Rotherham United vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rotherham United vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is an important one at the bottom as it features two of the bottom five. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham made it four draws from their last five with a 2-2 Yorkshire derby tie with Sheffield Wednesday last time out. Michael Smith and Richard Towell got their goals in an evenly fought contest.

Reading suffered a 2-0 home loss to Sheffield United in their first match without Paul Clement following his sacking. The Royals can have few complaints about the result as the Blades were dominant.

The last two meetings between these sides came in the 2016/17 season and both were won by the Royals. In fact the Berkshire outfit have won their last three and none of their last four against the side from Yorkshire.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Rotherham are favourites to win here but a tendency to draw has cost them too many times this season and I feel of the three match options that are on offer here then the match to finish all-square is the most likely.

When the Millers host struggling sides these games tend to be low-scoring with a 1-1 draw with Bolton and 1-0 victories over Ipswich and Millwall. Given the Royals are not exactly firing the goals this looks the angle. Under 2.5 goals makes a ton of sense while NO in the both teams to score market also appeals.

 

Under 2.5 goals in this fixture

NO in the both teams to score market

 

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

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

AVG Goals

0.5

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)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers have lost just one of their last nine but then they have also won just one of these with seven finishing all-square. The amount of draws means they are still near the bottom sitting in 20th just three points above the side in 22nd which is Reading.

At the New York Stadium, it is eight without defeat now with five of the last six ending in a draw. The biggest concern for the Yorkshire side is that after this they will have hosted all of the bottom six at their own place.

Each of the last seven Rotherham have played have seen both teams net with each of the last four going over 3.5 goals. In each of their last three and four of their last five United have conceded the final goal.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Clark Robertson (unknown) and Kyle Vasseell (groin) are doubts while Darren Potter (ankle) is a long-term absentee.

Reading Preview

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson is favourite to take over as boss having played over 500 games for the club as a player while Luis Castro and Slavisa Jokanovic are also in the frame. Whoever takes charge inherits a side winless in five and with just two victories in 12.

Away from the Madejski, they are winless in their last six with four of their last five ending in defeat and no goal from their last three. Their next two and three of their next five on the road are against teams in the bottom five.

Just one of the last four Reading have played have seen both teams score and the same ratio for over 2.5 goals. The Berkshire outfit have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four.

 

Reading Team News

The Royals have an extensive injury list with Liam Kelly (unknown), Liam Moore (calf), John O’Shea (hamstring), Paul McShane (knee),  Omar Richards (hamstring) and Adrian Popa (ankle) all doubts. Dave Edwards (medial collateral ligament), Jordan Obita (cruciate), Jon Dadhi Bodvarsson (back) and Saeid Ezzatolahi (thigh) are long-term absentees.

 

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

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Reading 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
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
23 AM Ryan Williams 173 69
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
11 RM Jon Taylor 180 77
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
7 LM Anthony Forde 175 68
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Anssi Jaakkola 195 88
2 RB Chris Gunter 180 71
46 CD Tom McIntyre - -
24 CD Tyler Blackett 186 80
3 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
12 CM Garath McCleary 188 76
10 CM John Swift 182 73
19 CM Josh Sims 174 67
7 CDM Leandro Bacuna 187 77
35 CDM Andy Rinomhota 175 -
9 CF Sam Baldock 170 67