Rotherham vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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Jaden Philogene-Bidace of Hull City takes on Ollie Rathbone of Rotherham United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Hull City at the New York Stadium, Rotherham Picture by Matt Wilkinson/Focus Images Ltd 07814 960751 13/02/2024 – Photo by Icon Sport

The Championship race is in full swing and here are our latest tips for the match between Rotherham and Watford. The hosts are all but assured of dropping to League 1 even though there are still plenty of games left in the season.

Rotherham vs Watford predictions: Watford looking to catch the last train for playoff promotion

Rotherham vs Watford predictions
Our pick

⚽ Result Win

Watford

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Both Teams to Score

Yes

Rotherham is at the very bottom of the league table with only three wins the entire season while Watford is seven points away from a top-six spot.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Watford looking like the favorite

  • HOME: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 20/23 (1.87) – 53.5%

Rotherham hasn't won a match since late December while Watford is winless in their last five league games.

Last five H2Hs: Watford is undefeated versus Rotherham in their past eleven encounters

England Championship 11/11/23

Watford

Watford

5
Rotherham

Rotherham

0

England Championship 21/01/23

Watford

Watford

1
Rotherham

Rotherham

1

England Championship 03/09/22

Rotherham

Rotherham

1
Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 16/03/21

Rotherham

Rotherham

1
Watford

Watford

4

England Championship 08/12/20

Watford

Watford

2
Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Watford got the better of Rotherham six times in their last ten duels.

Team news and form guide

Rotherham: The hosts have an injury crisis

Manager Leam Richardson will likely miss Daniel Ayala, Cohen Bramall, Grant Hall, Fred Onyedinma, Andre Green, Tyler Blackett, and Shane Ferguson due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Johansson – Revan, Humphreys, Peltier, Odoffin, Kioso – Tiehi, Clucas, Rathbone – Nombe, Wyke.

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

Rotherham

Rotherham

5

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Swansea

Swansea

1

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

England Championship 10/04/24

L

West Brom

West Brom

2

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Watford: Looking for a win after five league matches without a victory

Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Jeremy Ngakia are out for Watford.

Predicted Lineup: Hamer – Lewis, Hoedt, Dele-Bashiru, Porteous – Kone, Livermore, Chakvetadze – Rajovic, Sema, Matheus Martins.

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 27/04/24

W

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Hull

Hull

0

Watford

Watford

0

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

3

Watford

Watford

2

England Championship 10/04/24

D

Ipswich

Ipswich

0

Watford

Watford

0

Here are our best picks: Watford looking to take advantage

Watford is the expected winner in this matchup against the bottom club with a probability margin set at 53 percent. You can check our football predictions today for the latest picks across the markets.

These are a couple of suggestions for this game: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is valued at 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3% while looking for a Goal Range between 4-5 goals is priced at 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%.

Hot tip – Watford to Win

  • Rotherham failed to defeat Watford in the last eleven h2h matches.
  • Watford is looking for their first league win after five straight failed attempts.

Other tips

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Watford went over the line twice in a row.
  • Rotherham's average match goal rate is 2.7 this season.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • Three out of the last five h2h clashes covered this bet.
  • Rotherham had two BTTS games in their previous four games.

Player to Watch: Mileta Rajovic

The 24-year-old Denmark striker has been leading the charge for Watford this season with nine goals to his credit. He has played in 29 games but has started only about half of those matches. Rajovic's minutes have varied significantly and looking at his stats, those nine goals look impressive considering that fact.

Rajovic joined Watford in August of last year from the Swedish outfit Kalmar and beforehand has played for multiple clubs in Denmark. He started his career at Brondby when he was 14 years old and moved across his country throughout the years before settling in Sweden and making a name for his football skills.


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