Millwall travel to newly promoted Blackburn Rovers

Millwall will play their first Championship away match on Saturday as they travel up to Lancashire looking to put their opening match to rest last Saturday after suffering the indignation of letting a comfortable lead disappear in the dying moments.

Kick off time at Ewood Park is 15:00 UK time (16:00 Malta time and CET) as both Blackburn and Millwall go into the match both looking for their first win of the season.

Last Saturday on the opening day of the season Millwall let a decisive 2-0 lead fade away in the dying minutes as Middlesbrough somehow managed to dig themselves out of a hole and salvage a remarkable 2-2 draw.

Things had started so well for the Lions in the seasons curtain raiser and it looked like possible revenge for the Lions due to the away team ending Millwall’s chances of a play off spot last season.

Middlesbrough started sweetly and had a couple of half chances in the opening ten minutes, however the opening goal came at the other end with just over 11 minutes played when a low cross was whipped over from the Millwall right and Aiden O’Brien cracked home from close range to give the Lions an early lead.

With Boro still under pressure, the Lions strove to ram home their advantage and Jake Cooper wasn’t far off target with a powerful header when meeting a left-wing corner.

It got better for Millwall with 36 minutes played when Aden Flint underpowered a back header, Lee Gregory intercepted and at the second attempt, keeper Darren Randolph having stopped the first effort, tapped in from close range to notch his first of the season.

So at the Den Millwall were 2-0 up at half time and anybody taking my half time betting tip of leading 2-0 at the halfway point would now be €69.00 better off.

A lively first half had the fans of both teams on their feet in a season-opener that was played under a baking sun.

Millwall came out for the second half looking for a third and when Lee Gregory and Steve Morrison combined to miss a sitter, Boro manager Tony Pulis had seen enough and brought on the cavalry from the bench.

It worked as Boro finally found a way through with three minutes of normal time remaining when a deep cross from Wing caused problems deep in the Millwall box. Tavernier pounced and pulled a short ball back to Martin Braithwaite who tucked in from close range.

With just over six minutes of added on time played a long throw from Shotton wasn’t cleared and in a scramble at the back post George Friend stretched to turn in the equaliser to shatter Millwall’s day.

Blackburn also started their season off in similar style with a 2-2 draw away at Ipswich Town where the home team also equalised in stoppage time.

Rovers fell behind early on when Gwion Edwards headed in Freddie Sears’ cross. But Danny Graham poked in the equaliser after Ipswich failed to clear a free-kick, before Bradley Dack slotted home from Derrick Williams’ pass. Blackburn were the better team on the afternoon but just like Millwall had done down in south London they let all the good work go to waste as Edun’s cross drifted over the Rovers defence and beyond keeper David Raya to spark wild scenes from the Tractor Boys fans.

Seeing Saturday’s games it has to be said Blackburn were a bit brutal in the tackle. With both teams looking relatively unsure at the back it could be another goal fest at Ewood Park. Expect chances galore.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for their first away game of the campaign then you can have a bet at this link.

With Millwall likely to score a 20 Euro bet on Millwall to win 2-1 is priced at 9.8 so could win you a potential €196.00.

Another good wager is the total number of goals in the match. Over 3.5 goals in the game is 3.75 so if you place 30 Euros you can possibly win €112.50.

 

 

*odds subject to change

Millwall Entertain Middlesbrough

Millwall will commence the season at the New Den on Saturday as they entertain Middlesbrough looking to begin the season on a high against their north east rivals.

Having lost out on the final game of last season to miss the play off places, confidence in the Lions camp will be high and then will be looking to continue where they left off having enjoyed a wonderful set of results in 2018. Despite this, weariness took the puff out of the Millwall express in the last few games as they almost pulled off a major shock in making the play offs having been stuck in the bottom half of the table for the first 5 months of the campaign.

Kick off is 15:00 UK time (16:00 Malta time) and is one of eight games on Saturday in the Championship due to begin at this time with only Sheffield United v Swansea starting at 17:30 UK time on the opening weekend of the season.

