Stoke City are heading for an unspectacular end to the campaign and the team takes on Rotherham at the Bet365 Stadium this weekend. Stoke are set to finish without any relegation or promotion worries, but it is a disappointing season for the Potters, who started out with the ambition of returning to the Premier League. Rotherham, meanwhile, are still in a position to avoid the drop and bring in the likes of Millwall, Reading, or Wigan into the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City lost for the first time in 10 league outings after Swansea were able to grab a 3-1 victory. There was not much hope for Stoke City, who played with nine men for most of the second half.
Rotherham were beaten by in-form Aston Villa at home during the midweek action. The 2-1 home defeat was the third loss in the last four matches for Paul Warne’s men.
Stoke were able to manage a 2-2 draw with Rotherham in the reverse fixture at the New York Stadium. This will be Rotherham’s first trip to the Bet365 Stadium in more than a decade, as their last meeting on this ground was for the League Cup. Our betting tips and predictions would pick a victory for Stoke City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City lack motivation and some key players for this match. After having worked to a great extent in the second half against Swansea, Stoke are likely to have some tired legs. Rotherham had a day less to recover for this match, but the club have the motivation of trying to get three points and avoid relegation. Rotherham have picked up just one away win this season and the team has almost drawn 50% of their games this season. Our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City win odds: 1.75
Rotherham United win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Rotherham have shipped over 2 goals on average in the recent six matches. Stoke’s biggest problem has been goalscoring even now and the team has registered a paltry return of two goals. The 39 goals scored by Stoke happen to be the third lowest tally this season with only Ipswich and Bolton registering fewer goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There may have been a four-goal thriller in the reverse fixture back in September, but the stakes are very important for Rotherham coming into this match. Warne’s men will try to get as many points in this away match, while Stoke may not have much motivation for a victory. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Michael Smith is the second highest scorer for Rotherham this season as he has managed six goals. The 27-year-old has been able to get just one goal in his last 10 games, but he leads the line for Warne’s men. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Smith.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Michael Smith at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
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