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Bolton vs Rotherham Predictions

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      There’s a huge relegation six-pointer in the Boxing Day action, as Rotherham head to Bolton. The two Championship strugglers go head to head as they look to avoid relegation, with the Trotters stuck in the bottom three. The Millers make this trip aiming to land a rare away win on Wednesday, but will they be able to boost their hopes of survival at the Macron?

      The hosts were beaten in another six-pointer at the weekend, leaving them in the bottom three over Christmas. A 1-0 loss to Brentford last time out was a blow to the Trotters, who were handed a boost. They saw the sides above them fail to win, so they remain just a point shy of safety going into this clash. Will they be able to zip out of danger with a victory in this one?

      Rotherham know that their own relegation fears are on the line this week, they’re only three points ahead of the drop. They were soundly beaten at the weekend, with West Brom recording a strong 4-0 victory at the New York Stadium. It was a blow to the Millers, who had been a strong attacking force in their home games. However, their record on the road has been really patchy. That offers a chance for the Trotters to secure a key victory in front of their suffering support.

      The hosts are in dire form, suffering five defeats in their last six matches at their own ground. In those five defeats, they failed to find the back of the net. With just 15 goals to their name half-way through the season, Bolton are the lowest scoring side in the division. They’re set to continue that in this encounter, having averaged a paltry 0.55 goals per home game in the Championship. While the pressure is on them, we see this being a tight encounter between two sides who have serious fears of going down.

      The visitors have their own issues in front of goal, as the third-lowest scoring team in the league. It’s hardly holiday entertainment on offer at the Macron this week, more of a nervy battle between two sides who have work to do to avoid returning to League One. With their issues in front of goal, it should be no surprise that they’ve seen some low scoring ties this term. Rotherham have seen fewer than three goals in 64% of their trips, while 70% of Bolton’s games have seen under 2.5 goals. We’re backing more of the same in this clash, along with a 1-1 draw.

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