Rotherham vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Rotherham have had a miserable season so far and their losing run has been extended to six straight games. It’s the perfect opportunity for Reading
to get back on track after their midweek defeat to Villa.Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game:Rotherham United vs Reading
Venue:New York Stadium
Kick-off:Saturday 22nd October, 3pm
Rotherham United narrowly avoided the drop last season but if changes aren’t made and fast, they will be playing League One football next season. They’ve lost their last six games and already find themselves six points off the pace at the foot of the table.
That’s a worrying amount of points to be away from safety at any stage of the season, but the Millers do have 33 games to rescue themselves. The worrying thing for them is that all of the teams surrounding them have been in poor and inconsistent form themselves, and we know certain teams will pick up as the season progresses.
Reading would have maybe took the visit of Aston Villa a little bit for granted in midweek. Although the Villains haven’t lost too many games, they haven’t won in 11 either. A lapse of concentration in injury time gift wrapped a win and now Jaap Stam’s men will be looking to get back on track.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
The home side Rotherham are only 13/5 with William Hill here, which is a reflection of them being at home and nothing else. The draw can be backed at 5/2 with Bet Victor whilst Reading are good value at 23/20 with Betway.
It’s six straight losses, no win in nine and Rotherham have allowed at least two goals in eight of those games. The only points they have claimed came during 2-2 draws, one in which they lead 2-0. They’ve opened the scoring in five of their seven home games and only held on to one of those to claim a win.
Reading have displayed plenty of inconsistency themselves, but it’s hard to suggest Rotherham will beat anyone right now. At some point they will pick up a result we won’t expect and that will be their spring board, but on paper at present they are just un-backable.Back Reading to win at 23/20 with Betway.
Getting goals hasn’t been too much of a problem for Rotherham, but they just can’t keep them out I’m sure they’ll make a game of this at some point and they may even take the lead, but their games so far this season show we simply cannot trust them. Back a 3-1 Reading win at odds of 16/1 with Bet Victor.There are no stand out scorers for either of these sides. Reading are not prolific and share the responsibility, whilst Rotherham are extremely reliant on Danny Ward, who can’t be expected to rise to task every time. Rotherham are struggling to defend in wide areas and Reading have the players to exploit that.Back Gareth McCleary to score at best odds 4/1 with Stan James.
Free Betting Tip
Reading – 23/20 with Betway
Reading 3-1 – 16/1 with Paddy Power
Goal Scorer Prediction
Gareth McCleary – 4/1 with Stan James