Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Stoke City make the trip to AESSEAL New York Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship tie with hosts Rotherham United.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Rotherham United v Stoke City match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Rotherham United will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Championship victory vs Derby County.
In that game, Rotherham United had 36% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Rotherham United was Jamie Lindsay (86'). At the other end, Derby County got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Paul Warne's Rotherham United have managed to score a sum total of 6 times in their preceding six outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games amounts to 8.
Ahead of this meeting, Rotherham United have not won against Stoke City in their previous 3 matches in the league.
Previously, Stoke City drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Blackburn Rovers.
In that game, Stoke City managed 46% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stoke City was Nick Powell (38'). At the other end, Blackburn Rovers got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. John Buckley (76') was the scorer for Blackburn Rovers.
The stats don’t lie, and Stoke City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. Defensively, The Potters seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Their previous form shows that Stoke City:
- haven't won against Rotherham United when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- remain undefeated by Rotherham United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 14/08/2004 shows us that Rotherham United have won 1 of these and Stoke City 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for The Millers and 9 coming from The Potters. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was Championship match day 9 on 31/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Stoke City 1-0 Rotherham United.
That day, Stoke City managed 45% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was James McClean (27').
For their opponents, Rotherham United got 7 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Darren Bond.
Team News: Rotherham United
Clark Robertson (Fractured Foot) and Chiedozie Ogbene (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Rotherham manager Paul Warne.
Team News: Stoke City
Thanks to a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Stoke City gaffer Michael O'Neill to be concerned with. Ryan Shawcross (Corona virus) misses out for this game. James Chester will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re inclined to think that Rotherham United might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Stoke City side who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Stoke City at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium (12,021)
Captain: Richard Wood
Chairman: Tony Stewart
Manager: Paul Warne
Competitions: Championship position 23
⭐ Key Player: Daniel Barlaser
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Daniel Barlaser was born in Gateshead, England. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 14 appearances.