Stoke City vs Millwall Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Stoke City vs Millwall Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Stoke stretched their unbeaten run to nine with their sixth draw in this period battling out a 2-2 with Aston Villa. City twice took the lead first through Joe Allen and then Benik Afobe but were pegged back and had to settle for a point.

Millwall saw their winless run stretched to seven as they went down 3-2 on the road to Preston last time out. Jake Cooper and Liam Gregory both netted with defeat harsh on the Lions who were on top according to the expected goals data.

These two sides last met in the 2007 FA Cup so it is hard to read too much into their head-to-head record. For what it is worth the Potters have won their last five and lost none of their last seven against their London opponents.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

A tendency to draw too many (six of their last nine) puts me off backing Stoke here despite playing a Millwall side without a win on the road this campaign. The Lions are scoring goals so might sneak a point but I would look elsewhere for the bets.

Tom Ince and Joe Allen are both in good scoring form at home and I like the look of the latter to net at any time while I could not put you off the other one. Lee Gregory has two in two and he looks worth a play.

 

Joe Allen to net at any time

Lee Gregory to net at any time

 

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

Stoke City have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Millwall

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Millwall Form Guide

Millwall Team Logo

Millwall

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-01-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-01-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

FA Cup

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-02-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Stoke City Preview

The Potters nine game unbeaten run has seen them start to climb the table though they need to turn some of the draws into wins. They sit in 11th five places and five points behind Middlesbrough  in sixth.

At the Bet365 Stadium, the Staffordshire side are unbeaten in their last four winning the two previous ones. Tom Ince has two in the last two at home while Joe Allen has two in the previous three.

Stoke would be as high as sixth in the table if the Championship was based on the scores after 45 minutes. Just 11 of the 29 goals that they have scored have come before the interval.

 

Stoke City Team News

Ibrahim Afellay (knee) is a doubt but Peter Etebo can return after a three game suspension.

Millwall Preview

The Lions are winless in their last seven picking up just three points in total and they look set for a relegation battle this season. They sit 22nd at which is third bottom are behind Reading on goal difference.

Away from the Den, they are without a win this season having played 11 times and drawing three of these. Each of the last three on the road and five of their last six have seen both teams net and gone over 2.5 goals.

Millwall are not quick starters and have been ahead just four times going into the break and just once when looking at road games. Just nine of the 28 league goals they have scored have come in the opening half.

 

Millwall Team News

Shaun Williams (unknown) is a doubt while Tom Bradshaw (knee) will miss the rest of the season.

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

Millwall Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 vs Millwall Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
22 CM Sam Clucas 178 74
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
19 CF Saido Berahino 180 77
7 LF Thomas Ince 178 66
11 RF James McClean 180 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jordan Archer 186 80
3 RB James Meredith 179 71
5 CD Jake Cooper 193 85
4 CD Shaun Hutchinson 186 78
12 LB Mahlon Romeo 178 73
11 RM Shane Ferguson 178 65
28 CM Ryan Leonard 185 84
7 LM Jed Wallace 178 69
18 CM Ryan Tunnicliffe 177 75
9 CF Lee Gregory 188 80
19 CF Tom Elliott 193 86