Rotherham v Scunthorpe Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th May 2018

Millers to stay strong on home soil

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Rotherham v Scunthorpe Betting Tips – League One 16th May 7.45pm

Despite conceding a late equaliser away from home in the first leg, Rotherham are going to be the happier of the two for the second leg of their League One play-off tie. They get home soil advantage now in midweek and will be looking to drive that home. They have remained unbeaten against the Iron this season, so the visitors are going to have to pull something special out of the bag at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham News and Form

The Millers produced pretty strong home form across the course of the regular season and will be hoping that continues to get them through to the Play-Off Final. Rotherham posted a W15 D3 L5 for the League One season at the New York Stadium and they are on a three-match winning streak there, going unbeaten in their last four. One slight concern for them is that they won just one of the five home game against the other top six finishers in the league. The one win though in that sequence was against Scunthorpe. Rotherham are pretty reliable when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net and should get their chances in this one, so it is worth looking at both teams to score at bet365 for 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 13th, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.). The Millers conceded an average of a goal per game at home. In general, they were pretty comfortable in that first leg but the question remains, will that late goal that they conceded come back to haunt them? Away goals don’t count in the play offs.

Scunthorpe News and Form

So what solution do Scunthorpe have? Their overall away record during the League One season was W10 D9 L4 so it wasn’t bad and they are undefeated in their last eight games on the road. During that eight-game sequence, there was only the three wins for them though (D5). Four of the five draws in that run of away games were 1-1 scorelines. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 13th, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.) and is the shortest-priced option available to take on the game. The Iron didn’t get a win at any of the top four finishers (D2 L2) in the division during the regular season, taking a clean sheet in only 30% of their road games. Their rate of scoring wasn’t all that bad really at an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels. It can often prove costly not to have made the most of home advantage, but they strung together an eight-match undefeated streak (home and away) to close out the season and then they rescued that draw at home in the first leg of this tie. Scunthorpe are on a twelve match scoring streak on their travels as well. Can they produce on the road?

Rotherham v Scunthorpe Betting Odds*

Rotherham 23/20, Draw 23/10, Scunthorpe 12/5* (betting odds taken on May 13th, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.)

Rotherham v Scunthorpe Predictions

Rotherham to win: The Millers looked the better of the two sides in the first leg and they have gotten the better of the Iron already this season on home soil. They are value to go out and do that again so back a home win on the night.


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