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Rotherham vs Preston North End Predictions

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Tip Reasoning

Rotherham are aiming to climb out of the bottom three with a victory over Preston this weekend. The away side had moved away from danger when they put together a great run of form. But results have been patchy of late. They are chasing a place in midtable, and Alex Neil’s side will be targeting three points in this visit to a poor Rotherham outfit. Will the hosts slip up in their first home match of 2019?

The Millers know that they need to bounce back, following three straight defeats. It’s now nine matches without a win for the hosts, who need to get things back on track as they look to avoid a swift return to League One. So far their home form has been key to their chances of staying in touch with safety. A huge 82% of their points have been secured at this ground, something which they’ll hope to build on in this week’s clash.

Preston are seven points clear of danger, but they know that things can turn pretty quickly at this level. The visitors will be aware that they’ve slipped back down the table after picking up a point in their last three matches. However, they have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with Rotherham, so the visitors will be looking to follow up October’s 1-1 draw with the Millers.

The hosts’ strong record at this ground should cause problems, given that they’ve scored in 83% of their league games. They’ve scored in five of their last six encounters at home, but they’ve conceded in all of those matches. Meanwhile, Preston have scored in six of their last eight away trips, after failing to find the net in their opening four. With their good record against Rotherham, we expect the visitors to get forward and find the net.

We’re going with both teams to score this weekend. We think that the visitors will be out to climb away from the bottom three, but their defensive woes should hurt them here. Rotherham have seen their fair share of high scoring matches at the New York Stadium this season, and we see another. We see value in backing BTTS, while we’ve tipped a 1-1 draw between two sides who are still in relegation danger. The hosts have avoided defeat in 83% of their home games, while Preston have failed to win the same number on the road.

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