Rotherham vs Coventry Betting Tip Rotherham to win – 15th April 2021

Rotherham can sneak a home win over Coventry in massive basement battle

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England Rotherham vs Coventry England
15th April 1900hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Rotherham to win
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021

There is a quick turnaround in matches here for Rotherham, who only played on Tuesday night.

They got a win in that one, which bolsters their chances of survival.

This is a huge game in terms of survival because if Rotherham win this, they will move out of the drop zone at the expense of Coventry and hold two games in hand as well.

As for Coventry, the Sky Blues will be targeting a win that should see them realistically safe.

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Rotherham Preview – Can the Millers win important survival clash?

In midweek, Rotherham claimed a 2-1 home win over QPR. That was a massive three points for them.

It leaves them third from bottom in the Championship, but only three points behind Coventry now.

But they have two games in hand over the Sky Blues and another home win for the Millers would seriously do their survival hopes the power of good.

But can they get the job done with only one day’s full rest in between midweek matches?

This is a heavy workload for them as they try to catch up on games.

In the match outright for Championship betting, the win for Rotherham is at 8/5* (odds recorded 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021).

That midweek victory over QPR, by a 3-1 scoreline, snapped a run of five straight home losses for Rotherham.

But their record against teams currently in the bottom half of the table with them is W4 D1 L3, so that does offer a glimmer of hope.

Narrowing that down, they have won two of their three home games against teams in the current bottom five, both 3-0 wins over Derby and Sheff Wed.

Our betting prediction:
Rotherham 1 Goal Winning Margin

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(odds recorded 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021)


Earlier this season Rotherham did suffer a heavy 3-1 loss away at Coventry.

We are going to suggest for Championship betting, over 2.5 goals is the way to go in this fixture.

Over 2.5 goals is at 11/10, but four of Rotherham’s five home games against teams currently 16th or lower have gone that way.

Four of their five home wins this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.

Rotherham have scored 62% of their home goals in the second period of home fixtures.

No team in the Championship has a worse home record than Rotherham have this season.

But they did themselves a huge favour on Tuesday, can they follow it up and make it back to back wins?


Coventry Preview – Tough test for Coventry

The Sky Blues will no doubt be feeling the pressure in this one. It’s a game they can’t afford to lose really.

A win for them will hugely increase their chances of staying up, moving them six points of the drop zone, even still with Rotherham having two games in hand over them.

In the match outright for championship betting on this fixture, the win for Coventry is at 19/10* (odds recorded 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021).

Their away form does warrant some closer inspection, as it’s not been good.

They have lost their last three road games, conceding a total of nine goals across those three fixtures.

Home and away combined Coventry have failed to score in three of their last five games.

It has been the exact same story from them in their last five road games.

Away from home in this season’s Championship campaign, the Sky Blues are W2 D5 L13.

The last time that they recorded an away success was back on January 2nd at Millwall.

Since then it has been a D2 L6 record from them away from home.

So this is no easy fixture for them looking at those stats.

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Coventry then have been a low scoring team away from home this season. They average only 0.7 goals per game.

It has been only the one clean sheet that they have managed on their travels.

Eight of their thirteen away games have been lost by a margin of at least two goals.

They do have the worst away record in the entire division and only two teams, Huddersfield and Wycombe, have worse defensive records.

This is a test that they really need to survive and they are going to have to do it as underdogs.


Rotherham vs Coventry Betting Advice

The big concern here is whether or not Rotherham are just going to be able to grind this one out after playing on Saturday and then Tuesday.

You would imagine that they could start tiring in the second half.

But we are going to push for the home win at 6/4* (odds recorded 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021).

They have to have their tails up after that midweek success.


Key Facts – Rotherham vs Coventry Betting Tip

  • Rotherham have lost five of their last six home games
  • Rotherham have won 5 of 7 games this season against current bottom-five opposition
  • Coventry have the worst away record in the Championships currently


The lack of scoring threat from Coventry doesn’t put much confidence in the away team heading into this fixture.

They are wide open at the back as well and we think that they just come unravelled.

So a Rotherham to win by a 1 goal margin is our main football tip for extended odds at 3/1* (odds recorded 19:34 GMT April 13th 2021).


The best betting odds for Rotherham vs Coventry

Rotherham to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Coventry to win: 19/10 at Bet365