Stoke vs Rotherham Prediction & Match Preview

Stoke vs Rotherham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).

Rotherham has five sets of ninety minutes ahead of them, to make or break their future. The team is in the relegation zone and has posted just 39 points from their 41 games so far. They have a mountain to climb this weekend to make any kind of progress. They have conceded the most number of goals in the competition, and have scored the least at home.

On top of that, they are taking a trip to one of the most infamous stadiums in England for the lack of goals by visitors. Stoke prides themselves on having a great defensive structure. They faced a setback in that regards by Swansea the last match-day. But fans would disregard it as a minor blip in the long run.

Stoke vs Rotherham Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last Rotherham won a tie was back in 2005.
  • Stoke has a scoring streak going on for the last four games.
  • Rotherham conceded two or more goals in the last two matches.
  • Only once has Stoke failed to find the back of the net at home.

Stoke vs Rotherham Prediction

Rotherham deserves its place in the relegation zone. The team was winless in 30 of their last 35 games, and embarrassingly in 22 of their last 23 on the road. Just the last match-day, the team lost 6-1 to Derby, away from home.

Stoke, on the other hand, was unbeaten in nine of their last ten fixtures, and last lost against this team in 2005. Moreover, Stoke is a comfortable mid-table squad, and is at home, whereas Rotherham is a relegation-battler, and on the road.

Going on, Rotherham is the only team to touch the 70-goal mark in conceded goals and has scored the least at home. Meanwhile, Stoke possesses a great defense, and especially at home. They have let in 18 goals so far in front of their home crowd, while the league-topper, Norwich, has let in 31. Also, Stoke kept six clean sheets from their last seven games.

A win to nil is the basic expectation from the hosts for this Saturday.

Stoke vs Rotherham Betting Tips

  • Stoke to Win @ 1.66 (2/3)
  • Stoke to Win to Nil @ 2.50 (3/2).