A few matchdays before the end of the Championship season, two teams have already secured promotion to the English top flight, while four teams have also qualified early for the play-offs. The relegation battle, on the other hand, remains exciting, as no preliminary decision has yet been made. The Millers from Rotherham are also in the thick of it.
As 22nd in the Championship, Rotherham United are still fighting to stay in the league, but unlike their relegation rivals, the Millers have two games less to play. A catch-up game is now scheduled for this week at Brentford FC. As the AFT odds comparison shows, the visitors are the underdogs as expected.
Rotherham are offered odds of 6.75 for an away win against, but such a prediction is associated with a lot of risk. The Millers have recently suffered four defeats in a row. Against the home-strong Bees, the next setback in the relegation battle may be imminent, after all, Brentford FC have only lost two home games so far this season.
Prediction & Live Odds for Brentford vs. Rotherham
Brentford can let the regular season come to an end, while the guests from Rotherham are still fighting for important points in the relegation battle. Six matchdays before the end of the season – the Millers currently have two games less on their account – the gap to a non-relegation place is four points.
After four defeats in a row, the Millers’ hopes of staying in the relegation zone have been dampened, even though the 22nd-placed team has shown good signs in recent games. The Millers face an unpleasant task against Brentford FC, who are strong at home, as they have the strongest offensive line in the Championship.
Led by the Championship’s top scorer Ivan Toney, Brentford’s attack should not struggle too much against the Millers. We expect a comfortable home win for the home side as they extend their lead in third place in the table.
Our tip for Brentford against Rotherham is “HT/FT: 1/1” ✅ at the odds below:
Brentford – Statistics & Current Form
Brentford FC missed out on direct promotion, but the play-offs are still a small consolation for the Bees. For the time being, however, the last three games of the regular season are still to come, including the catch-up game against Rotherham United. At the Brentford Community Stadium, the Bees will be looking to score three points for the first time since matchday 33.
At home, meanwhile, the Championship leaders have a record of 10-9-2, with four of the nine draws coming in the last four games. On average, the Bees’ attack scores 1.71 goals per home game, only Bournemouth (1.82) and Watford (1.91) have been more effective at home than the third-placed team. Statistically, Brentford – equal with Bournemouth, who, however, have one more game under their belt – have the best attacking department in the league anyway.
Will the Millers be shot out of the stadium?
However, Brentford FC have not made the best impression on the offensive in recent weeks, as the Bees have only scored more than one goal in a competitive match in their last seven games. It is quite possible that the offensive knot will be broken on Tuesday evening, as the visitors from Rotherham have one of the worst defences in the league.
Head coach Thomas Frank will only have to do without Jansson, Henry and Dasilva against the Millers. Compared to the recent starting eleven, which recorded an away win at Bournemouth, only minimal changes are to be expected. If Brentford beat Rotherham, the odds for tip 1 are reasonable.
Predicted Brentford line-up:
Raya – Goode, Norgaard, Pinnock – Rasmussen, Jensen, Janelt, Mbeumo – Ghoddos – Toney, Forss
Rotherham – Statistics & Current Form
Only one season after promotion to the Championship, Rotherham United are facing relegation to League One. With just a few matchdays to go, the Millers are in one of three relegation places, four points off the bottom.
Although Rotherham have two games less on their books than their relegation rivals, there are hardly any arguments in favour of the Millers staying in the league. In the run-up to the upcoming catch-up game, the 22nd-placed team has suffered four defeats in a row, including the most recent away loss at Barnsley, sixth in the Championship.
The Millers put in a strong performance against the promotion hopefuls, but their superiority was not reflected in the result. This was Rotherham United’s eleventh defeat away from home this season, and the league’s 22nd-placed team has an overall record of 6-3-11 away from home.
Is the Millers’ defence being shown up?
The next setback in the relegation battle looms against the third-placed team in the Championship during the week. Considering how weak Rotherham’s defence has been throughout the season, conceding the first goal on Tuesday night is only a matter of time. Statistically, the Millers have the fifth weakest defence in the Championship.
On average, long-serving manager Paul Warne’s side conceded 1.36 goals per league game. At Brentford, head coach Warne will only have to do without regular keeper Viktor Johansson due to injury. Matt Crooks is also still unavailable through suspension.
Expected Rotherham line-up:
Blackman – Ihiekwe, Wood, MacDonald – Lindsay, Wing, MacDonald, Giles – Jozefzoon, Smith – Hirst