Rotherham United vs Stoke City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rotherham United vs Stoke City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday evening (17:30) fixture features two sides in the bottom eight of the Championship and is live on Sky Sports.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham suffered their second successive defeat last weekend as they went down 1-0 away at Nottingham Forest.  Although United can have few complaints about the result they can take heart from the way they restricted the hosts to a handful of chances.

Stoke continued their tough start to the season by going down 3-2 at home to Blackburn despite goals from Saido Berahino and Tom Ince.  In midweek, they were eliminated from the League Cup by Forest 3-2 with Berahino again netting while Benik Afobe also found his way on to the scoresheet.

These two sides have not met since a League Cup battle in 2008 and in the league since 2004 so it is hard to read anything into their head-to-head record.  For what it is worth the Potters have won just one of their last five against the Millers.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Although I can see why Stoke are favourites I would not be wanting to back them at such short odds against a team who have won three of four at home while they themselves have not won on the road this season.

Although, not big scorers each of the four teams the Potters have played on the road have scored twice and with the defence in a mess I think the Millers can be backed in a few goals markets.  Take them to net first and that the first goal they will score will come before 62:00.

Rotherham to score the first goal

Rotherham to score before 62:00

 

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 9 games played against Stoke City

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 9 games played against Rotherham United

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 7 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

02-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers have won just one of their last three and two of their last seven as they are finding life back in the Championship tough.  They are though out of the relegation spots currently sitting in 19th and have three of their next four at home.

At the New York Stadium, they have picked up all nine of their points with victories over Derby, Ipswich and Millwall.  Their three victories all came by the same 1-0 scoreline while their sole defeat was a 3-2 loss to Hull.

Rotherham have just netted six times this season which along with Ipswich is the lowest scoring attack in the division with no player having netted more than once.  They have shipped 14 goals this season though at home this is just three goals.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Clark Robertson (groin) and Darren Potter (Achilles) are doubts while Sean Raggett (back) will not be back before Christmas.

Stoke City Preview

The Potters are in and out of form at the moment with two victories, two draws and one defeat from their last five.  They sit in 18th with nine points and face three of their next four against teams in the bottom eight.

Away from the Bet365 Stadium, they are still seeking their first victory with defeats at West Brom and Leeds and draws at Sheffield Wednesday and Preston.  Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals has been a feature of each of their four on the road.

Stoke have a mid-level goals return for the season netting 12 in nine with Benik Afobe leading the way with four.  Their defence has been a mess and only Preston (18) have conceded more than the 16 they have shipped.

 

Stoke City Team News

Mame Biram Diouf (hamstring) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee) are doubts while Sam Clucas (knee) and James McClean (broken arm) are expected to miss a few weeks.

Rotherham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rotherham United vs Stoke City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
28 LB Billy Jones 181 77
17 CM Ryan Manning 172 66
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
13 CM Richard Towell 173 70
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
22 RF Joe Newell 180 71
23 LF Ryan Williams 173 69
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
8 CM Oghenekaro Etebo 174 74
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
19 RF Saido Berahino 180 77
7 LF Thomas Ince 178 66