Millwall vs Birmingham City
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 21th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
Venue: The Den.
Two bottom side of the table teams are fighting for points in the late Saturday gave as Millwall takes on Birmingham.
Millwall suffered a narrow defeat last game. They were somewhat unlucky not to get anything out of the game as they missed some clear chances. Sawyers was the scorer of the lonely goal after 47 minutes. The Lions tried to level the score but they just couldn’t finish their chances.
Birmingham took a surprise victory. They hosted Cardiff and did a good job that game. They held well defensively and took the lead early with a bit of luck as Che Adams score after 19 minutes of play. The team continued to defend well and took the important 3 points in the end.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Millwall are coming into this game after 2 defeats in a row and dropping to 17th place in the table. They are picking the majority of their points at home and will be looking to do so again on Saturday. 3 victories, 2 defeats and a draw gave them 10 points at home out of 13 overall.
The Lions use a typical 4-4-2 formation. Gregory and O’Brien were the outlets up front last game while Morison was partnering Gregory the previous.
City are sitting just above the danger zone at 21st place. The team is heavily biased towards their home games and has picked 10 out of their 11 points at home. Their performances away from home are not good enough to say the least. 5 defeats along with a single draw and no victory are not stats to be happy with. The team failed to score in 3 of those games but got plenty of goals in their net.
Birmingham played in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The team switched several tactics in the last few games searching for something different after the tough start of the campaign.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Head to head
Birmingham have a definite advantage in the direct meetings between the sides. 6 victories in the last 10 against just a single for Milwall.
Last time those teams played was back in 14-15 in The Championship with Birmingham winning at the Den with 1-3 and Millwall winning the return fixture at St Andrews with 0-1.
Seven out of 9 games between the sides saw more than 2.5 goals.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Prediction
This game is a massive six pointer for both teams. Millwall with their home advantage will be looking to get the points. They are good on home soil while Birmingham has picked just a single points away. This makes us fairly confident of a home team success.
Millwall vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Safe option is Millwall +0 Asian Handicap for 1.53 odd
Value is in picking an outright Millwall win for 2.14 odd.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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