Bookies favour Rotherham United

Millers Chairman Tony Stewart and manager Steve Evans
Millers Chairman Tony Stewart and manager Steve Evans

Rotherham finished behind Leyton Orient in League One on goal difference but as the Millers have lost just twice since New Year’s Day, they get the nod from bookies as the two sides prepare to face off at Wembley in a mouth-watering League One play-off final tomorrow.

Steve Evans’s men are 4/6 at BetVictor to gain promotion to the Championship and Paddy Power’s 7/5 favourites to do so over the course of the 90 minutes while their opponents are a 2/1 shot with Stan James to break United hearts by prevailing in normal time.

Inseparable in terms of points and also with a win apiece in the season’s two meetings, the pair will be well backed at 12/5 via bet365 to require extra-time, BetVictor post 17/5 against a score draw and it’s 6/1 courtesy of to be one-each.

Similarly, in what looks set to be a tight affair, Rotherham will appeal to some of their supporters at 8/11 in Skybet’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market but the more optimistic will note that the Millers have form and consistency on their side so bet365’s 3/1 about a victory for Evans’s troops by a one-goal margin might attract cash.

In a contest that’s odds-on at 8/11 (Stan James) to see both teams find the net, United appear decent value at 9/1 with BetVictor to defeat the O’s 2-1, just as they did at the New York Stadium in February and they’re also available at 3/1 via betway to again be in front at the end of each half.

The Londoners have found the net in their last seven outings and Rotherham have struck in six consecutive games so William Hill’s even money for the match to feature three or more goals seems generously-priced.

Stan James make the Millers 5/6 to grab the first of those goals and more specifically Ladbrokes believe Kieran Agard provides the main goal threat for Evans’s charges so the Rotherham front man is their 11/2 joint-favourite, alongside O’s attacker David Mooney, to break the deadlock.

Wes Thomas is a slightly heftier 13/2 (bet365) to put United 1-0 up but with a tentative start a distinct possibility, there’s every chance the opener will arrive later than the 28th an outcome BetVictor chalk up at 21/20.

Finally, for those fans sensing a dramatic afternoon at the national stadium, Paddy Power rate Rotherham at 10/1 to come out on top via the nail-biting tension of a penalty shootout.

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