Millwall vs Burnley
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: The Den.
The Clarets were one of the best defensive-minded teams in the Premier League the last season. In fact, even going into the final game week, their keeper Nick Pope was on course to win the Golden Glove award.
And as a result of their consistency, they managed a top-half finish. This time around they have set themselves higher targets, and considering the competitive nature of the league, the team has to start performing right away.
However, they have had a tough opening fixture against Leicester (former champions), and expectedly lost the game. Now the team really could use a game against a minnow, to get their confidence back, and that’s where the Lions come in.
They are from the Championship – the second division in English football hierarchy, and understandably will be considered the underdogs in a match-up against a team from the top flight.
The reason being, the Premier League is widely considered to be the best league in Europe, and importantly, the most competitive.
Likely, expect Burnley to have the upper hand this Wednesday against Millwall.
Millwall vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two clashed on the pitch, the Clarets won 3-1.
- They had also recorded nine of the former fourteen overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in the past four fixtures on the trot.
- It’s been 14 years since the hosts have won at this stadium.
Millwall vs Burnley: Prediction
The Lions were winless in 15 of their preceding 24 overall fixtures, and they had a total of just three wins from their former thirteen appearances at home.
They had also failed to score goals in two of the last five overall fixtures, and in three of their former six home games.
On the other hand, their counterparts have lost just thrice in their last fifteen games, and two of these losses had come against Manchester City, and Leicester – recent champions of the PL.
And on the road, the team had lost just against Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester City in the whole of 2020 – once again against former champions of the competition.
In terms of form itself, Sean Dyche’s men seem to have the upper hand. On top of that, consider that they are from the Premier League, while their opponents are from the lower division.
Considering these observations, expect Burnley to be the better team on the pitch this Wednesday.
Millwall vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Burnley or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Burnley to Score in Second Half @ 1.67 (2/3).