Rotherham United vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rotherham United vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who are in the bottom-half of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham saw their winless run stretched to five just before the international break with a 3-1 loss at Birmingham. Jon Taylor got a late consolation for them but the Millers can have few complaints about the result.

Bolton suffered a second successive defeat in their previous match going down 1-0 to Lancashire rivals Blackburn. The result was harsh on Wanderers who deserved at least a point from the encounter.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2015/16 campaign for their previous meetings. Their four competitive league clashes have all been won by the home side.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer while these two have sides little to choose between them Rotherham do enjoy home advantage and have done well at their own place this season.

These two have combined for just three first-half goals this season so backing the game to have no early goal (set at 31:00) makes sense. In addition, Ryan Manning has two from his last three at home and with him taking penalties looks the bet in the goalscorer markets here.

 

NO goal before 31:00

Ryan Manning anytime scorer

 

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

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 6 games played against Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 6 games played against Rotherham United

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 5 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

29-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers were favourites to go down this season so will be happy with their current position of 19th following three wins, two draws and seven defeats from their opening 12 fixtures. Four of their next six are against teams in the top-half so they must take advantage of this fixture and an upcoming one at Preston.

At the New York Stadium, they have won three, drawn two, lost one and picked up all of their 12 points. The five goals they have conceded in front of their own fans gives the Yorkshire outfit the joint-third best divisional defensive home record.

Rotherham have netted just nine times this season which along with QPR is a league low and only Ryan Manning has netted more than once. They have shipped 19 times though just five of these have come at home.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Richard Wood, Jamie Proctor (both groin) and Clark Robertson (unknown) are all doubts while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) will not be back before Christmas.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters were also expected to struggle this season so they will be reasonably happy with 16th place and 15 points. They have picked up four victories, three draws and five defeats.

Away from the Macron Stadium, they have been a mixed bag with two wins, two draws and two defeats though they are now four without a win. The Lancashire outfit have failed to find the back of the net in their last three on their travels.

Bolton have struggled for goals netting just ten times this season and Josh Magennis has four of these. The defence has been fine conceding just 15 times and keeping four clean sheets in total.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Andrew Taylor (calf), Ben Alnwick (knee), Sammy Ameobi (ankle) and Jake Turner (broken wrist) are all doubts.

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

Bolton Wanderers 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

Rotherham United vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
28 LB Billy Jones 181 77
23 RM Ryan Williams 173 69
19 AM Kyle Vassell 183 78
11 LM Jon Taylor 180 77
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
18 CD Marc Wilson 188 80
14 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
22 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
16 LM Pawel Olkowski 184 75
21 CM Joseph Williams 185 80
4 CM Jason Lowe 176 75
19 CM Gary O'Neil 173 61
28 CF Josh Magennis 188 92
8 CF Clayton Donaldson 185 73