Rotherham United v Wolves | Betting Preview

Date: August 16, 2014
Venue: New York Stadium
Time: 15:00 BST

You can watch the live streaming of the Wolves v Rotherham United match at bet365

Two newly promoted sides feature in the English Championship this Saturday. Wolverhampton Wanderers, winners of League One, will be facing League One playoff winners Rotherham United. Both teams should go at it, as this early fixture could have huge implications later on in the season with regards to who goes down and who stays up.

Form

Rotherham United: W-W-L-L-W

Rotherham United didn’t get off to the best of starts in the Championship, as they lost 1-0 to Derby County.

However, their start was better than many expected it would be, as Rotherham manager Steve Evans admits; many expected them to be slaughtered. And in the League Cup, they were able to triumph 1-0 over Fleetwood Town in extra time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: W-W-D-W-L

The Wolves got off to a much better start than Rotherham in the Championship, as they triumphed 1-0 over Norwich. However, their most recent result was by far not the best, as they lost 3-2 in the Capital One Cup to a fourth division side.

Key Players

Rotherham: John Swift

The young Chelsea loanee was impressive starting against Fleetwood Town in the League Cup, and it will be interesting to see if he gets the nod to start this game.

He came on as a sub in their first match with Derby, and if he plays look for him to create a lot of chances.

Wolverhampton: Rajiv van La Parra

Van La Parra put in an impressive display against Norwich, assisting for the lone goal of the game and also getting Martin Olsson sent off for a poor challenge.

The young 23-year-old was signed from Herenveen this summer, and will be a constant threat from the flank against Rotherham.

Betting Advice

In a game that features two newly promoted sides so early in the season, it will be nearly impossible to call this game. I think that Wolverhampton will have the majority of the attacking play, yet Rotherham will close the gaps and create chances of their own on the counter.

A low-scoring draw for me here and I’ve taken William Hill’s offer 1.91 for under 2.5 goals to be scored in this one.

Best Bet:
Under 2.5 goals at 1.91 (William Hill)