#blog-pager{clear:both;margin:30px auto;text-align:center; padding: 7px;} .blog-pager {background: none;} .displaypageNum a,.showpage a,.pagecurrent{padding: 3px 7px;margin-right:5px;background:#E9E9E9;color: #888;border:1px solid #E9E9E9;} .displaypageNum a:hover,.showpage a:hover,.pagecurrent{background:#CECECE;text-decoration:none;color: #000;} .showpageOf{display:none!important} #blog-pager .showpage, #blog-pager .pagecurrent{font-weight:bold;color: #888;} #blog-pager .pages{border:none;} - See more at: http://labstrikes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/add-calendar-style-date-widget-for-blog-post.html#sthash.Js2lbh9N.dpuf


Rotherham United heavy favourites for relegation with bookmakers

If Rotherham are going to have a successful season then they are going to have to do something they are used to - defying the odds.

The Millers are targeting mid-table in their second campaign in the Sky Bet Championship, but the bookmakers don't think they can do it as they are widespread favourites to be relegated.

The shortest odds of Steve Evans' men heading back to League One are 13/8 with Stan James and BetVictor, with 7/4 a popular price across the market.

The longest odds of relegation for the Millers is 9/5 with Ladbrokes. 

Charlton are second favourites for drop, with 9/4 their shortest odds while Derby and Middlesbrough are priced at 40/1 to go down.

Those of an even more pessimistic nature can find odds of 7/2 on the Millers finishing bottom, while Ladbrokes and BetVictor are being more generous and pricing them at 5/1.

A good start will be vital to making a mockery of the odds, but Sky Bet will give you 10/1 on them 

If you're wanting to put your money on Evans delivering survival again, then Sky Bet are offering odds of 4/7, which, naturally, are the longest odds available.

Derby, Boro and Hull are all priced at 1/250 to stay up.

One of the most exciting parts of the season will be the amount of Yorkshire derbies the Millers have, with Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds, Huddersfield and Hull all among their opponents.

And the Millers are 16/1 to finish as the highest-placed Yorkshire side, with BetBright, and 33/1 to with BetVictor.

If you are feeling particularly competitive with the local rivals, there are odds of 10/3 available on the Millers finishing above Sheffield Wednesday in the table. 

Despite the bookies' relegation certainties tag, the Millers are still aiming high and Evans said he wants a mid-table looking up finish, while chairman Tony Stewart went as far as saying a top-half finish is possible.

If you wanted to back the Millers to finish in the top 12 then Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/2.

For the second half of last season Matt Derbyshire operated at the same goals to game ratio as the Championship's top scorer Daryl Murphy, proving he can cut it at this level.

And the Millers striker is 66/1 to get the divisional golden boot, unbelievably the same price as Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Have the bookmakers got it right? And do Rotherham thrive with the underdogs tag?

Latest News




Copyright 2016