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

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon fixture (15:00) is a Yorkshire derby between two sides in the bottom ten of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield Wednesday suffered their sixth defeat from their previous eight last time out going down to a 4-2 loss at Blackburn. The Owls can have few complaints and despite a goal each from Barry Bannan and Lucas Joao rarely looked like winning.

Rotherham saw their seven-game unbeaten run come to an end at leaders Norwich going down 3-1 at Carrow Road. United did take the lead through Richard Towell before the Canaries weight of pressure finally told.

Wednesday hold the head-to-head advantage in meetings between the pair winning four of their last five and losing just one of the last six. Steven Fletcher has three in his last two against the Millers.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

At the start of the season the odds on Sheffield Wednesday winning here would have been snapped up but the Owls have disappointed this campaign and it is hard to put any faith in them given they have just one win in their last eight. Rotherham have got points at better sides than Wednesday in recent weeks and look capable here. The draw looks the best bet then with a little enhancement also on both teams to score and the game to finish all-square

 

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a draw and both teams to score

 

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

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 Wednesday Preview

It is just four points from the last eight matches for the Owls and the pressure is growing on manager Jos Luhukay. They sit 16th in the table and bookmakers have them as seventh favourites for the drop.

At Hillsborough, they did win last time out though that was against Bolton and since then are six without a win. None of their next seven at their own ground are against teams in the current top eight.

Lucas Joao is the leading Sheffield Wednesday scorer this season with six goals though he has just one in the last eight. All five goals Adam Reach has netted this campaign have been openers.

 

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Steven Fletcher (virus) is a doubt while Joost van Aken (ankle) is close to a return.  Sam Winnall (hamstring), Kieran Lee (knee) and Gary Hooper (groin) are long-term absentees. Ash Baker is available following a one-game suspension.

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers have lost just one of their last eight with six of these finishing all-square which is keeping them out of the relegation places. They sit in 20th two points above the drop with bookmakers having them as fourth favourites for the drop.

Away from the New York Stadium, they are without a victory this season though three of their last four have finished all-square. Their next seven road matches are all against teams in the bottom-half.

Ryan Manning is the leading scorer for Rotherham this season with four goals though he has just in his last nine. All three goals Will Vaulks has grabbed in the league have opened the scoring.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Joe Newell (unknown) and Kyle Vasseell (groin) are doubts while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Sean Raggett (back) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield Wednesday 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 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 Wednesday vs Rotherham United Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Cameron Dawson 189 80
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
34 CD Michael Hector 193 82
12 CD Jordan Thorniley 181 64
6 RM Morgan Fox 185 78
20 AM Adam Reach 185 73
24 LM Ashley Baker - -
8 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
10 CM Barry Bannan 170 60
18 AM Lucas Joao 182 80
17 CF Atdhe Nuhiu 197 85
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
23 CM Ryan Williams 173 69
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
7 LM Anthony Forde 175 68
4 CDM Will Vaulks 180 75
11 RM Jon Taylor 180 77
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71