Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th December, 2016.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield.
It’s Sheffield Wednesday’s second South Yorkshire derby in less than a week following their 2-0 win at home to Barnsley on Tuesday night, in which they bounced back from defeat at Reading last weekend. As it stands, the Owls sit in the final play-off position in the Championship, in an incredibly tight battle towards the top of the league.
Rotherham meanwhile failed to build on last weekend’s win over QPR following their 2-1 loss to Fulham on Tuesday evening, leaving them 12 points from safety. The Millers already look like a League One club in-waiting, and a trip to Hillsborough to face their South Yorkshire rivals will be a tough place to go in search of points.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham United Betting Tips
Sheffield Wednesday will go into this full of confidence and will expect to win against the Championship's bottom club.
Rotherham have a habit of conceding a lot of goals, which goes some way to explaining their poor league position. In fact, with 47 league goals against them this season, they have the second worst record for goals conceded in the top five divisions of English football, with only National League Southport having conceded more (48).
Sheffield Wednesday and Over 2.5 Goals - 21/20
The Owls will have home advantage against a side who have a dreadful away record this season, having not won any of their trips on the road. There's likely to be goals in this as well, so Wednesday and Over 2.5 Goals looks a good bet.
Sheffield Wednesday HT/FT - 21/20
It wouldn't be a surprise if Wednesday had this one wrapped up before half time, so we're backing them to be winning at both half and full time. It's 21/20 with BetVictor.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham United: Head to Head Statistics
Rotherham have kept a good record at the Hillsborough and they are unbeaten in their last 5 away games against Sheffield Wednesday. They have won 4 games and drawn once at this very stadium. Furthermore, Rotherham United have won 5 games in their 11 meetings, lost 4 games to Sheffield Wednesday and drawn twice.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham United: Prediction
The recent games between the two sides at the Hillsborough have favoured Rotherham, but currently they are huge underdogs in this fixture. Sheffield Wednesday are the favourites when comparing their recent performance and we expect them to take the day. Also we expect both teams to get on the score sheet, as they been excellent in front of goal in the past weeks.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews England League Championship Saturday, 17th December, 2016
Sheffield Wednesday to win and both teams scoring at 2.85.