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The late kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship sees Rotherham welcome Stoke. Tom Carnduff has found a 20/1 best bet.


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1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime at 20/1

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Rotherham v Stoke (Sky Bet Championship, AESSEAL New York Stadium 1730 BST, Sky Sports Football)

The late kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship comes in South Yorkshire, where Stoke will once again hope to get going as they take on Rotherham.

The Potters sit in 18th in the standings, but they are a side who know where the net is having scored 12 goals already this season - that's the second-highest out of any side in the bottom 12.

They'll be hopeful of victory here, and while Benik Afobe will be the man they have their hopes on, there is real value in Erik Pieters' 20/1 price to score anytime.

Pieters is Stoke's third top scorer this season with two goals, and he is a player capable of adding to his tally, particularly in a game where Stoke will expect to be on top.

Both goals were very well taken, coming from the edge of the area and into the opposite side of the goal. His effort against West Brom being the most eye-catching as it flew into the top corner.

He is being priced up on the fact that he is a left-back, but if you watch those goals against the Baggies and Preston, you will see the advanced position he is in which allows his to have these opportunities to strike.

Stoke are also a side that like to attack down the left-side. 38% of their attacks have come from the left, more than any other area of that pitch.

62% of their shots have come from inside the box, the second-highest in the division, and if Pieters is getting himself into those areas then there is a real possibility that he can find the net.

In terms of the game itself, there is always the feeling that Stoke will turn it around at some point given the quality of their squad - but they have only managed two wins this season and both were followed with defeat.

The Millers are a strong outfit at home having picked up nine points from a possible 12, whereas Stoke's away record is one of the worst in the division having picked up just two points in four games.

The draw is available at a best price of 13/5 - which does look worth backing when you compare results in recent outings.

Score prediction: Rotherham 1-1 Stoke (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Best bet: Erik Pieters to score anytime at 20/1


Odds correct at 1450 BST (27/09/18)

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You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday

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Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.