For all Millwall’s great football and results in 2018 they failed at the last hurdle at the end of April when playing their play off rivals Middlesbrough whom they entertain at the Den on Saturday. They were soundly beaten 2-0 in a match sadly that saw a number of crowd disturbances. The brilliantly named Britt Assombalonga scored in the first half and Jonny Howson in the second to heap misery onto the Millwall fans. In reality, Middlesbrough were on hand to put the final nail in the coffin of Millwall’s fragile hopes of providing an extraordinary season for the Lions. Millwall if truth be told never really got going in the match as the home team attacked with patience and a decent formation.

Still it was a brilliant season in retrospect for the Lions and it was unfortunate the game was marred at full time when dozens of home supporters ran onto the pitch and started goading Millwall fans in the away end. Plastic bottles were thrown by both sets of fans as stewards tried to avoid confrontation and it took about 10 minutes for police to restore order as the situation became heated.

In 2018 celebrating 25 years at the Den, Millwall have had a big clear out in the summer discarding 10 players including Tim Cahill their Aussie legend, Tom King  and Noah Chesmain to Colchester United. Only two new players have been brought in, Tom Amos from Bolton and Murray Wallace from Scunthorpe United.

Middlesbrough have toughened up their defence with centre backs Paddy McNair and Aden Flint arriving while they have got rid of Patrick Bamford to Leeds United, Fabio to Nantes in France and Antonio Barragan to Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga.

Middlesbrough finished off last season in 5th place but were knocked out in the play offs in the semi finals where they looked totally lacking in any sort of rhythm and were deserved of their defeat 1-0 on aggregate where Aston Villa shut up shop.

For Millwall their eventual position was a more than commendable 8th. They lacked more goals than anything else with only 56 from their 46 games. They only conceded 45 goals so the defence were doing their jobs but a statistic of 19 wins was excellent.

For the ‘Brough 22 wins in their campaign was a wonderful return for the season but with the money spent the previous summer they were hoping for an immediate return to the Premiership.

Millwall will be looking for a partial revenge on Middlesbrough effectively ending their season in April and will have their tails up. Whether they have enough new players is a different question.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the first game of the campaign then you can have a bet at this link.

With Millwall great early in games in 2018 a 20 Euro bet on Millwall to lead at half time is 3.45 and brings in possible winnings of 69 Euros.

Another intriguing wager is Millwall at 1.98 to score first so if you place 40 Euros you can possibly win €79.20.

*odds subject to change

Millwall stars take on the Energybet Football Challenge

Check out these videos and test your football knowledge as Milwall stars go head to head to win the EnergyBet Football challenge.
 
First to take on the Energybet Football challenge is Australian James Meredith who will be part of their squad for this summers tournament.
 
James takes on Ben Marshall who was the on loan star of last season for Millwall.
 
See how many questions you get right and who wins between James & Ben.
 

 
Next up goalkeeper David Marshall and ex Millwall player Jimmy Carter go head to head to test their football knowledge and skills in the Energybet challenge.

 
Check out this fun and interactive video and see who comes out on top.
 
Test your football knowledge and reply with how many you get right and tag a mate who would like to watch this.
 

Millwall stars give their expert opinions and tips on Russia 2018

Millwall’s James Meredith who made the Australia squad for the World Cup gives his view on this summers tournament and who will be the likely winners.

While on loan star of last season Ben Marshall shares a patriotic opinion on how England will get on in Russia, plus who will be top goalscorer.

Ben also gives his prediction for the key match when England face Belgium in their final group match.

Check out the video and place your world cup Outright bets here.

And for the match betting on England v Belgium, you can find all the markets here.

Next up is Millwall Goalkeeper David Marshall & Ex player Jimmy Carter sharing their expert views on the tournament in Russia.

They both give good opinions on how England may perform, plus confident selections on who will lift the trophy in July.

If you fancy backing their selections then follow this link  here.

Millwall fans live out their dreams

As proud partner of Millwall FC, we were able to invite 28 Millwall fans who deposited and bet with Energybet to play a 90 minute match on the pitch at The Den.

