Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Preview

October 22, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsEnglish Championship action Friday night time comes from the New York Stadium and features Rotherham United versus Sheffield Wednesday.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Preview, Championship, Friday 23rd October 2015

Rotherham United have had a difficult start to the new season and currently occupy 23rd position in the league table having secured just two wins and although they did manage to hold Reading to a 1-1 draw earlier this week on Tuesday night, it does seem that the club needs at least a couple more players added to the squad if they are to have any real chance of avoiding relegation come next May.

Sheffield Wednesday will be happy enough with their start to the new season and Carlos Carvalhal’s side remain unbeaten during their last seven games one of which included a 1-0 victory away against Newcastle United in the League Cup, so there is definitely plenty of confidence at the club and the players will definitely see this game on Friday night as a big chance to add an important 3pts to their tally.

Rotherham United Team News:

Joe Newell, Danny Ward, Lee Frecklington and Mattock are look unlikely to feature for the hosts along with Richard Smallwood is suspended. Loan signing defender Harry Toffolo from Norwich City is expected to feature in the lineup.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News:

Hal Robson-Kanu, Anton Ferdinand and Stephen Quinn are all doubts for the visitors which means manager Steve Clarke could name an unchanged starting eleven that won against Charlton midweek although ex Watford striker Matej Vydra could feature having now fully recovered from a hamstring problem.

Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head Statistics:

Friday night’s game from the New York stadium will become only the 10th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Rotherham United have won 4 times with just 1 of those having came with home advantage where as Sheffield Wednesday have managed 3 victories, with all 3 of those having came away from home.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, recent meetings between the two clubs shows neither club with any real advantage with both having won two games each and the remaining game having finished all square.

21/03/15 CHA Rotherham United – Sheffield Wednesday 2 : 3
08/11/14 CHA Sheffield Wednesday – Rotherham United 0 : 0
06/08/13 LEC Rotherham United – Sheffield Wednesday 2 : 1
12/08/08 LEC Sheffield Wednesday – Rotherham United 2 : 2 (P)
16/08/07 LEC Rotherham United – Sheffield Wednesday 1 : 3

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Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

26 Goals have been scored in the previous 9 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.89.

16 of those Goals have came in the 5 previous matches played at the New York Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 3.20.

Based on both sets of data shown above, it does seem to indicate that this game should see it’s fair share of goals scored and betting markets like 2 or 3 Goals, Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals all look attractive propositions.

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Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Rotherham United: W W L L D

Sheffield Wednesday: W W W D D

Sheffield Wednesday have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics as they have managed three wins and two draws from their previous five matches played, compared to Rotherham United who have won two, drawn one and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Match Betting Odds Market

Rotherham United are the home side here, but their recent form has been hardly anything to get excited about and this is reflected in their current best price available of 11/5 with Sky Bet – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets when Registering an Account.

The Draw has happened once in the last five meetings played between the two clubs and could be a sensible saver bet in this match considering that Rotherham United will be desperate not to lose this game and this is currently a best price of 12/5 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets For New Customers.

Sheffield Wednesday have a good record against Rotherham United away from home and they do look the more likely winners in my opinion and their current best price of 29/20 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets For New Customers, does look the value play here.

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Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

From everything mentioned in this preview above it does seem to suggest a Sheffield Wednesday victory come Friday night and the visitors will be fully aware that securing maximum points from this game would keep them in the hunt for an end of season play off place.

Rotherham United did manage to secure a good 1-1 draw at home against Reading on Tuesday night and that will no doubt have boosted the confidence of the players as they prepare for this game in front of their home fans, but for me their squad just lacks the quality and strength that their opponents have available and I think the best result the hosts can get from this match is the draw.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this match is going to be for Sheffield Wednesday to Win as their current price on offer does represent huge value for a side that is currently unbeaten in their last seven matches.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri as he opened up the scoring in the 1-1 draw against Hull City last weekend and he will certainly fancy his chances of getting his name on the score-sheet again come Friday night against a defence that has already shipped 22 goals in their last 12 league matches.

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