Rotherham v Brentford Match Info
Date: Saturday January 19 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham
Rotherham v Brentford Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
20 Aug 2016 – Rotherham United 1-0 Brentford – League Championship
25 Feb 2017 – Brentford 4-2 Rotherham United – League Championship
04 Aug 2018 – Brentford 5-1 Rotherham United – League Championship
Full head to head record
Rotherham wins: 25
Brentford wins: 22
Rotherham v Brentford Stats
- Rotherham have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions
- Brentford on the other hand are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions
- The Bees thumped the Millers 5-1 on the opening weekend of the season
Rotherham v Brentford Match Preview
Rotherham United have bounced between the Championship and League One in the last couple of seasons. After being relegated in ignominious circumstances two years ago, they managed to bounce back at the first attempt under the guidance of club legend Paul Warne. As was the case during their last spell in the second tier though, the South Yorkshire outfit will be swimming against the tide in terms of budgets and as such are always likely to be fighting it out towards the bottom of the table.
After a strong start and having looked very difficult to beat in front of their own supporters at the New York Stadium, Warne’s men have slipped perilously close to the relegation zone in recent weeks. A run of five defeats in their last six matches in all competitions has seen the Millers slide to within two points and one place of the bottom three so they will be keen to pick up three important points in this fixture at odds of 3/1 with Betway.
Brentford started the campaign in fine form and were looking like potential promotion candidates after the first couple of months of the season. However, has as been rumoured for quite some time, manager Dean Smith was finally poached after this terrific beginning to the season after moving back to the Midlands to take over Aston Villa. In his place, former assistant Thomas Frank was immediately promoted into the role of head coach.
It’s not been the best of times for the Danish coach thus far and his side no longer look like potential play-off candidates as they have plummeted to 17th in the table. Form does seem to have turned the corner though in recent weeks, with the Bees making the trip north on Saturday on the back of a six game unbeaten run that has included two wins in their last two matches. Can they make it three from three and continue the improved form with another win here at 21/20 with BetVictor?
We’re anticipating a low-scoring affair between these two teams. Rotherham have struggled in front of goals in recent weeks, failing to score in three of their last four matches in all competitions and although Brentford have improved over the last few games, last weekend’s 3-1 victory against Stoke was the first Bees game in six to see over 2.5 goals scored. That’s why we’re on the under 2.5 tip again here at evens with BetVictor.
If you’re after something at slightly longer odds we recommend going for a narrow away win. A final score of Rotherham 0-1 Brentford is priced at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
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