Bournemouth v Rotherham
Wednesday February 17, 20:15
Bournemouth fail to hearth at City Ground
Promotion-chasing Bournemouth failed to muster an effort on-target till damage time in an uninspiring 0-0 draw in opposition to Nottingham Forest on the City Ground on Saturday. The Cherries, who had knocked Premier League aspect Burnley out of the FA Cup 4 days earlier, had been largely cautious and subdued in a match that includes few clear-cut possibilities.
The greatest alternatives for Bournemouth each fell to Junior Stanislas, a curling strike that went simply large early on and a shot that was deflected previous the publish in stoppage time. Overall, the Dorset outfit conjured up simply 4 makes an attempt at objective however the stalemate at the very least extends their unbeaten run to three video games underneath interim boss Jonathan Woodgate.
Bournemouth had been additionally rocked by the early exit of skipper Steve Cook, who appeared to have picked up a groin drawback. Chris Mepham is predicted to return to the squad after lacking out on the weekend, while Jack Stacey may be in competition however Ben Pearson is taken into account uncertain after withdrawing early on the City Ground with an ankle damage.
Rotherham rested after weekend off
Rotherham return to motion for the primary time in every week after seeing Saturday’s fixture at residence to QPR postponed due to the adversarial weekend climate situations in South Yorkshire. The Millers will due to this fact be eager to bounce again following a late 2-1 reverse when welcoming resurgent Cardiff to their New York Stadium residence final Tuesday night time.
Coming into that Cardiff conflict, Rotherham had taken 13 factors of their earlier six video games to climb out of the relegation locations. Indeed, no aspect within the Championship had gained extra factors in 2021 than Paul Warne‘s troops, who as soon as once more impressed earlier than succumbing to a decisive strike simply 5 minutes from time within the snow, solely a second loss in seven outings.
Warne felt his aspect had deserved at the very least a share of the spoils for his or her efforts, saying: “I thought over the course of 95 minutes we didn’t deserve to lose. We come away disappointed but really proud of the way we played. To come away with nothing seems a bit harsh.” The guests are with out key midfield man Jamie Lindsay for the foreseeable.
Bournemouth and Rotherham are assembly within the second-tier for less than the fourth time within the golf equipment’ historical past. The duo performed out an pleasing 2-2 draw within the reverse fixture again in November and the Cherries come into this newest conflict unbeaten in six current conferences with the Millers (W4-D2-L0). However, the guests have gained right here as just lately as 2007.
Bournemouth 1.875/6 had been unbeaten in Championship motion till November however the Cherries struggled to discover consistency thereafter, main to Jason Tindall’s dismissal. The hosts have confirmed extra constant of their residence environment although, incomes 59% of their factors tally on the Vitality Stadium and boasting a stable W8-D3-L3 report right here.
Rotherham 4.904/1 have remained aggressive in 2020/21. Despite dropping over half of their 27 fixtures, Paul Warne’s underdogs have solely been overwhelmed by a two objectives or extra on 5 events. However, the Millers have discovered the going robust when taking up the league’s elite, posting W0-D1-L7 in opposition to top-seven sides, and 5 defeats in six on the top-10.
It’s been feast or famine for objectives backers following Bournemouth this season. A chunky 38% of Championship contests have concluded with fewer than two objectives, while a wholesome 34% of matches have featured 4 objectives or extra. With Rotherham seeing a minimal of three objectives in eight of their previous 9, Over 2.5 Goals is buying and selling at 1.814/5 on Wednesday.
With that in thoughts, I’m glad to take Bournemouth to win and Over 1.5 Goals at 2.1011/10 via the Sportsbook. Rotherham have conceded twice or extra in seven of eight conferences in opposition to top-seven opposition with two of their three away shutouts arriving in opposition to fellow bottom-six Championship sides this time period.