Millwall vs Fulham Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: With just three league matches remaining before the play-off places are confirmed, Championship surprise package Millwall host fellow promotion chasers Fulham.
Last time: An Oliver Norwood penalty was the difference for the Cottagers when the sides met back in November.
This time: The Lions are 11/5 to triumph with the visitors at 23/20 and the draw is 5/2.
You might remember: Millwall fan favourite Steve Morrison’s play-off final winner last season. The Lions battled it out with Bradford City at Wembley for a place in the Championship and the striker netted five minutes before the final whistle to send the blue half of the stadium into dreamland.
Millwall's Last Six:
Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0
This Championship preview begins with dark horses Millwall. Lions legend Neil Harris has no fresh injury concerns and is likely to go with the same XI that earned a point against Sheffield United on 14 April.
Byron Webster remains the only absentee as the defender continues his rehabilitation after undergoing knee surgery. Meanwhile, evergreen Tim Cahill will hope for some minutes and is a useful option to have from the substitute’s bench.
Fulham's Last Six:
Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0
Automatic promotion alongside champions Wolves is no longer in the Cottagers’ hands after the untimely stalemate with Brentford last weekend.
January loanee Aleksandar Mitrović, who has been a revelation since his arrival from Newcastle, will lead the line for Slavisa Jokanovic’s men in a three-man attack with in-demand Ryan Sessegnon and Chelsea owned Lucas Piazon.
Third meets sixth in Friday evening’s encounter that has all the makings of a classic. Something has to give, as two of the division’s standout teams in 2018 go head to head with an identical record in their last six league games and with one common goal in mind: Premier League football.
For Millwall, it has been a season of overachievement, with survival Harris’ first objective until a stunning 17-game unbeaten run since mid-January altered the mindset of the Lions boss. It’s now simple for Millwall, provided they win their last three games, they will be contesting a place in England’s top league and they will certainly have earned the right to be in the mix as each of these matches are against fellow top six hopefuls.
Elsewhere, great entertainers Fulham know the worst-case scenario for them is a play-off berth but history dictates the club that finishes in third spot rarely succeeds in going up. The Cottagers have been unbeaten since 23 December and will hope for a Cardiff slip up between now and 6 May.
Football predictions for this titanic tussle highlight Millwall at 11/5 and the Bermondsey-based outfit are stronger on home soil. Of the 18 league matches they have won, the Lions have picked up maximum points 11 times at The Den and will fancy their chances with a vociferous crowd behind them.
Further Championship predictions show Fulham at 23/20 and much will depend on how they respond to their disappointing 1-1 draw with Brentford. The Cottagers were seconds away from taking the spoils and must galvanise themselves with second spot still possible.
The stalemate is 5/2 in the latest football betting predictions sector and there is value here. While both squads ideally need three points, between them, they have drawn 28 times and this outcome would preserve the unbeaten run for each club.
Mitrovic is unsurprisingly the favourite to open the scoring in this Championship preview. The red-hot Serbian was the missing piece in this thrillingly exciting Fulham side and has 10 strikes from just 14 appearances. The 24-year-old is priced at 21/5 to continue his fine run.
Visiting striker Lee Gregory is 23/4 in the same market and the joint-top scorer has a fundamental role to play in the final three matches of the campaign.
Predicted Score: Millwall 2 - 4 Fulham
Look out for:
Sessegnon. The 17-year-old is the Championship’s player of the season and the country’s standout young talent is destined for the very top. The teenager has singlehandedly won matches for his club and is 11/5 to net anytime during the 90, adding to his 14 goals in the process.
The showdown to live up to the hype. The both teams to score predictions offer is 8/13 and likely to be fulfilled. While Wolves have deservedly earned their top flight status, Fulham have their admirers and are arguably the league’s best footballing side. Millwall have also proved their stellar worth over the last four months.
It’s a long shot, but:
A 3-3 deadlock is priced at 50/1 in the football score predictions market. With the goals expected to flow, this could be an exciting encounter although it could be a nervy one on your betslip.
Written by Nick Valerio
Nick Valerio is a football fanatic whose writing has appeared online and in print. A Manchester United and Roma fan, Nick names Francesco Totti as his idol and Fabio Grosso’s World Cup-winning penalty in 2006 as his favourite moment in sport.