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

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Rotherham United vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday lunchtime (12:30) game is live on Sky Sports and is an all Yorkshire affair between two sides in opposite halves. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham stretched their unbeaten run to five with their fourth draw in these five with a 1-1 at Blackburn. Michael Smith had put them ahead with 15 minutes to go but Rovers netted six minutes later to claim a share of the points that was the least they deserved.

Sheffield United saw their winless run stretched to two as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to local rivals Wednesday last time out. United saw a ton of the ball but could not find a breakthrough.

These two were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to 2013/14 for their previous meetings. For what it is worth given the time gap the Blades have won four of the previous five clashes.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United are strong favourites to win the game but given they have won just four of eight on the road the price looks too short. Especially, if you add into the mix that Rotherham have lost just once at their own ground this season.

Around 85% of the Millers goals have come after the break and 60% for the Blades so backing the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half appeals.

Chris Basham is given licence to get forward with the ball in this United system and the defender looks value to get among the goals for the visitors.

 

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

Chris Basham 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 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield 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

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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Rotherham United Preview

A run of five without defeat has given the Millers renewed hope for the campaign and of staying in the second flight for another season. They are in 19th place though the expected goal data has them a place lower in 20th.

At the New York Stadium, they have proven to be difficult to beat losing just one of their eight this campaign. Each of the last two and three of their last four in front of their own fans have seen both teams net.

A lack of goals is an issue for Rotherham with just 14 netted which is the joint-second lowest in the division. Their defence has been stronger conceding just 23 times which gives them a mid-level record.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Will Vaulks (hip) and Billy Jones (hamstring) are doubts while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades have won just one of the last five to slip off the top of the table but are still firmly in the promotion mix. They are in fourth place three points behind leaders Norwich with the expected goals data table having them one place higher in third.

Away from Bramall Lane, they have yet to draw a game with a mixed set of four victories and four defeats. The 11 goals the Yorkshire outfit have netted on their travels is the joint-fifth highest in the Championship.

The 27 Sheffield United have bagged in the league this season gives them the joint-fourth best attacking returns. Their defence has also been quite strong with the 19 they have conceded the joint-fifth best defensive record.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) is closing in on a return.

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
15 CD Clark Robertson 180 75
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
23 LM Ryan Williams 173 69
4 CDM Will Vaulks 180 75
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
17 CM Ryan Manning 172 66
11 RM Jon Taylor 180 77
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
12 CD John Egan 185 72
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
21 CM Mark Duffy 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70