Bookies believe New York faithful will be heading to Wembley

Steve Evans applauds the fans after the first leg at Preston
Steve Evans applauds the fans after the first leg at Preston
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A 1-1 first leg stalemate at Deepdale means Rotherham United are in the driving seat in their League One play-off semi-final with Preston.

That’s according to bookmakers, Stan James making the Millers odds-on at 4/6 to get to Wembley and Skybet pricing Preston at 11/8 to stay in the promotion hunt.

Aided by home advantage, Steve Evans’s men are Ladbrokes’s 13/10 favourites to come out on top in normal time to secure their place in the final while the visitors are a 12/5 chance with BetVictor and it’s also 12/5, this time via bet365, for the tie to require extra time.

Following the inconclusive opening encounter that stalemate quote is set to attract cash, especially as both league encounters were all square, and many punters are unlikely to rule out another 1-1 scoreline, available on this occasion at 13/2 (BetVictor).

Alternatively, Stan James go 4/1 about the pair being inseparable at the end of each half, Winner.com mark 8/15 against Rotherham in their ‘Draw No Bet’ market and for the cautious factions among the Millers faithful, bet365 rate Evans’s charges at 19/50 to avoid defeat.

Nevertheless, buoyed by the fact that they were the better side in the first leg and were only pegged back by Joe Garner’s wonder-strike, Rotherham will surely fancy their chances and in what looks certain to be a tight, tense affair, they’re 3/1 courtesy of Paddy Power to emerge victorious by a one-goal margin on the night.

More specifically, BetVictor offer 15/2 about the Millers shading it 1-0, as they almost did last Saturday. Evans’s troops can be backed at 11/4 with betway to be in possession of a lead at the end of each half and they’re identically priced, this time at Stan James, to prevail ‘to nil’.

betway quote odds of 17/20 for the opener to be struck by a Millers player, in a match that’s 17/20 (bet365) to generate fewer than three goals.

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