Rotherham United vs Swansea City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rotherham United vs Swansea City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Rotherham drew their third straight game last time out by picking up a point away to Preston. Michael Smith got their only goal to give them a point that their performance did not merit.

Swansea made it back-to-back victories with a 2-0 home success over Reading thanks to an Ollie McBurnie brace (one penalty). The expected goals data suggests that the Welsh outfit should have won by even more in a match they dominated.

These two sides were two divisions apart last season so you have to go back to a 2014 League Cup encounter for their last meeting. For what is worth the Swans won that one 1-0 and are unbeaten in three against the Millers.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Swansea are the better team but given Rotherham are tough to beat at their own place (losing just once this season) I would not be wanting to back the visitors. A better approach is to look at some of the other markets.

Under 2.5 goals seems a sensible play here given it has paid in four of the last five at home for the Millers while the last four for the Swans on the road have produced a combined total of just two goals. I also will play the under 1.5 goals while no in the both teams to score market is also an option.

 

UNDER 2.5 goals in this fixture

UNDER 1.5 goals in this fixture

 

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 8 games played against Swansea City

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

Swansea City saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 8 games played against Rotherham United

AVG Goals

1

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)

Swansea City Form Guide

Swansea City Team Logo

Swansea City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

29-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers are without a win in eight though each of their last three and five of their last six have finished all-square. They sit 21st (just one place and two point above the drop zone) with five in a row coming up against teams in the top-half.

At the New York Stadium, they are unbeaten in five and have lost just one of their last seven with the last three ending in a draw. The Yorkshire outfit have seen just one of their last five at their own ground go over 2.5 goals with three going under 1.5 goals.

A lack of goals has been an issue for Rotherham this season with them being among the three teams who have netted a league low 11 times. Their defence is in the middle tier with 21 goals conceded just six of which have come at home.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Jon Taylor (knee) is a doubt while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) are long-term absentees.

 

Swansea City Preview

The Swans have had a mixed set of results over the last few months with three draws, three victories and three defeats in their last nine. They have won the last two and sit in eighth just two points and two places off the play-offs.

Away from the Liberty Stadium, they are four without a victory with two of these ending in  a draw and two in defeat. The Welsh outfit are not scoring having on their travels blanking in each of their last four.’

A lack of goals has been an issue for Swansea this season with just 17 netted and six of these from Ollie McBurnie. Their defence has been key with the second lowest amount conceded with 11.

 

Swansea City Team News

Wilfried Bony (fitness), Tom Carroll (groin), Jordi Govea (hamstring) and Jefferson Montero (thigh) are doubts while Luciano Narsingh (also hamstring) is a long-term absentee.

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

Swansea City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Swansea City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
15 CD Clark Robertson 180 75
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
4 CDM Will Vaulks 180 75
11 CM Jon Taylor 180 77
13 CDM Richard Towell 173 70
23 CM Ryan Williams 173 69
19 CM Kyle Vassell 183 78
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kristoffer Nordfeldt 190 85
26 LB Kyle Naughton 180 73
5 CD Mike van der Hoorn 190 91
22 CD Joe Rodon - -
21 RB Matt Grimes 178 70
27 CDM Jay Fulton 178 68
8 CDM Leroy Fer 188 79
23 CM Connor Roberts 188 80
20 CM Daniel James 180 76
10 CM Bersant Celina - -
9 CF Oliver McBurnie 188 79