These fans got to experience the feeling of entering the changing room and seeing a shirt with their name on the back and walking out to the same tune the first team do on match day.

Before that, all the lads got the go through a tough warm up to get the muscles ready for the actual game.

To add to the excitement ex Millwall player Gary Alexander was present who played a half on both teams and his class showed in the first half leading the ‘home’ team to a 5-0 lead.

The scoreline could have been a lot different if it was not for the goalkeeper, who was obviously inspired by the occasion and made a string of top class saves in both halves giving him a well-deserved man of the match award.

The match was played in good spirit by all the fans and was a great event for UK Representative of Energybet Russell Yershon to host with Play With A Legend.

Here are a few quotes by fans who played in the game:

Quote from Glenn Siddons:

“What a fantastic night, it was so well organised, really was special which was made even better as my little man was allowed on the pitch n that!”

Quote from Asa Mckenzie:

“Its Friday, 4 days on and I still just wanna hug you and say thank you 1000 times…… I may always feel like this….”

Quote from Tommo MFC:

“Can not thank you guys enough, had a great night, a memory I’ll never forget”

Millwall Entertain Villa In Final Championship Game

Millwall will finish the season at the New Den on Sunday as they take on Aston Villa knowing they are have little or no chance of making the play offs in the last round of games in the Championship. With Aston Villa already guaranteed their play off spot Millwall will need to win huge to allow the south Londoners in with any chance of making the play off semi finals and hope the teams around them fail dismally.

Kick off is yet another strange time as the Lions find themselves in one of the early Sunday games. All teams have to play their last matches at the same time to ensure the playing field is equal for all teams and there are no advantages. So all the afternoon group of matches will kick off at 1.30pm UK time (2.30pm CET and Malta time).

For all Millwall’s great football and results in 2018 they failed at the last hurdle last weekend when playing their play off rivals Middlesbrough they were soundly beaten 2-0 in a match sadly that saw a number of crowd disturbances.

Having lost to a clinical Fulham ended Millwall’s 17 game unbeaten Championship league run to dent the Lions’ Championship play off bid the previous week Middlesbrough were on hand to put the final nail in the coffin of Millwall’s fragile hopes of providing an extraordinary season for the Lions. Millwall if truth be told never really got going in the match as the home team attacked with patience and a decent formation. As Millwall will look back at picking up one point only from their last 3 games it mustn’t be forgotten that the turnaround in the teams fortunes from the end of December 2017 has been outstanding.

The visitors from the capitol knew that nothing less than a victory against the 5th placed team would do but Millwall were strangely tame. Like a spud gun that ran out of potatoes. The excellent Britt Assombalonga showed good composure to fire the hosts in front before the break and then Millwall were at sixes and sevens as a defensive cock up between Lions goalkeeper Jordan Archer and defender Jake Cooper allowed Jonny Howson to easily slot in a second.

Defeat means Millwall’s top six hopes now rely on them beating Aston Villa by a cricket score and Preston not winning and Derby being defeated by a pretty heavy margin. Let’s face it, it’s been a brilliant season in retrospect for the Lions but they are not going to make the play offs.

Unfortunately the game was marred at full time when dozens of home supporters ran onto the pitch and started goading Millwall fans in the away end. Plastic bottles were thrown by both sets of fans as stewards tried to avoid confrontation and it took about 10 minutes for police to restore order as the two groups tried to get at each other.

Sunday’s fixtures for the two teams is almost irrelevant for both teams with Millwall out of play off contention and the Midlanders Villa already sure of a secured 4th spot and a potential match most probably against Middlesbrough who are 3 points clear of Derby County and with a better goal difference in 5th.

So although In the corresponding Millwall v Aston Villa game up in the Midlands on the 9th of December Millwall grabbed a decent point off Steve Bruce’s men in a less than entertaining 0-0 draw Millwall produced a lot of bottle and put in the hard work.

