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Rotherham United vs Sutton United on April 3, 2022 in the EFL Trophy – Odds & Prediction

Rotherham United vs Sutton United on April 3, 2022 in the EFL Trophy – Odds & Prediction

What better way for Rotherham United and Sutton United to face off for the very first time than in the final of the EFL Trophy?

The League One leaders are heavy favourites against the south London club – who are lingering in League Two’s mid-table – but form can often go out of the window when it comes to showpiece finals.

Rotherham have one EFL Trophy title to their name back in 1996, but, unsurprisingly, it’s Sutton’s first appearance in the tournament that is open to the 48 sides in the bottom two divisions of the English Football League.

Both sides have had a faultless run to this year’s final, winning all three of their group fixtures and battling through a combined five penalty shootouts in the knockout stages.

It will be a huge day for both fanbases inside Wembley Stadium, but who will escape with the trophy?

Continue reading for our expert football betting tips for the clash.

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Rotherham United to win to nil

Leading the way in League One, Rotherham will fancy dragging their form into the EFL Trophy final and picking up a rare piece of silverware.

The Millers have become a yo-yo team in between the Championship and League One over recent seasons, underlining their strength in a tournament consisting of just League One and League Two sides (and academy/U21 teams).

Their defensive record is also something boss Paul Warne will be leaning on in north London.

Rotherham have conceded just 10 times in their last 16 matches, keeping an impressive 10 clean sheets along the way.

Sutton United are currently in some muddy form, winning just one of their last five matches. Matt Gray’s side have some solid scalps to their name in this season’s tournament – namely Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic – but on the grandest of stages we’re not expecting the underdogs to bite.

We’re going for a tasty 15/8 (SportNation) – as well available with all of the reliable sports betting sites – for a Rotherham United to win to nil in the EFL Trophy final.

Rotherham United Form, squad news, opinion

Rotherham have fond memories of trips to the new Wembley Stadium.

The Millers secured promotion to the Championship via the League One playoff final in both 2014 and 2018, beating Leyton Orient and Shrewsbury Town to return to the second tier.

They look on course this season to make it the sixth season in a row bouncing between the Championship and League One, leading the way in the third tier by a point to Wigan Athletic.

However, their squad is looking pretty threadbare, with only one fit striker, Michael Smith, who has been playing with a toe injury.

Freddy Ladapo and Will Grigg are missing from the Millers frontline, as Paul Warne is once again forced to turn to youngster Josh Kayode for inspiration.

Another option is Chiedozie Ogbene who scored and assisted for Ireland against Belgium in the week – can the 24-year-old carry this form over to his club side?

Even with their mounting injury concerns, Rotherham sit 34 places above Sutton in the Football League and shouldn’t need to rely on excuses on Sunday afternoon.

Sutton United form, squad news, opinion

Sutton United manager Matt Gray cannot wait for the club's "big day out" on Sunday and there is little wonder why. In their first season as an EFL club the Yellows have navigated their way to a final.

Their league form has been impressive as well this campaign.

Sutton sit 10th in League Two following a consistent season in the fourth tier, with their home form at Gander Green Lane a huge reason for their season of real progression.

Gray’s side have lost just three of their 19 home matches in the league and kept four clean sheets in their five home matches in the EFL Trophy, a massive reason why they have been able to weave their way into the latter stages.

16 of their squad members have found the net at some point this season giving proof of a well-rounded and balanced outfit.

History

There’s nothing in the way of direct history between these two sides, with Sunday’s final set to be the first meeting between Rotherham and Sutton.

This shouldn’t be a surprise.

Sutton gain promotion to the Football League for the first time last season, so are competing in their maiden EFL Trophy, with some imminent success!

Rotherham won the EFL Trophy back in 1996, but have gone out in the Group Stage and Round 1 in their previous two seasons.

About the Venue

You’ve heard of Wembley Stadium, right?

Well, England’s national stadium has the pleasure of hosting this year’s EFL Trophy final, as the Millers travel south to north London, with Sutton United able to jump on the London underground.

There’s a 90,000 capacity inside Wembley Stadium and it will be welcoming fans for the first time since 85,000 turned up for Portsmouth v Sunderland in 2019, due to two crowd-less finals since due to Covid-19.

Wembley and the Millennium Stadium have shared hosting the EFL Trophy final since it’s second edition in 1985, with the first ever final – contested between Bournemouth and Hull City – taking place at Boothferry Park.

Conclusion

You’d be a fool to write off Sutton United’s chances on Sunday, but we’re feeling pretty foolish…

Sutton have looked a little travel sick at times this season and how they are able to adapt to the occasion of a Wembley final is a big question mark hanging over them.

Rotherham, on the other hand, have experience in good quantity and it shouldn’t be forgotten that they have been a Championship side for three of the past six seasons.

Despite their injury concerns, the Millers should be able to flex their muscles in north London relying on a solid base in defence.