Sunderland vs Rotherham United Match Preview and Prediction
Rotherham United will go to Stadium of Light to do battle with Sunderland on Tuesday 17 September. The kick-off time is 7:45pm (UK) for this League One game.
This fixture has no UK TV coverage. Check Frog The Gambler's live score page for goal updates throughout the game.
The following key findings detail the reasons for the tip in this game.
The key metrics point to the opportunity of some decent value when the sides meet. Frog will break it down below.
Betting Odds for Sunderland vs Rotherham United
Best prices available on the Match Odds:
Sunderland: 2.15 (Bet Victor)
Draw: 3.6 (William Hill)
Rotherham United: 3.4 (Bet365)
With the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.84 from the trading room at Unibet. The standout price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.05 with the odds compilers at Bet365.
Here are the current best prices for the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market. If you think both teams will score, "Yes" is available at 1.68 with Unibet. And "No can be taken at 2.2 for account holders at Bet365.
Head To Head
We start by looking at the fact that Sunderland played Rotherham United in 2016, in what was a Club Friendlies match. The winners were Sunderland by a final score of 1-2.
This is also the only match between these sides over the last decade.
In 4th place in League One with 14 points are Sunderland.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 63 matches. They have 33 wins; 22 draws; and 8 losses. This gives Sunderland a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 52%-34%-12%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.67 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 0.92.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 58% (17 wins) from their last 29 home fixtures. 31% (9) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 10% (3) resulting in a loss.
On average they have scored 1.97 goals when playing at home in this same period and they have conceded 0.97.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have scored a total of 18 goals in their last ten matches; 6 of these matches have been wins. There have been 8 occasions when both Sunderland and their opponents have scored... The number of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in these last ten outings.
Rotherham United have 10 points in League One, which puts them in 13th position.
There is a total of 54 matches played by the away team over the recent 12 months. They have 13 wins; 18 draws; and 23 losses. In other words, Rotherham United have won 24%, drawn 33%, and lost 42% of their recent matches.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.44 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.72.
Specifically on their recent away record, they have a win rate of 25% (7 wins) from the most recent 28 away fixtures. 28% (8) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 46% (13) resulting in a loss.
When the visiting side in this time, their average number of goals scored is 1.46. They have conceded 1.75 on average.
In their last ten matches they have averaged 1.6 goals per match - 4 of these matches have been wins for them. The total number of times that Rotherham United and whoever they've played have also scored is 5 matches in those ten and the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 4 from the last ten.
They are also on a run of 3 matches in a row in which they have scored.
Frog's betting tip for Sunderland vs Rotherham United
Readers will likely be expecting to see a match with plenty of chances on target. So when Sunderland take on Rotherham United, followers can expect to witness more than two goals. If you're looking to back the Over 2.5, Unibet are offering 1.84 in their Over/Under goal line. The expected value of this bet is positive, according to Frog's work.