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

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Rotherham United vs Scunthorpe United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Wednesday evening (19:45) fixture is a second-leg semi-final of the League One promotion play-offs.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

It is honours even after an entertaining first-leg that finished in a 2-2 draw at Glanford Park on Saturday.  The Millers twice took the lead (first through Jon Taylor and then Joe Newell) before being pegged back through an own-goal and then two minutes from time Cameron McGeehan netted a crucial equalizer.

These two sides met at the New York Stadium during the regular season which came in October and the hosts won that day 2-0.  Will Vaulks and the now departed Kieffer Moore getting the goals.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers make Rotherham favourites because of their strong form home over the season where they have beaten many sides this campaign including Scunthorpe.    I cannot argue with the prices though I would not be rushing to back them.

I like the look of a couple of players to score at any time in this fixture.  The first of which is Ivan Toney who has six in his last eight on the road for the Irons.  The second is Joe Newell who came off the bench to score for the Millers in midweek and I think will get the nod to start here.

 

Ivan Toney anytime scorer

Joe Newell anytime scorer

 

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D H

30-03-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

16-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Scunthorpe United Form Guide

Scunthorpe United Team Logo

Scunthorpe United

Won

4

Draw

5

Lost

1
D H

24-03-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

30-03-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-05-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

16-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Rotherham United Preview

At the New York Stadium, the Yorkshire outfit have alongside Blackburn won the joint-highest amount of divisional home ties (15).  They have won each of their last three and eight of their last ten here.

Only Blackburn (46) have scored more goals in front of their own fans in League One this season than the 45 the Millers have bagged.  They have also been strong at the back with the fifth best home defensive record.

Four of the last seven matches played at Rotherham have seen both teams manage to find the back of the net.  Ten of their 23 at their own ground have been level going into the interval.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Darren Potter and Jamie Proctor (both unknown) are long-term injury victims.

 

Scunthorpe United Preview

Away from Glanford Park, the Irons have been strong this season and are among a quartet of sides to top the table with just four defeats.  They have lost none of their last eight on the road though six of these have ended in draws.

The 37 road goals that Scunthorpe have scored this season is the second best in the division while the 27 they have shipped gives them the joint-fifth best away from home defensive record.

In just six of their 23 league matches on their travels have the Irons found themselves behind going into the interval.  Ivan Toney has had success on the road bagging six times in his last eight.

 

Scunthorpe United Team News

Keeper Matty Gilks is a concern after going injured in the first-leg with a knock.

 

Rotherham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Scunthorpe United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Scunthorpe United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
20 CD Michael Ihiekwe 186 77
2 LB Joshua Emmanuel 180 70
17 CM Richard Towell 173 70
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
8 CM Matthew Palmer 179 79
22 RF Joe Newell 180 71
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
23 LF Ryan Williams 173 69
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Rory Watson 185 75
3 RB Conor Townsend 168 62
5 CD Murray Wallace 186 78
23 CD Rory McArdle 185 72
18 LB Marnick Vermijl 180 70
19 CM Duane Holmes 172 65
11 CM Josh Morris 180 71
24 CDM Ryan Yates - -
16 CM Hakeeb Adelakun 190 75
6 CDM Funso Ojo 177 71
9 CF Ivan Toney 179 65