Friday, March 31, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Rotherham vs Sunderland – 21/02/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Sunderland win

Odds: 5/4 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend their buffer in the play-off places on Tuesday night, Sunderland will make the trip to the New York Stadium when they meet Rotherham.

Starting with the hosts, while Rotherham might have made their Championship return this season, the Millers once again find themselves at the heart of another second-tier nightmare. Last seen over the weekend putting in another toothless display as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home against Coventry, Matt Taylor’s side are tipped as a leading relegation contender in 2023. Opening up the midweek fixtures holding just a two-point buffer from dropping into the bottom-three, the Yorkshire-based outfit have won just one of their last 13 matchups across all formats. With that run stemming all the way back to November 8th, Rotherham have also continued to show some extended issues in the final third. It should be highlighted, Tuesday’s hosts have recorded just a sole strike from their previous four straight Championship appearances.

As for the visitors, although Sunderland might have been disappointed after settling for a 1-1 draw at home at Bristol City last weekend, the Black Cats are in the midst of a remarkable Championship run. With the mood around the Stadium of Light at the highest it has been in recent memory, some in Tony Mowbary’s camp could be dreaming of securing a famous Premier League return in 2023. Simply looking to widen their buffer in the play-off chase on Tuesday night, the former Blackburn boss could be smelling a real chance here. Unbeaten in each of their last six straight meetings against Championship opposition – a run that stems back to January 14th – Sunderland should also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Rotherham. Claiming a thumping 3-0 romp when the two sides last met back in August, we’re backing a similar away victory here.

Bet: Sunderland 5/4 to beat Rotherham in Sunday’s Championship battle @ 888sport


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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