Shrewsbury vs Rotherham: Town to shade League One play-off final

Shrewsbury vs Rotherham: Town to shade League One play-off final

Kick Off: 1500, 27/05/2018

Stadium: Wembley

TV: Sky Sports

Shrewsbury and Rotherham are evenly matched on head-to-head meetings this season but Town’s overall form gives them the edge in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

Each team secured narrow victories away from home when they clashed during the regular season and both were worthy semi-final winners.

However, the Shrews finished eight points clear of United and threatened to challenge Wigan and Blackburn for automatic promotion for much of the campaign.

We’re kicking off our Shrewsbury vs Rotherham betting predictions by snapping up Evens for Town to eventually go up to the Championship.

A Look At Shrewsbury Town’s Betting Odds

Shrewsbury came through a tricky tie against Charlton in rock-solid fashion, beating the Addicks 1-0 in both legs.

Joe Nolan was on target at The Valley and then on-loan Norwich striker Carlton Morris reached double figures for the season in the return fixture.

Manager Paul Hurst felt his side were full value for their 2-0 aggregate victory, commenting after the second leg: “I thought we looked a good side again.

“Some scary moments, probably heightened by the crowd and the occasion, but overall I don’t think there’s any doubt that the best team over the two games has gone through.”

Morris will have a point to prove against Rotherham after spending some time at that club last term, while Hurst will be even more fired up when facing the club he played over 400 matches for.

Looking at the Shrewsbury vs Rotherham odds, we like 9/5 for Town to prevail in normal time.

A Look At Rotherham United’s Betting Odds

Rotherham finished the regular season strongly with four wins in six games and beat Scunthorpe 4-2 on aggregate in the play-offs.

The Millers twice surrendered a lead in a 2-2 draw at Glanford Park, but were more clinical when winning 2-0 at New York Stadium.

Goals either side of half-time by Richard Wood and Will Vaulks kept United on course for a quick return to the Championship after they were relegated last season with a record low points total.

Head coach Paul Warne said: “We’ve put smiles on people’s faces and now we’re finishing with a trip to Wembley. We can just have a real go and hopefully make the town proud.”

Warne was a team-mate of Hurst’s for several years during their playing days and will relish the chance to do battle as managers on such a big stage.

However, we just feel that the Millers are more prone to defensive slips and that could be crucial in a tight tussle.

Let’s add 10/1 for Town to win 2-1 to our Shrewsbury vs Rotherham betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

SHREWSBURY 1-0 Charlton – Carlton Morris

ROTHERHAM 2-0 Scunthorpe – Richard Wood, Will Vaulks

Head-to-head: Shrewsbury 0-1 Rotherham, Rotherham 1-2 Shrewsbury

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