Thursday, April 25, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Preston vs Rotherham – 29/03/24

Competition: Championship

Market: Preston win

Odds: 8/15 @ Pribet

Looking to make up some crucial ground in the play-off chase, Preston will welcome Rotherham to Deepdale on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Preston might have a real battle on their hands in this season’s play-off chase, the Lilywhites have continued to receive a string of praise this season. Last seen heading into March’s international break with a 1-0 victory away at Plymouth, Ryan Lowe’s men should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. In fact, the Lancashire-based outfit have lost just one of their previous nine Championship appearances – a run that stems back to January 21st. Signing off February with a stunning 3-0 romp away at Coventry, Preston will also be excited by their continued success at the back. It should be highlighted, Lowe’s men have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four showdowns against second-tier opposition. Likewise, suffering just a single Championship defeat at Deepdale since opening up the New Year, the former Bury boss should be relishing a return from the fortnight interval this weekend.

As for the visitors, although Rotherham might have eventually clung to their Championship status last season, the Millers have endured a public Championship nightmare this time around. Sat rock-bottom of the table and marking their return from March’s international break sat 19 points adrift off second-tier safety, Leam Richardson’s men have also broken a string of unwanted records this year. In fact, despite snatching a 0-0 stalemate against Huddersfield prior to the fortnight interval, Saturday’s guests have collected just a single point from any of their previous 10 straight Championship appearances. It should also be highlighted, Rotherham have failed to win any of their previous 15 contests across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day. Given what has been a huge recent gulf in class between Saturday’s opponents, we are predicting a home victory for the play-off outsiders this weekend.

Bet: Preston 8/15 to beat Rotherham in Friday’s Championship contest @ Pribet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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