Rotherham v Bristol City - Saturday 15:00
Alan Stubbs is under pressure already at Rotherham, a brutal second-half demolition by neighbours Barnsley a fortnight ago exposing the short-term frailties of a wholesale transition from lesser-weight pragmatism to an expansive, possession-based approach. The Millers held their own for 45 minutes at Oakwell but once again crumbled as soon as they conceded.
The habit of conceding goals in quick succession can be a hard one to break and though we should expect Stubbs to have his troops suitably fired-up by way of response here, any improvement might not be sustainable over the full 90 minutes. Split a point between the Rotherham/Draw and Rotherham/Bristol City half time/full time outcomes at 17/1 and 28/1 respectively.
The Robins have already come from behind at the interval to claim maximum points twice this season, including the 3-1 win over Aston Villa last time out, and it's a trend that exposes the pros and cons of having Lee Johnson as your manager. There's no doubt he is a talented manager but his desire to tinker with tactics can produce erratic results.
As if to emphasise Johnson’s experimental nature, he deployed left back Joe Bryan as an attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 system against Roberto Di Matteo’s men and the 22-year-old local lad came up trumps with what proved to be the decisive second goal. If he continues in that role, then the 8/1 available on him to score anytime is simply too big.