Fulham vs Millwall
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Fulham are looking to bounce straight back to Premier League and avoid the faith of so many clubs that shared the same idea and ended up in limbo.
It’s been another summer of change at Craven Cottage, this time around they had to cut their losses, to sell or loan some of the high-profile players that were unhappy or just too expensive to keep. They got some really interesting pieces, though. Ivan Cavaliero and Anthony Knockaert are fantastic players at this level and they should form ‘deadly’ trio with Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Cottagers have won two games on the trot after opening-day defeat to Barnsley.
Millwall are off to a good start with two wins and a draw to date. The Lions narrowly escaped relegation last season, and they’re projected to struggle yet again.
They managed to grab two home wins, both with clean sheet, which is not a common thing at The Den. Last week’s game againt Sheffield Wednesday was quite interesting. The guests laid siege to the Millwall goal, but the Polish goalie Bartosz Bialkwoski was absolutely immense, recorded nine saves and secured a win for the 10-men hosts.
Jed Wallace, one of their most consistent players over the years got the red card just before the half-time and he will miss this 7 miles trip to Craven Cottage.
Fulham vs Millwall: Head to Head
They have met only nine times in the past – Fulham won five games, Millwall two and we’ve seen two draws, both at The Den.
The Cottagers have won last three meetings against The Lions and scored seven in the process.
Fulham defeated Millwall 1-0 in their last outing at the Craven Cottage.
We have seen two overs (2.5) and three unders in last five games.
Fulham vs Millwall: Prediction
The performance in the 2nd half against Hudderfield should be Fulham’s recipe for this season.
They looked absolutely brilliant, composed, dangerous and were awarded with a late goal from Portuguese winger, Ivan Cavaliero. Steven Sessegnon finally made a debut on the right back and did an excellent job.
Millwall will focus on counter attacks, just like they did against West Brom. In that game, WBA had 72% of the ball possession, but failed to get three points as Matt Smith cancelled out Kyle Bartley’s opener.
Fulham was really careful at the back against The Terriers, so I’m confident Niel Harris’ gameplan won’t work and I expect them to lose their first game of the season against vastly superior side.
Fulham vs Millwall: Bet Tips
Fulham to win @ 1.71
Fulham -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.95.