Derby vs Millwall
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
The Rams play hosts to the Lions with the hope of taking a leap into the playoff mix. Both come into this tie with a contrasting set of objectives.
While Derby wants to make up the two points that currently deny them a spot amongst playoff teams, Millwall will be taking the hike with prayers to let them survive another week above the relegation line.
I guess that’s information enough to determine who the favorite is, and who the underdog is.
Reading and Rotherham is hot on the tail of the Lions, trying to eclipse each other and shed the tag of the relegation zone.
Millwall will be wary that they are on the road against a team in probable contention for Premier League next season.
Derby vs Millwall Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last ten wins belong to the home team of the day.
- The hosts scored two or more goals in three of their last four attempts.
- The guests could not find the back of the net in three of their last five games.
- Derby recorded three wins and a draw in their last five matches at the Pride Park.
- Five of the last six fixtures at this venue and seven of the last ten had the hosts keeping a clean sheet.
Derby vs Millwall Prediction
The home team is the huge favorite for this tie considering their respective league standings alone. Bring in home advantage, and recent form to the equation, and it is game over for Millwall.
Derby has lost just thrice in their last 16 overall games, and just twice in their last 19 home-ties. They have also got a streak of seven unbeaten home fixtures going on. Additionally, the team has registered two or more goals in their last three home games in a row.
On the contrary, Millwall has just two wins to their name in their last 17 fixtures away from home. One was against the dead-last team in the Championship, and the other was in a FA Cup tie, against League One side AFC Wimbledon.
On top of all this, the team failed to score in five of their last six visits to this stadium, and seven of their last eight. And finally, since 2004, they have recorded just a single win at the Pride Park.
On basis of all these, I think it goes without saying that the home team is going to dominate the proceedings all through the ninety minutes.
Derby vs Millwall Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Derby @ 2.62 (13/8)
Derby to Score in the First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).