Birmingham predictions ahead of this Championship clash on Easter Monday. The Millers are looking to boost their survival chances in this clash. Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.
Rotherham looked to be peaking at the perfect time, as they took the lead away to Swansea on Friday. They put in an excellent display in Wales, but they ended up losing 4-3 in a thrilling game, but one which only pushed the Millers closer to the drop. This week sees them back home aiming to turn things around, but will they be able to claim all three points against Birmingham on Monday?
The home side have won just one of their last six matches in the Championship, which has pushed them to the verge of League One. The hosts have huge problems heading into the final three games, but they’re going to need two home wins to have any chance of staying in the second tier. Having picked up 72% of their points at home this season, they’re going to need a big finish at this ground.
Birmingham went from playoff contenders to relegation candidates after a nine-point deduction, but they have rallied to move towards safety. The Blues are now seven points clear of Rotherham, while they’re set for a fresh start next season. Boss Garry Monk has work to do over the summer, but given the step forward between last season and this, he should be able to kick them on next term.
The Blues do look focused on next season, having won just one of their last nine matches in the league. They have one clean sheet in 13 matches, which is a worry ahead of a trip to Rotherham. While the hosts have their problems, their home record is quite solid, as they’ve scored 30 times in 21 home games this term. They’ve found the net in their last seven league games overall, while both teams have scored in their last seven home games on the bounce.
We should see plenty of goals in this one, with Rotherham failing to keep a clean sheet at home in their last 15 games here. Birmingham are also prone to conceding on the road, while their last eight away trips have seen a total of 30 goals scored. Given that Rotherham have seen both teams score in 76% of their home games, with over 2.5 scored in their last seven Championship outings, we expect goals in this one. Two-thirds of the Millers’ games at this ground have seen at least three scored, so we’re backing over 2.5 goals in Monday’s encounter.
Prediction : Goal/Goal
Source : freesupertips.co.uk