Championship Betting Tips: The Lions to Roar at Rotherham

The first weekend of the Championship is always unpredictable.

Usually you can base your betting on form and data but, unsurprisingly, that's not available in the first gameweek.

So now that we have something to work with, albeit a small sample size, let's see how we do in the second gameweek.

Saturday 15:00

Millwall to beat Rotherham - 9/5 (Bet 365)

Millwall played out a drab 0-0 with Stoke on the opening weekend.

Neither side pulled up too many trees going forwards but they're two sides who are very good defensively and I expect them to be in or around the Playoffs come the end of the season.

It's worth pointing out Gary Rowett's side were without three key players in Ryan Woods, Mahlon Romeo and Troy Parrott.

Woods couldn't play against his parent club while Romeo was injured and played midweek in the Carabao Cup, so should be back for this game.

Troy Parrott looks to be touch and go for the Rotherham game but even if he plays or not, Millwall should be too good for the Millers.

They may have picked up a 1-0 win over fellow promoted side Wycombe, but they were second best for much of the game.

Wycombe really could have scored at least a couple before Michael Ihiekwe won it late on.

They struggled to create much going forwards against one of, if not THE poorest side in the division.

Coming up against a very solid Millwall defence, Rotherham will find it tough making chances.

I wouldn't put you off backing Millwall to win to nil (10/3 Bet 365).

Saturday 15:00

Luton draw no bet against Derby - 10/11 (Sky Bet)

Derby have started this season looking very poor going forwards.

Injuries to key men such as Martyn Waghorn and Tom Lawrence have left them short on quality in the final third, and that showed against Reading who beat them comfortably.

Things might improve with the signing of Polish attacker Kamil Jozwiak from Lech Poznan, but it remains to be seen if he'll make his debut at Kenilworth Road.

Either way, it's a lot to ask him to transform a side who have looked so unimaginative going forwards in the three competitive games the Rams have played so far.

Luton were admittedly fairly fortunate to beat Barnsley.

The Hatters scored from their only shot on target but looked much sturdier defensively than last season.

Nonetheless, Luton are riding the crest of a wave under Nathan Jones at the moment.

They've lost just once since his return and it shows no sign of stopping.

Against a far from impressive Derby side, 10/11 draw not bet looks good value.

Saturday 15:00

Brentford to win to nil against Huddersfield - 6/4 (Bet 365)

Brentford suffered a disappointing loss to Birmingham on the opening day, however it could have been a very different result.

The Bees dominated and had numerous chances which they should have put away.

They'll be desperate to make amends against a Huddersfield side who weren't as unfortunate to lose against Norwich.

The Terriers barely troubled Tim Krul all game and seemed more focused on scraping out a point.

It might be down to the quality of their forward options.

Josh Koroma started up front and he's yet to score a goal since being signed from non-league.

Either side of him were Adama Diakhaby, who's yet score in English football, and Juninho Bacuna, who's a centre midfielder.

It wouldn't surprise me if Huddersfield aim for a point again because I really struggle to see them scoring.

The Bees on the other hand will create chances, let's just hope they're wearing their shooting boots this time.

Also worth mentioning it's Brentford's first league game in their new stadium, which should give them a boost.


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