EFL Championship: Game Week 1
Stadium: New York Stadium
Rotherham and Swansea will be kicking off their 2022-23 campaign at New York stadium in game week one of the EFL Championship. Will we see a newly promoted Rotherham take the game to 15th placed Swansea last year or will Swansea make strides towards their Premier league promotions?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Rotherham United form
Rotherham United is coming into the Championship after one year of absence. They were promoted after an excellent performance and came second in the third division of English football comprising 24 teams. They have signed seven players so far in the transfer window. including two center forwards - Tom Eaves and Conor Washington. The Millers are coming off a great preseason with four wins and three draws from seven friendlies in Croatia. They looked good in all seven games and will be looking to extend their performance in the championship.
Rotherham United Predicted Lineup
Viktor Johansson (GK), Cohen Bramall, Cameron Humphreys, Richard Wood, Shane Ferguson, Oliver Rathbone, Dan Barlaser, Wes Harding, Chiedozie Ogbene, Ben Wiles, Tom Eaves.
Swansea City Form
Swansea had a relatively shorter pre-season with them playing only three games in which they managed to win two and draw one. They also have been active in the transfer market releasing five players and signing four. It will be Swansea's fifth consecutive year in the Championship and they will be hoping that this year they can move up the ladder and go into the cash-rich Premier League. Their Last trip to New York Stadium ended in a win and they will be looking to repeat the same.
Swansea City Predicted Lineup
Andy Fisher (GK), Ryan Manning, Joel Latibeaudiere, Kyle Naughton, Jay Fulton, Olivier Ntcham, Matt Grimes, Joe Allen, Joel Piroe, Michael Obafemi, Liam Cullen
- In the last five meetings between these two sides, Swansea has won four times while one game was won by Rotherham;
- Rotherham kept 23 clean sheets in the last season which is more than any team in the top four English leagues.
Expert betting tips
With a better and longer preseason, we are expecting Rotherham to come away with the victory. We are also expecting that this game will vary cagey as it's the first game of the season so very few goals will be scored. It will be a narrow win for Rotherham.
- Rotherham United to win for 2.59;
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.792;
- Digit 0 Will Be In The Score - Yes for 2