Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tip Draw – 18 February 2022

League One's top two to play out tense draw

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Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic
18th February 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL League One
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/2 odds taken 1604 GMT, Thursday 17 February

The top two in EFL League One meet at the New York Stadium in a Friday night cracker, as Rotherham United host Wigan Athletic. The Millers are six points clear of the Latics, though Athletic have two games in hand on the leaders. The pair have been the two outstanding teams in League One this season, and they should put on a show in South Yorkshire on Friday. We have the latest odds and best predictions in our in-depth betting preview.

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Rotherham United Preview – Will the Millers seal a vital victory on home soil?

After slipping out of the EFL Championship on the final day of the 2020-21 season, Rotherham United will be desperate for an instant return to the second tier. Paul Warne’s men have had an excellent season up until now, collecting 68 points from 31 games.

Rotherham are in stunning form at present, picking up six successive league wins since losing 1-0 at Fleetwood Town in mid-January. Last time out, United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Hillsborough.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1607 GMT, Thursday 17 February)

A top-two finish was the aim for Rotherham this term, and the South Yorkshire club are 11 points clear of third-place MK Dons. Will the gap open even further this weekend?

Wigan Athletic Preview – Can the Latics leave Yorkshire with a positive result?

Wigan Athletic finished in 20th and were in a relegation scrap last term. However, Leam Richardson’s side have spent most of this campaign in and around the top two. Overall, the Latics have won 19, drawn five and lost five.

Since a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Lincoln City back in October, Wigan have lost just one of the following 15 League One games. After a 1-0 reverse at Sheffield Wednesday last week, Richardson’s side have sealed back-to-back home wins over Charlton Athletic and Crewe Alexandra.

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Three points for Athletic would be huge, but a draw would keep them within touching distance of the leaders. They head to the New York Stadium as the 11/4 underdogs with the bookmakers.


Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic Betting Advice

At the beginning of the season, Wigan edged a tight and tense meeting between the two at the DW Stadium. The matchup looked to be heading for a goalless draw, but Will Keane netted in injury time to give Wigan a precious 1-0 home win.

That was the first meeting since they locked horns in the 2018-19 Championship season. The Latics picked up four points from two league games, though Rotherham beat Wigan 3-1 at home in an EFL Cup affair in August 2018.


Key Facts – Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tip

  • Rotherham have won six league games on the trot
  • Wigan have suffered just one league defeat since October
  • The Millers have won 15 of their past 16 at home in all competitions


Rotherham have been sensational at the New York Stadium this season and have the best home record in League One. As for Wigan, only the Millers have picked up more away points.

Rotherham are the favourites in this one, but we are struggling to split the top two. With that in mind, back the draw at 5/2. We also like the look of 15/4 for the draw and both teams to score.


The best betting odds for Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic

Rotherham United to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Bet365
Wigan Athletic to win: 11/4 at Bet365