On Saturday, Cardiff’s win at Hull ended Villa’s hopes of automatic promotion but Lewis Grabban fired in from close range with 6 minutes to play to earn Villa a point. It will remain to be seen if Bruce rests players ahead of the forthcoming play off confrontations which it is likely he will to avoid injuries so Millwall could be set up for a victory here.

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Millwall Travel to North East in Must Win Game

Millwall will travel up to the North East on Saturday as they take on Middlesbrough in another huge weekend game in the Championship. With both teams looking for a play off spot they both know this is a must win game for Millwall to keep the south Londoners in with any chance of making the play off semi finals.

Kick off is another strange time as the Lions find themselves in a late Saturday match on TV from 17.30pm UK time (18.30pm CET and Malta time).

Millwall came a cropper at the last weekend when playing on the Friday night match again for TV. They were stuffed with aplomb by a raging Fulham outfit in pristine form in 3rd place looking for one of the two automatic promotion positions. Lions were undone 3-0 by their London neighbours in a derby game that showed just why Fulham are doing so well as of late.

A cynically clinical Fulham ended Millwall’s 17 game unbeaten Championship league run to dent the Lions’ Championship play-off bid. Millwall were the better of the two teams in the first half but couldn’t score that crucial first goal to settle the tense atmosphere of the home fans at the New Den in front a tremendous 17,614 attendance. Jake Cooper’s header was touched on to the bar and George Saville’s effort was disallowed because of an earlier foul.

The second half belonged to Fulham from the off as the Millwall defence fell asleep to allow 17 year old rising star Ryan Sessegnon to notch just after the restart. Trust me this guy is going to be a huge star. A Kevin McDonald’s screamer made it 2-0 ten minutes later and the crowd were visibly shaken as Fulham dominated and it was no surprise when Aleksandar Mitrovic found the top corner late on to bring a dose of reality back to the Lions.

Victory extended the Cottagers’ own unbeaten streak to 22 games, stretching back to 16 December, but this felt like one of their most impressive and important before Fulham’s next game, against relegated Sunderland on Friday, 27 April.

Following Fulham, Saturday’s opponents don’t come any harder for Millwall either as Middlesbrough are sitting in 5th and Millwall who dropped a place over the weekend and dropped out of the play off positions are in 7th. After this game there is only one final game for both teams so each could scupper the others play off hopes with victory in the evening kick off as the table looks like this with just this weekends games and the final matches for all teams next weekend.

5th Middlesbrough       72 pts

6th Derby                     71 pts

7th Millwall                 69 pts

8th Brentford               68 pts

The problem for Millwall is they have a far inferior goal difference to both Middlesbrough and Derby so a win is the only target Millwall can focus on.

Middlesbrough did the Lions a favour on Saturday with a 2-1 away win at Derby as the Rams started brightly but trailed at the break to Muhamed Besic’s strike after 20 minutes.

Britt Assombalonga slotted in a second for the north east team after good work by Adama Traore before David Nugent’s late penalty brought hope of an equaliser, but Derby could not avoid a third successive defeat. Derby overtook Millwall in the table on Tuesday though as they thumped 2nd placed Cardiff 3-1 to bring that particular run to a conclusion.

In the corresponding Millwall v Middlesbrough game at the New Den, Jed Wallace and George Saville scored first-half goals to give Millwall a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough have only drawn 9 of their 44 games this season while Millwall have won 6 of their last 9 so it is probable there will be a positive result either way. Let’s hope Millwall can continue their outstanding 2018 away form. It will prove to be an absorbing if tense match either way.

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With Millwall great with their away form they are priced at a mouth watering 4.00 to win at Middlesbrough so a 20 pounds bet brings in possible winnings of £80.

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London Derby For In Form Teams

Millwall will slug it out at the New Den in the all London derby game as they take on Fulham on Friday night in the big weekend game of the Championship. Kick off is another strange time as the Lions find themselves in an early weekend match from 19.45pm UK time (20.45pm CET and Malta time).

