Millwall vs Bournemouth
FA Cup – Third Round.
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2017,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: The Den, Bermondsey (London).
Millwall are currently playing their trade in the League One and despite their statute they could provide a tough test for the Premier League side Bournemouth. They have a strong history in FA Cup having reached the finals on 2003-04 season and the semi-finals on 2013-14. However, they failed to go beyond the third round in the past three seasons, but this is a new start for the club.
Bournemouth are occupying a comfortable 9th position in the English Premier League table at the moment. This is a great achievement for a team that operates with limited budget and only in their second season in the top flight. However, the majority of their success this season has come at home and remains a vulnerable side when travelling away from home. They were knocked out by Preston North End in the League Cup this season in front of their home fans. So they are not a side that cope well with sides from lower leagues.
Millwall vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head stats
The last time these two sides met was during their time together in the Championship 2013 to 2015. Bournemouth have won 2 out of the 4 meetings during the period, with 1 win and a draw falling in favour of Millwall.
Bournemouth defeated Millwall in their last visit to The Den, however Millwall had 6 straight wins to their name prior to that. This also includes 4-0 and 2-1 wins for Millwall in League Cup 2009 and FA Cup 2007 respectively.
Millwall vs Bournemouth: Prediction
The Lions are a team that has to be respected and Bournemouth with their poor away record are bound to struggle in this fixture. The Den is their fortress and they have picked up 7 wins and a draw from their last 10 matches in all competitions.
So our main pick for this match is to back Millwall on a double chance to win or draw. However, brave punters are go for a straight win for Millwall which is offered at an excellent odds of 4.50.
Millwall vs Bournemouth: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Millwall or Draw at 1/1 (2.00).