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.
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 the Londoners are a 2/1 shot with Stan James to prevail 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 Winner.com to be one-each.
Nevertheless, those studying the stats 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.
Ladbrokes meanwhile, 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. The same firm go 7/4 about Agard notching at any stage, a bet made more appealing by the fact that he’s the Millers’ designated penalty taker.
Kieran Agard to score first – 11/2 (Ladbrokes)