Championship Midweek 13-15 April 2021

Just four midweek Championship matches taking place this week with poor Rotherham having to play Tuesday and Thursday after having to postpone a number of games due to COVID-19 breakouts at the club earlier in the season.

They are in a pretty precarious position as a result of this. Currently six points adrift of Coventry City so Thursday night’s game is critical as Coventry are the team directly above them.

With two wins though and their survival chance do change significantly. Rotherham’s first game is against 11th placed QPR who have 10 points from their last five matches so it doesn’t look too good and a defeat tonight then puts extra pressure on the Thursday game.

Rotherham are predicted to draw with QPR and the model hasn’t picked up Thursday’s game. It does however favour QPR for tonight’s game at 43% to win. Bookmakers look likely to have a draw as the most likely as well with 1% difference between the teams likely win chances.

Fellow relegation battlers Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday are also playing tonight but against teams in the playoff places. Swansea have just broken a losing streak of 4 games so will be expected to win against Wednesday and Bournemouth who play Huddersfield have four wins in a row. Bournemouth have a 53% chance of winning and as I type this are already winning 2-0!

The model includes Friday’s game but I’ll cover that on Friday. The model also includes Blackburn v Derby but that isn’t taking place this midweek.