Middlesbrough vs Rotherham United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture is live on Sky Sports (behind the red button) and features two sides in opposite halves of the table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Middlesbrough picked up an important three points on Friday evening with a 2-1 road victory at Sheffield Wednesday. Mo Besic and Britt Assombalonga got the goals and they survived some late Owls pressure to claim the victory.

Rotherham saw their winless run stretch to six as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Bolton. Will Vaulks had given them the lead but the visitors netted six minutes from time to claim a deserved point.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2015/16 for their last meetings. For what it is worth the Teesiders have won three of their four head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given you have one of the strongest home sides in the division up against the poorest travellers as you can imagine Middlesbrough are hard to oppose. I think you can look to enhance the price with a half-time/full-time bet on the Teesiders which has happened in three of their four home victories this season.

Another option is to take Boro to win the game and NO in the both teams to score market with only one of six visitors to the Riverside this season having netted and the Millers netting a league low two road goals.

 

Middlesbrough HT/Middlesbrough FT

Middlesbrough to win and NO in the both teams to score market

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

Middlesbrough have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 6 games against Rotherham United

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

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 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)

Middlesbrough Preview

Boro are top going into the midweek action and have lost just one of their last six in the league. They now face a run of fixtures that sees three of their next four at their own ground.

At the Riverside, they have been strong winning four, drawing one and losing just one of their six. The Teesiders have the best home defence in the division conceding just two times and keeping clean sheets in five of six.

Middlesbrough have been behind just once going into the half-time interval and been ahead five times. Around 56% of the league goals they have scored have come in the opening 45 minutes.

 

Middlesbrough Team News

They have no injuries or suspensions ahead of this fixture.

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers are down in 20th following a run of no victory in six and just three points from these fixtures. They now face three of their next four on the road and they have struggled on their travels this season.

Away from home, it is played six lost six and a league low of just two goals netted away from their own fans. The Yorkshire outfit are also shipping away goals having conceded 14 times which is second highest in the league.

Rotherham have been ahead just once going into the half-time break though they have been behind just four times with eight of these being level. Just two of the ten goals they have managed this season have come in the first-half.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) will not be back before Christmas while Billy Jones (unknown) is a doubt after going off early on Saturday.

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

Middlesbrough vs Rotherham United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Darren Randolph 188 98
3 CD George Friend 188 83
24 CD Aden Flint 189 76
4 CD Daniel Ayala 190 81
19 RM Stewart Downing 180 64
9 AM Britt Assombalonga 177 76
37 CM Muhamed Besic 180 75
8 CM Adam Clayton 175 75
16 CM Jonathan Howson 180 77
17 LM Patrick McNair 183 72
10 CF Martin Braithwaite 179 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
15 CD Clark Robertson 180 75
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
17 CM Ryan Manning 172 66
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
23 LM Ryan Williams 173 69
4 CDM Will Vaulks 180 75
19 RM Kyle Vassell 183 78
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71