Both teams are on fire at the moment with the best records of 2018 in the Championship and this match promises to be a cracker. Fulham found it hard going on Saturday as they played out a 1-1 scoreline in another London derby this time with near neighbours Brentford. The draw left them 3rd in the table in a rare slip up that has usually seen them demolish the opposition at Craven Cottage. Millwall also come off the back of a 1-1 draw away at play off chasing Sheffield United in a thrilling end to end game up in Yorkshire.

I mentioned last week that every match is just like a cup final for the south London team at the moment and the Sheffield United game was another. Mind you so is the Fulham game in a third v sixth place scenario. If I told you Millwall’s run in got any easier i’d be lying. Following 3rd placed Fulham they travel to 5th placed Middlesbrough and the last Championship game of the season sees them at home to 4th placed Aston Villa. How’s that for a tough ride home but one thing Millwall have been this season particularly from the start of the year is resilient.

Yet again in 2018, Millwall allowed the opposition the better percentage of possession, soaking up wave after wave of Sheffield United attacks and then attacked on the counter. To put it into context Millwall had only 37% of the ball but it was an end to end rip roaring draw that both managers were pleased with as it keeps United in with a chance of the play offs. Sheffield United remain in 9th place only 3 points behind the Lion’s although with a poorer goal difference.

In the corresponding Millwall v Fulham game at Craven Cottage in late November an Oliver Norwood penalty on the stroke of half time sealed a 1-0 win and 3 points for the home side. It was Northern Ireland midfielder’s fourth goal of the season and earned Slavisa Jokanovic’s side only a second victory at Craven Cottage on November 25th 2017, and a first since September. Norwood’s 45th-minute spot-kick also consigned Millwall to a sixth match without a victory,

Home turf could be so vital to the Lions this time around with Fulham having played 17 Championship games in 2018 and won 13 of them drawing the other 4 but Millwall have of course been on scintillating form themselves also unbeaten in 2018. Boy oh boy can Fulham bang ‘em in with 73 goals already from their 43 games, mind you they can be lacking a bit at the back as they have conceded 42 goals.

Fulham like to score late in their games with 38 goals arriving in the last half hour whilst Millwall are the early goal kings of the main 4 divisions. Whoever could get their noses ahead could steal the points here.

Current Facts:

  • Millwall now unbeaten in 17 games.
  • Millwall’s last 7 games have seen 5 wins and 2 draws.
  • Fulham have only scored 2 goals in their last 3 matches.
  • Ryan Sessegnon is top scorer for Fulham with 14 goals.
  • George Saville and Lee Gregory both lead the Millwall scoring charts with 10 apiece.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the game then you can have a wager at this link.

With Millwall great in the opening stages of games then for the Lions to lead at half time is a decent price of 3.60 so a £20 bet will see possible winnings of £72.00.

Millwall and Fulham to draw after 90 minutes is also a good bet and is priced 3.45 so if you place 10 Euros you can possibly win £34.50.

Millwall Looking To Kill Off United’s Premiership Hopes

Millwall will travel to the north again on Saturday evening to play Sheffield United with the knowledge a victory could put them firmly in the play off positions and a defeat for Sheffield United could see their own dreams of Premiership football disappear before their eyes in Yorkshire. Kick off is another Saturday early shift for the Lions from 1pm UK time (2pm CET and Malta time).

Every match is just like a cup final for the south London team at the moment. On Tuesday they dipped into the play off places for the first time this season as they overwhelmed a dreary Bolton by two goals to nil.  As the express train that is Millwall roared north into Greater Manchester the Lion’s knew that a win would keep the pressure firmly on 6th placed Middlesbrough who are having an inconsistent spell at the current time.

Tom Elliott who hasn’t exactly been on goalscoring fire for the Lions chose an opportune time to score his first goal since January when opened the scoring for the visitors ten minutes before the end of the first half that had seen a cagey start at the Macron Stadium. Both both teams had too much to lose to give anything away. Elliott headed in after launching into a well directed Ben Marshall cross at the back post.

