Millwall vs Birmingham
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Birmingham continued to suffer defensively on Sunday when they were on the losing side of a six-goal thriller in the Second City derby. They finally scored a goal after a decade-long break at Villa Park, but ended up conceding four to lose to their bitter rivals in the least emphatic of fashions. Can Gary Monk find the way to lift team’s spirits in three days when the Blues travel to the capital to take on Millwall at The Den?
It could have been a completely different story had Che Adams hit the net instead of the post to double Birmingham’s lead in the first half at Villa Park. Everything fell apart within two minutes late in the first period when the Lions turned it around to open up the way for a thrilling 4-2 win at the end. Birmingham are now winless in last there league games and they shipped three or more goals in each of them.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
The Blues have the lead in the H2H record against Millwall (10W, 5D and 5L).
Nevertheless, it’s the Lions who dominate this match-up in recent history winning all of past three meetings with Birmingham.
The Blues did not score a single goal in these three losses.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Prediction
The Lions also continued their dismal form at the weekend when they barely saved a point against strugglers Bolton Wanderers at home. They were chasing the fourth consecutive win at The Den, but looked nothing like the team which initiated such a fine run. It was Jake Cooper who notched the late 82nd-minute equalizer for Neil Harris’ men who sit just a single place above the red zone coming into this home fixture with the Blues.
Millwall have previously allowed six goals in back-to-back away losses to Brentford and Norwich City and we don’t see them as favourites here against Birmingham. The value is with Birmingham not to lose at 1.70, while you will hardly make a mistake backing goals at both ends knowing how vulnerable both teams were at the back in their recent outings.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Birmingham or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10)
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5).