Millwall FC vs Derby County, Saturday, 20 June 2020, Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00
England EFL Championship, Venue: The Den.
The Lions have a deficit of just two points below the cut-off for the playoffs, and they need to overcome two teams that are going through one of the worst phases of their respective seasons.
However, the fact that the Lions themselves have been finding it hard to post wins is concerning. Meanwhile, the Rams have improved their form in their past few match-days.
They surely must be targeting the post-season. They do have to close down a gap of five points though. By the looks of things, and with the off-performing defenses of both in mind, expect a game filled with goals this weekend.
Millwall vs Derby County Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- In the past seven years, only once have the Rams recorded a win over this rival.
- Three of the former six meetings had three or more goals.
- Four of the prior five encounters at this venue had three or more goals as well.
- The Rams scored a total of nine goals from their last four visits to this ground.
Millwall vs Derby County Prediction
The Lions recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Nottingham Forest. Matt Smith was easily the star of the show, as he slotted in all three goals for the guests.
Impressively, all goals had come by the 33rd minute, and there was nothing Forest could do to prevent this onslaught.
In the meantime, the Rams recorded a 3-0 victory at home the past match-day, against Blackburn. Chris Martin played spoilsport for the guests as he scored two goals for the home team.
At present, it’s noticed that either team are in desperate need for points. The season has entered its climactic stages, and the squads are still trailing behind the cut-off for the playoffs.
Not much time remain now, and they will have to go all in for the next few match-days.
Considering that they don’t have anything to lose (since they are relatively safe from relegation at this point), it seems a good strategy to go after the three points without minding too much about the consequences.
Add to this the terrible defense of both squads – in fact, the Lions have two wins from their prior ten overall match-ups, and are on a run of five winless games at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of their former seven overall fixtures, and were so in 17 of their previous 20 road trips.
On top of that, four of the last five h2h clashes at this stadium had three or more goals as well. Taking into account all these observations, it’s deduced that we are in line for a goal-fest this weekend.
Millwall vs Derby County Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).