Our recommended bet for Monday’s clash at the New York Stadium comes in the form of a Stoke City win and clean sheet against Rotherham United.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £36 with Betway.
A Rotherham United outfit desperate for a return to winning ways will act as hosts on Monday, December 26th, as Stoke City prepare to make the trip to the New York Stadium for a crunch clash in the battle against relegation from the Championship.
Rotherham, for their part, have endured an altogether tough time of things of late.
After looking as though they had gotten things firmly back on track courtesy of four points from an available six - including a victory over promotion-chasing Sheffield United - heading into the World Cup break, the Millers have since struggled since the return of English football two weeks ago.
First up came a disappointing two-goal defeat at the hands of Bristol City.
And this was followed last time out by a 2nd three-goal concession on the trot, on this occasion courtesy of West Bromwich Albion.
Rotherham, as a result, find themselves sitting 19th in the Championship table, just two points clear of the bottom three.
Safe to say, then, that a three-point haul on Boxing Day would go a long way towards easing the mounting nerves at the New York Stadium at present.
Such a result, though, is unlikely to prove a straightforward one to come by.
This comes with the Millers’ upcoming opponents having enjoyed an altogether more fruitful couple of weeks since returning from the international break.
Stoke, first, were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in a meeting with Cardiff City.
Then, last time out, the Potters made it two wins in four, thanking strikes from Liam Delap and Jacob Brown for a 2-1 triumph at Bristol City.
Such efforts have culminated in Alex Neil and co. distancing themselves from the relegation scrap.
In addition, Stoke’s win over Bristol saw the Potters leapfrog their upcoming hosts in the standings, now sitting 17th with 29 points on the board.
We at 101 are therefore backing Stoke to do enough once more on Monday, to emerge from the New York Stadium with all three points.