Millwall doubled their lead after Mahlon Romeo dribbled the ball from deep within his own half that saw him run 70 metres before squaring for Marshall, who smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

As per usual in 2018, Millwall allowed the opposition the better percentage of possession, soaking up wave after wave of Bolton attacks and then attacked on the counter. To be fair Bolton were lacking authority and looked toothless. The defeat leaves Bolton one point above the Championship relegation zone and a worrying few weeks ahead for the Trotter’s fans.

Millwall fans in comparison saw Neil Harris’ side climb into the top six for the first time this season, a remarkable rise for a team who were 15th when they were last beaten in December of last year. A remarkable turn around for the team who remember were only promoted last year from Division 1 from the play offs. Could it be two play off promotions on the bounce?

Saturday’s opponents are Sheffield United who are in 9th place only 3 points behind the Lion’s although with a poorer goal difference. The Yorkshire outfit still harbour thoughts of getting into the play offs themselves and did Millwall a huge favour with a 2-1 home win over play off rivals Middlesbrough on Tuesday night. A brace from Lee Evans in the first half enough to put the game beyond the north east team who had Grant Leadbitter sent off after only 25 minutes and although Daniel Ayala pulled one back it wasn’t enough and United held on. A defeat would have have seen United struggle to get anywhere near the play offs.

In the corresponding Millwall v Sheffield United game at the New Den in early December the Lion’s came out 3-1 victors with goals from Gregory, Romeo and Cooper while David Brooks notched for the visitors.

Sheffield United are on a rocky patch at the wrong time of the season with just one win in 5 while Millwall seem to have forgotten how to lose. United desperately need a win but then so do Millwall so we could be in for a treat come Saturday afternoon.

Current Facts:

  • Millwall now unbeaten in 16 games.
  • Millwall’s last 6 games have seen 5 wins and a draw.
  • United have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • United have conceded at least 1 goal in their last 4 matches.
  • Millwall have scored exactly 2 goals now in 6 of their last 7 games.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the game then you can have a wager at this link.

If you think there will be exactly 4 goals as there was in the corresponding fixture back in December then the odds are 5.60 so a €20 bet will see possible winnings of €112.00.

Millwall and Bolton Wanderers to draw is a lively bet and is priced 3.20 so if you place 10 Euros you can possibly win €32.00.

Lions Can Propel Wanderers Into Danger Zone

Millwall will travel to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening knowing a win could put them into the play off positions and a defeat for the Wanderers could see them potentially slip into the relegation spots. Kick off is 8pm UK time (9pm CET and Malta time).

It’s yet another important game for Millwall who will be hoping to still get in amongst the play off spots for the first time his season in a game against the Greater Manchester team desperately in need of points themselves as they languish in an extremely unhealthy position in the table. Currently in 21st place and just one position above the relegation spots they slipped up again against a dominant promotion chasing Derby County by 3 goals to 0 on Saturday to leave them just 2 points above Barnsley but with a dreadful goal difference.

Meanwhile the Millwall rollercoaster speeds on and there seems no let up as they beat fellow promotion chasing rivals Bristol City by two goals to nil at the New Den on Saturday to move them up to 7th ahead of City and just a single point behind 6th placed Middlesbrough. There was nothing to separate Bristol City and Millwall going into the game with both on 62 points in the league and with the same goal difference. However the 2-0 win not only helps them points wise against their West Country rivals but the goal difference could be vital come the end of the season.

The south London team are now unbeaten in 15 games and leaving their late run for a play off spot to perfection. It is still possible both teams could make the play offs however with only 5 matches of the season in the Championship left to play out. This result certainly dents Bristol City’s chances however.

Middlesbrough in 6th managed to get back to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest and the Lions are still 3 points behind Derby County in 5th place respectively. Preston North End’s chance for a play off place took a nose dive when they tasted defeat way at Reading. Brentford kept their slim hopes in tact thanks to a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town but Sheffield United were the fall guys surprisingly hammered 3-2 by lowly Barnsley.

