Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:009 fixture features two sides in good form with just two defeats between them from a combined last eight. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Blackburn picked up their third victory from their last five at the weekend with a 1-0 home victory over QPR. They needed a Bradley Dack penalty in the 87th minute to see off stubborn opponents  and pick up a deserved three points.

Rotherham stretched their unbeaten run to four and continued their strong home form with a 2-1 defeat of Swansea. Ryan Manning converted two penalties to claim three points in a match that a point each would have been a fairer reflection.

Rovers are unbeaten in the last seven head-to-heads with the Millers coming out on top in four of these. Both meetings between these sides went under 2.5 goals and this is the case in five of their last six.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Blackburn are deserved favourites to win the game but if you consider they have won just three of seven at home this season and Rotherham have picked up useful points at Middlesbrough and Preston recently it shows this is not a value bet. As well as the Millers have been playing lately I still could not be backing them to win on the road.

A combined 18 of 32 these two sides have played this season have been level going into the break and therefore I would recommend siding with the half-time draw here. This also brings the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half with just 15% of the visitors goals this season coming before the break.

 

Game to be level at half-time

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half

 

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Rotherham United

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 7 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

02-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers have won three of their last five and lost just two of their last ten to climb into eighth just one point outside the play-offs. The expected goals data table has them a little lower in 13th place.

At Ewood Park, they have lost just once this season and have won their two previous including a defeat of Leeds. Just two of the last six the Lancashire outfit have played at their own place have gone over 2.5 goals.

Blackburn have found themselves behind going into the break on only two occasions a record bettered by only one side (Sheffield United with one). Just six of the 20 goals they have conceded have come in the opening half.

 

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Charlie Mulgrew (rib), David Raya Martin (broken nose) and Jacob Davenport (hip) are doubts while Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin (both knee) have both been ruled out for the season.

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers are now unbeaten in their last four matches with three of these ending all-square. They are up in 18th place while the expected goals data table has them two places lower in 20th.

Away from the New York Stadium, they lost their first five but have drawn the last two at Middlesbrough and Preston. The Yorkshire outfit have netted the lowest amount of road goals in the division with just three.

Rotherham have been ahead just once going into the half-time break with nine of these 16 being level. Just two of the 13 goals they have bagged this campaign have come in the opening 45 minutes.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Billy Jones (hamstring) is a doubt while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) are long-term absentees.

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rotherham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
17 RB Amari'i Bell 180 76
5 CD Jack Rodwell 188 80
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
31 LB Elliott Bennett 175 69
7 CM Adam Armstrong 172 69
23 CM Bradley Dack 173 57
45 CM Kasey Palmer 180 68
4 CDM Harrison Reed 181 72
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
10 CF Daniel Graham 183 87
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
15 CD Clark Robertson 180 75
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
22 RM Joe Newell 180 71
17 CM Ryan Manning 172 66
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
23 LM Ryan Williams 173 69
5 CDM Semi Ajayi 193 83
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71