Rotherham vs Stoke City
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: AESSEAL New York Stadium (Rotherham).
Rotherham and Stoke City are set to drop the curtain on the Matchday No 10 in Championship on Saturday evening at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Both teams will head into the game in low spirits caused by back-to-back defeats in recent outings. Will any of them be able to turn a corner with a result here?
The hosts made it four defeats in five games when they expectedly fell 1-0 away at Nottingham Forest last weekend. Even though they did nothing to threaten the Reds’ goal at The City Ground, the Millers offered a decent defensive showing holding the star-studded Nottm side to a goalless draw all up until the 86th minute when Lewis Grabban converted a penalty for the hosts.
Stoke City also played Aitor Karanka’s side and they were also on the losing end on Wednesday when Nottingham advanced into the fourth round of the League Cup past the Potters (3-2).
Rotherham vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
Interestingly, it’s Rotherham who have a positive head to head record in matches against the Potters (5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses).
The Millers were especially dominant in the history of meetings at AESSEAL New York Stadium where they picked up three wins and a draw in last four games.
However, we have to mention that it has been 13 years since these two likes last played each other in a league clash.
They last met in November 2008 in the League Cup match and Stoke came on top 2-0 on the occasion.
Rotherham vs Stoke City: Prediction
Rotherham may have one of the weakest group of players in the division on paper, but they’ve really done well on the home patch so far in the season. The Millers won four of five home games this season and they proved the defensive quality in a narrow loss to Nottingham Forest at The City Ground seven days ago.
The Potters, on the other side, allowed three goals in each of back-to-back losses to Blackburn Rovers and Nottm Forest. They shipped two or more goals in all of five away games in the season (three losses and two draws along the way).
The value is thus strong with Rotherham not to lose at 1.80 odds. Braver tipsters can try with Paul Warne’s men to bag two or more goals past the struggling defense of Stoke’s at 3.00 odds.
Rotherham vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Rotherham or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Rotherham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).