Newcastle United vs Rotherham United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

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Newcastle United vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Top plays bottom at St James Park on Saturday afternoon (15.00) in a game that has probably the shortest price favourite you will see in the division this season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Victory for Newcastle and defeat for Brighton in the league last time out means the Magpies are once more top of the table. Dwight Gayle and Daryl Murphy got the goals in their 2-1 defeat of Brentford. The Magpies also had a 3-1 victory in the FA Cup over Birmingham in midweek thanks to a brace from Matt Ritchie (one pen) and a strike from Yoan Gouffran. Getting out of relegation trouble still seems highly unlikely but Rotherham did give themselves some hope as they saw off ten-man Norwich 2-1 thanks to goals from Jerry Yates and Tom Adeyemi. A Christian Atsu goal give the Magpies all three points at Rotherham when these sides met on October 1st in a 1-0 victory in a game Newcastle dominated.

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Newcastle Preview

Victory at Brentford put to an end a mini-slump for Newcastle who had lost two of their last three league games. This victory though means they are once more in pole position to secure the title and promotion back to the Premier League. Wolves and Blackburn have both won at St James Park this season which means that Rotherham are not without hope. Though it is a tall order against a side who have the second highest ranked goal difference (plus 13) in the Championship. Over 2.5 goals tends to be the order of the day when the North Eastern side play in front of their own fans with eight of 12 going over. Both teams have scored in three of the last five Magpies fixtures.

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Rotherham Preview

Three wins in seven games for most teams might not seem a lot but for struggling Rotherham this represents something of a purple patch and means although bottom they are still keeping touch with the sides above them. The Millers are poor away from home with just one point on the road this season. They have scored just ten goals in these matches and conceded a mammoth 36 for a league-worst away goal difference record of minus 26. At least the away fans are treated to some entertainment as ten of the 11 Rotherham away fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals with six of these going over 3.5.

Newcastle Team News

The Magpies have a lengthy injury list with last weekend seeing Dwight Gayle (hamstring), and Vurnon Anita (ankle) added to it. Aleksander Mitrovic (knee), Rolando Aarons (broken toe) and Jesus Gamez (broken collarbone) were already missing as were Africa Cup of Nations trio Chancei Mbemba Mangulu, Christian Atsu and Mo Diame.

Rotherham Team News

Luciano Becchio (hamstring), Lloyd Doyley (knee) and Dexter Blackstock (hamstring) are rated day-to-day while Danny Ward (back) is a doubt. Three players who be out for at least a few weeks are Lee Frecklington (ankle), Jonson Clarke-Harris (cruciate) and Lee Camp (knee).

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to see past Newcastle to win the game though by the same measure it is hard to see a way to side with them at these prices.

Newcastle have not kept a clean sheet in their last five league games and I like Rotherham to score here. The best way to play this is take the odds on YES there will be a Rotherham goal before 79:00.

Tom Adeyemi has done the business for us before and as such I like him in the first Rotherham player to score market.  This means your bet will still stand no matter how many Newcastle score. The midfielder looks the pick of the Millers players on recent evidence.

 

YES Rotherham goal before 79:00

Tom Adeyemi team first goalscorer

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle United are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Rotherham United

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Braga Team Logo Braga

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

26-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

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

Newcastle United vs Rotherham United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Karl Darlow 190 79
22 LB DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
2 CD Ciaran Clark 185 76
3 RB Paul Dummett 183 65
17 AM Ayoze Perez 178 72
12 CM Jonjo Shelvey 184 78
20 RM Yoan Gouffran 175 70
14 CM Isaac Hayden 185 79
11 LM Matt Ritchie 172 71
33 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88
No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Richard O'Donnell 188 85
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
26 CD Aimen Belaid 187 75
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
17 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
11 RM Jon Taylor 180 77
24 CM Tom Adeyemi 185 78
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
33 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
7 LM Anthony Forde 175 68
39 CF Jerry Yates 175 68