Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Paul Warne’s Millers are odds-on to win promotion to the Championship at Wembley, but our tipster fancies the Shrews to make a game of Sunday's final

Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United do battle in the League One play-off final on Sunday afternoon.

The Millers are 8/11 (1.73) with dabblebet to secure Championship football, as they did in this final four years ago, while their opponents are valued as slight outsiders at 21/20 (2.05).

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Rotherham are 13/10 (2.3) to achieve victory in 90 minutes, having won the last meeting between these sides 1-0 in February.

Shrewsbury finished the league campaign with eight more points, though, and are a tempting 11/5 (3.2) to establish superiority without needing extra-time.

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A draw, which has occurred in two of the last six meetings between these sides, is also 11/5 (3.2).

Team News

Shrewsbury will be without inspirational captain Abu Ogogo and attacking left-back Junior Brown, meaning Omar Beckles’ will continue at full-back.

Jon Taylor recovered quickly from a dead leg to feature in the second leg of Rotherham’s 4-2 aggregate semi-final victory over Scunthorpe.

Fellow wide man Ryan Williams also picked up a knock in the tie but should start here to aid the South Yorkshire side’s crossing game.

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Paul Hurst’s side have been victorious in 27 of their 48 League One games while Rotherham have lost 15 times - trends which indicate a 44 per cent chance of a repeat and 13 per cent higher than the odds imply.

The Shropshire outfit can be backed to win at 23/20 (2.15) with the draw no bet option, which will refund the stake should this match go into extra-time.

Preview and predictions

Shrewsbury tend to show more ambition after the break, having scored more second half goals than their opponents in three of their last five games.

They are a tempting 5/2 (3.50) to do so again, which we make our best bet.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Shrewsbury to win the second half 5/2 (3.5) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet 

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