Rotherham United vs Cardiff City Betting Tip Away Win by One Goal – 2 January 2021

Big three points on the road for the Bluebirds

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Rotherham United vs Cardiff City
2nd January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 1804 GMT, Thursday 31 December

Neil Harris’ Cardiff City will be eager to get back to winning ways after a poor defeat at Wycombe Wanderers last time out. The Bluebirds kick off 2021 with a trip to the New York Stadium to play Paul Warne’s Rotherham United, who are fighting for their Championship lives. Cardiff are the favourites, but can the Millers cause an upset on their own patch? We have the best odds and tips.

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Rotherham United Preview – Another damaging defeat for the Millers?

Paul Warne’s Rotherham United were promoted from EFL League One as runners-up to Coventry City last season. However, the Millers have found Championship life tough going so far, picking up just four wins from their opening 20 matches.

Only Wycombe Wanderers are below Rotherham in the Championship table at present, with United taking just 16 points so far. After almost two weeks off, the Millers returned to action with a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to fellow Yorkshire side Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Our betting prediction:
Cardiff to win 1-0

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(odds taken 1811 GMT, Thursday 31 December)

Rotherham have picked up just one win from their last nine Championship games, losing seven times along the way. With almost half of the season now gone, United’s fortunes need to change sooner rather than later. Can they kick off 2021 with a vital home win on Saturday?

Cardiff City Preview – Will Cardiff return to Wales with all three points?

Neil Harris’ Cardiff City have been in patchy form of late. Before consecutive wins over Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Watford and Stoke City, the Bluebirds had won just one of eight. However, since the win at the bet365 Stadium on December 8th, City have lost four of their last five.

Cardiff’s season hit a real low in midweek, as the Bluebirds fell to a 2-1 defeat at bottom club Wycombe. It was a miserable night at Adams Park for the Welsh team, with manager Harris also being sent off late on.

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Cardiff will be glad to see the back of 2020, which started with a 6-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers on New Year’s Day. After three poor defeats, the club from South Wales will be desperate for a win in South Yorkshire at the weekend.


Rotherham United vs Cardiff City Betting Advice

Cardiff did the double over Rotherham in the 2016-17 Championship season. After a Rickie Lambert brace gave them a 2-1 win at the New York Stadium, Cardiff ran riot in the game in the Welsh capital, thumping the Millers 5-0.


Key Facts – Rotherham United vs Cardiff City Betting Tip

  • Cardiff have won three of the previous five meetings, winning the last one 5-0
  • Rotherham have taken a mere four points from the last 27 on offer
  • After winning four in a row, the Bluebirds have lost four of their following five


Both teams will be gunning for maximum points for different reasons. Cardiff want to keep up with the top six, while Rotherham need the points in their fight for Championship survival.

In truth, Saturday’s crucial matchup at the New York Stadium could go either way, but we fancy the visitors to edge a tight affair in South Yorkshire. Put some money on Cardiff to win by one goal at the top odds of 3/1.

Cardiff have scored the opening goal in seven of their eight Championship wins this season. You can get 8/11 for the away team to open the scoring in this one.


The best betting odds for Rotherham United vs Cardiff City

Rotherham United to win: 11/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Cardiff City to win: 5/4 at Bet365