The Lions kept their wonderful run going playing with little possession at home with just 36% of the play yet still won with relative ease as City failed to register a single shot on target. Jed Wallace cut inside from the left and bent in a fine opening goal for the hosts from a tight angle in the 11th minute and Steve Morison doubled their lead with a curling finish after a neat one-two with strike partner Lee Gregory just after half time to keep the Lion’s fans dreams of reaching the play offs a reality.

I mentioned in the Bristol City preview article that whichever team comes out of the blocks fastest could take control of the match so Bristol City would have to be wary of Millwall’s knack of scoring ridiculously early goals and Millwall did it again taking control of the game by blocking out the City attack and scoring just after the ten minute mark and after that it was fairly plain sailing for the home team.

Lowly Bolton will be looking to play Millwall in a different way at the Macron stadium and once again will need to shut up shop early against a rampant Millwall to spring a surprise.

Current Facts:

  • Millwall now unbeaten in 15 games.
  • Bolton have a -28 goal difference in the Championship.
  • Bolton have lost the last 3 on the bounce.
  • Bolton haven’t scored 2 goals in a game since December 23rd 2017 when they overcame Cardiff 2-0. That run is now 18 games long.
  • Millwall have scored exactly 2 goals in 5 of their last six games.

With the Lions in tremendous form expect them to be the firm favourites but they need to ensure nothing is taken for granted.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the game then you can have a wager at this link.

Millwall to beat Bolton Wanderers is priced 2.13 so if you place 10 Euros you can possibly win 21.30 Euros.

A Bolton win is 3.40 so a 20 Euro wager is worth 68 Euros.

Millwall v Bristol City

Millwall will host Bristol City at the New Den this Saturday with kick off from 3pm UK time (4pm CET and Malta time).

It’s an important game for Millwall who will be hoping to still get in amongst the pigeons for a play off spot against the Somerset team in need of points themselves in a top 8 Championship game.

To say this game is relevant to both sides is a massive understatement. There is nothing to separate Bristol City and Millwall both on 62 points in the league and with the same goal difference. So effectively City are only ahead in the table alphabetically but it is Millwall who are so on form at the current time unbeaten in 14 games and leaving their late run perfectly. It is possible both teams could still make the play offs however with only 6 matches of the season in the Championship that remain.

The two teams currently lie only 1 point behind a struggling Middlesbrough in 6th and 3 points behind a patchy Derby County in 5th place respectively. Sheffield United are also on the same number of points as City and the Lions so don’t write them off yet nor Preston North End just two points behind the chasing pack.

Millwall kept their unbeaten run going on Easter Monday following a 2-2 away draw in East Anglia as Ipswich Town gave them a few troubles over 90 minutes. Despite Town dominating it was Millwall who took the lead when Jake Cooper headed in Ben Marshall’s cross. However Martyn Waghorn proved to be the stumbling block for the Lions and got Ipswich level after a goalmouth scramble and he put the hosts ahead only two minutes later as he pounced on a defensive mistake. Millwall will be cursing themselves for two minutes poor football which turned the match on it’s head.

Luckily for the away side George Saville levelled with a good finish for Millwall, before the Lions laid siege to Ipswich’s goal late on but it was not to be as Ipswich hung on for a point. Millwall could look on this as two points wasted however as a win would have put them up into 6th ahead of Middlesbrough.

The north east team are struggling at present and could only manage a 1-1 draw away at bottom club Burton Albion. They will need more than results like that to keep them in a championship play off spot.

Derby managed a decent 1-0 win over Preston at Deepdale also on Easter Monday to dent Preston’s play off hopes but bolster their own. Inconsistency is the key to Derby at the moment though.

Bristol City and Millwall drew out a rather boring 0-0 draw in the corresponding fixture back on August 19th last year along the M4. This time it is City who are struggling in the league with just one win in the last 5 with Millwall as mentioned unbeaten in 14 games now. On current form i’m not expecting a hat full of goals in this game either which should almost see a chess match on grass with both teams having too much to lose to give anything silly away in the opening half.

Whichever team comes out of the blocks fastest could take control of the match so Bristol City will have to be wary of Millwall’s knack of scoring ridiculously early goals in the first minute when the match gets underway. This has happened 4 times this season already.

