Swansea City vs Rotherham UnitedEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Feb 27, 2023, Swansea.com Stadium
Swansea City and Rotherham United square off in a Monday night Championship fixture with both teams looking to snap out of a rough patch. Neither side has shown much fight in recent weeks but Swansea often come out on top in this fixture and should have the upper hand once again.
Things have been rough for Swansea in recent times as they have claimed just two wins from their last 10 matches across all competitions. Sitting well clear of the relegation zone and far away from the promotion playoff places, Russell Martin’s men appear to be heading into that stage of the campaign where there is little to fight for.
That lethargy was obvious in their previous Championship fixture as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Stoke City. Despite taking an early lead through Morgan Whitaker, they struggled to create much and went on to concede three goals.
While there have been little home comforts for Swansea lately as evidenced by the defeat to Stoke City, they have claimed some confidence boosting results. Among their recent results in front of their fans is a 4-0 win over promotion playoff chasing Watford while they also claimed a 2-1 victory over Blackpool.
Rotherham United are also having a rough time at the moment and are currently just five points above the relegation zone. They travel to the Swansea.com Stadium with just two wins from their last 14 matches across all competitions.
The good news for Rotherham United is that one of those wins came in their previous Championship fixture as they claimed a 2-1 victory over Sunderland. They raced to a two-goal lead through Shane Ferguson and Oliver Rathbone and were able to hold for the win despite the visitors pulling one back midway through the second half.
While Rotherham United will be looking to build on that performance, their record on the road does not inspire much confidence. Matt Taylor’s men have claimed just two wins from their last 15 away matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Swansea City are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 3/5 by Unibet. A victory for Rotherham United is valued at 11/2 by bet365 while a draw is set at 3/1 by William Hill.
Recent head to head
Swansea City are unbeaten in the last four matches against Rotherham United, claiming three wins in that run. While both teams battled to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in July, the Swans have won the last three meetings at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Players to watch
Joel Piroe remains the shining light for Swansea this season and is their leading scorer with 11 Championship goals. He usually leads the line for the Welsh side and could be backed to get on the score sheet on Monday at 6/4 with bet365.
Rotherham United have spread their goals across the team but Chiedozie Ogbene is often their biggest threat with his pace and movement. The attacker is the team’s leading scorer with six goals and is priced at 19/5 by William Hill to find the net on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been goals for both teams in three of their last four meetings and a similar outcome is priced at 10/11 with bet365. Rotherham United’s previous Championship fixture produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 5/2 with Betfred while over 2.5 goals is valued at 10/11 with Unibet.
A straight victory for Swansea is priced at minimal odds, so a win and over 2.5 goals can be considered for more value at 8/5 with 10bet.
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