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

08:00 BST 27/05/2018
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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).

Latest odds

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.

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.

Shrews to tame Millers?

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.

Shrewsbury to win the second half 5/2 (3.5) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet