Millwall vs Aston Villa
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2018
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Millwall went from promotion from League 1 to nearly getting a play-off spot. The Lions were strong candidates till the end but the difficult fixtures right at the end of their campaign decided that the team will spend one more year here.
Millwall lost their last 2 games against fellow promotion candidates. They suffered home defeat to Fulham followed by an away defeat against Middlesbrough. Prolific striker Assombalonga opened the score early with Johnny Hawson scoring another in the second half for the full time result of 2-0.
Aston Villa have nowhere else to go apart from their 4th place. The team will finish the season in 4th place securing a play-off game most likely against Middlesbrough. The Villans may even have the courtesy to rest some legs ahead of their important play-off games.
Last round Aston Villa finished in a home draw against Derby County. The game was far more important to the visitors and they quickly got the lead through Cameron Jerome in the 14th minute. Aston Villa started to dominate but their finishing touch lacked precision. At last in the 84th minute Grabban managed to equalize for the draw.
Millwall vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
- Millwall have 2 back to back defeats
- Millwall have just 1 defeat in their last 16 home games
- Aston Villa are unbeaten in 4 games keeping 3 clean sheets
- Aston Villa has just 1victory in 4 away games
- Millwall have won the only previous meeting at The Den between the sides with 2-1
- The previous game this season finished in a goalless draw
Millwall vs Aston Villa: Predictions
Both sides have little to play for. Aston Villa though goes into this game with their minds on the play-offs. The Villans may heavily rotate their squad and with Millwall being strong hosts we can opt for the home side.