Millwall

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The Den

20/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

Sheffield Wednesday

V

The Den

20/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Surely Lions can overpower Owls? We’ll find out on Tuesday night.

Last time: Sheffield Wednesday were 2-1 winners at Hillsborough earlier this season. Tom Elliott equalised for the visitors after an early Adam Reach goal, before Jordan Rhodes secured the points for the hosts.

This time: Millwall are 11/10 to win with Sheffield Wednesday at 16/5 and the draw 28/11.

You might remember:  A fiery 1-1 draw in 2014 where both teams were reduced to 10 men. Giles Coke and DJ Campbell got the goals, while Coke was later sent off along with Shane Lowry.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

The Den will host this Championship game between Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday

Neither side looks capable of reaching the play-offs, nor getting relegated as it stands. Sheffield Wednesday may have one eye on their forthcoming FA Cup replay with Swansea, so the home side might be able to take advantage of that and perhaps move into the top half of the table.

Millwall are 11/10 to win, and their form at The Den is decent with no defeats in their last eight Championship matches there. This puts the Lions alongside Aston Villa and Fulham with the joint-longest current unbeaten home runs in the division.

Sheffield Wednesday can be backed at 16/5 to head north with three points, and as they have only lost two of their last nine away league matches, they may well do so. However, with only three away wins all season, it would still be slightly surprising if Wednesday won this match.

The draw is priced at 28/11, and definitely worth considering. The two teams have pretty similar records overall this season, and only Preston with 14 draws have tied more matches than these two sides in 2017/18.

Lee Gregory is priced at 17/4 to open the scoring, or 37/19 to bag a goal at any point during the game. Gregory is Millwall’s joint-top scorer, both at home and in total in the Championship this season. He has scored in three of his last five starts in the league, so is in decent form.

Lucas Joao is 22/5 to get his name on the scoresheet, or 9/1 to break the deadlock. In the absence of the injured Gary Hooper, Joao is the Owls’ top available scorer this season, and has three goals in his last three Championship appearances.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

A possible red card. Both sides have seen four of their players sent off in the league in 2017/18, with only Leeds seeing more, and there have been three red cards in the last six meetings between these teams.

2

We fancy:

Under 2.5 goals at 3/5. Both teams are in the Championship’s bottom eight for matches featuring at least three goals. Both teams have also seen it in five of their last six league games, so have form for low-scoring matches.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Sheffield Wednesday to win 2-0 is 21/1. The Owls won their previous away match at Derby 2-0, and with goals likely to be thin on the ground here, a fairly narrow away win doesn’t seem too unreasonable an outcome.

Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.