Luton Town vs Rotherham UnitedEnglish Championship, KO: 19:00 May 4, 2021, Kenilworth Road
Rotherham United continue their battle for survival with a trip to Kenilworth Road for an English Championship fixture against Luton Town. They have been poor in recent weeks and are likely to struggle against Luton who are ending the season strong.
Luton Town were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Middlesbrough in their previous Championship fixture. They will be disappointed not to have won as James Collins missed a penalty after Glen Rea's first half opener was cancelled out by Boro.
Manager Nathan Jones will consider this a successful season as the Hatters can now finish no lower than 14th after surviving relegation on the final day of last term. They are still in the mix to secure a top half finish as they sit 12th on the table, three points off Middlesbrough in 10th with two matches left to play.
Luton Town appear to be ending the season in fine style as they head into Tuesday’s match unbeaten in their last five matches. They have claimed three wins in that run, including a 1-0 victory over promoted Watford.
Lewis Wing’s late equaliser gave Rotherham United renewed hope in their battle for survival as they played out a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers last time out in the Championship. They looked to be heading for defeat after falling behind early in the first half but Wing’s late free-kick ensured they salvaged a point.
The result means the Millers now have their destiny in their own hands ahead of next weekend’s season finale against Cardiff. They remain 18th on the table, three points behind Derby County and will retain their Championship status with wins in their final two matches.
The problem for Paul Warne is his team are winless in their last six Championship matches, suffering five defeats in that run. They are also poor on the road and have failed to win or score in their last four away matches.
How the bookies view it
With Rotherham United struggling lately, I am leaning towards a win for Luton Town.
Head to head
Luton Town have a 4-3 edge with two draws from nine previous matches against Rotherham United. The Hatters have won the last two meetings and claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
Players to watch
James Collins is the top scorer for Luton Town with 10 goals this season. The striker will be looking to make up for his penalty miss last time out and is priced at 11/5 with SBK in the anytime goalscorer market.
Freddie Ladapo will be the one to watch for Rotherham United as he looks to add to his nine goals this season. Vbet has the striker at 29/20 to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
Rotherham United are without a goal in their last four away matches and could be tipped not to score at 16/5 by Sporting Index. Luton Town can be backed to keep a clean sheet at 16/5 with Sporting Index while a win to nil is available at 41/10 by Vbet.
A -1 handicap for Luton Town could also be worth a punt at 5/1 with Paddy Power.
This English Championship match between Luton Town and Rotherham United will be played on May 4, 2021 and kick off at 19:00. Check below for our tipsters best Luton Town vs Rotherham United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.