With the Lions at home and in near sparkling form expect them to be the favourites but they need to careful of a decent Bristol City side looking to upset the applecart.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson in Thursdays pre match conference is realistic about Saturday and describes Millwall’s form as “brilliant”, complimenting the way Neil Harris has got his side playing. Johnson insists outcome of the game “isn’t fatal” for either side, adding: “Hopefully we can take it to the wire.”

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the game then you can chance your arm at this link.

Millwall to beat Bristol City is priced 2.15 with a draw at 3.25. The price on a Bristol City win is 3.40.

Millwall March On With Another Win

Millwall made it an incredible 6 away wins on the bounce with a 2-0 away victory over Barnsley in Yorkshire to leave them only 4 points off the play off places.

Goals from Lee Gregory and Ben Marshall were enough to send shivers up the spines of the teams above them with another ruthless back to the walls display that keeps Millwall sitting pretty in 10th position in the Championship.

The Lions played exactly the same game plan that they’ve deployed in 2018 on this remarkable run that has seen them move up from a lowly mid table to genuine contenders for a play off spot. Solid at the back, soak up the pressure, let the opposition dig themselves into the ground and use the counter attack to open up opportunities.

The tactics are working a treat for Neil Harris’s team as they once again had less than a third of the possession but still came away comfortable winners and that was despite Barnsley firing in a whopping 19 attempts on the Lions goal.

Barnsley are now in a right old fix as they saw Birmingham win 3-0 at home to Hull City to leave both Barnsley and Birmingham City on 33 points in 21st and 22nd position.

Millwall only had three shots on target but to show how ruthless they have become in the past couple of months they scored with two of those and the result meant Millwall equalled their club record for away wins. No mean feat!

Barnsley also equalled a club record with 11 Oakwell matches without a win after this 2-0 home defeat. The visitors scored in both halves after sloppy passing from the home team who have now won two of their last 24 matches and three of 28 home league games.

Manager Jose Morais made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Norwich City on Saturday. Goalkeeper Adam Davies missed the match as his partner was due to give birth, meaning Nick Townsend came back into the side one game after being dropped.

In very snowy conditions, Barnsley began well with plenty of crosses being pumped into the Millwall box, especially from Mamadou Thiam. But it was Millwall who took the lead on 24 minutes when Mallan misplaced a pass in the centre and the Lions counter-attack ended when Jed Wallace slipped through a pass for Lee Gregory to beat Nick Townsend.

George Saville rounded Townsend but then fired over from a tight angle with Barnsley defenders on the line. Pinillos horrendously sliced a clearance which fell perfectly to Steve Morison in the box but the veteran striker shockingly missed the ball five yards out to complete a terrible passage of play all-round. The rest of the half belonged to the Lions as Barnsley looked lacking in confidence.

Barnsley’s best chance came when Liam Lindsay headed a Thiam corner just over the bar while Gary Gardner and Mallan failed to really test Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer from long-range.

Barnsley came close with goalkeeper Jordan Archer twice diving low to his left to tip shots around the corner from Lindsay and Kieffer Moore.

But it was Millwall who scored when Marshall brilliantly curled a lovely shot into the top left corner from 25 yards.

Millwall were close again with both Gregory and substitute Fred Onyedinma missing one-on-one opportunities. Oliver McBurnie thought he had pulled one back with a header which was hooked off the line by defender Jake Cooper with the linesman disallowing the goal. Even in stoppage time Barnsley had two more chances which went begging to leave Millwall with the points in the bag.

A delighted Millwall manager Neil Harris:

“Any three points at this level is a good achievement. If you look at Barnsley, they have a distinct style of play – they’ve definitely improved. I thought we found another way to win the game, we dominated early on and then capitalised on a mistake.”

“It was good composure from us to get the goal. I never felt in danger in the first half. We scored at a key time, Ben Marshall’s goal was outstanding. I thought Barnsley threw caution to the wind in the last half an hour and were unlucky not to score.”

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