Millwall vs Nottingham Forest
English League Championship
Date: Friday, 30th March 2018
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Millwall went into the international break with a 2-0 win at Barnsley to stretch their unbeaten run to 12 league games. Besides, that was their 6th away win on the trot. The Lions remain at 10th on the log with their gap with play-off zone being an achievable 4 points.
At home, Millwall are unbeaten in 11 games, their last defeat dating back to November. However, they drew 6 of those, something they have to improve in the late push to claim the play-off ticket.
Forest on the other hand are coming after drawing three consecutive games, all ending with 0-0 full-time score-line. They also took their unbeaten run to 7 matches with 2 wins and 5 draws, their best run in the current campaign.
Their form is also a morale booster after beaten in just one of the last 8. And there are 5 clean sheets in the period.
Millwall vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
- Nottingham bagged a narrow 1-0 win in the reverse leg of the corresponding fixture.
- Forest are on a two match winning run against Millwall in all competitions.
- Three of the last four meetings between the sides saw under 3 goals.
- Millwall haven’t won against Nottingham Forest in their last 4 home games, drew 2 and lost 2.
Millwall vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
Nottingham Forest managed by Aitor Karanka had made a habit of shutting down teams to goal-less draws, especially those on the road. They are coming on three consecutive 0-0 stalemates as well as three of their last four road games saw the same.
There is no doubt that the hosts are on an excellent run of form and will be in good spirits after picking 19 points from a 20. Yet, this won’t be an easy walk in the park for Millwall, since they are often weighted down by the weight of expectations while playing in front of their home crowd; 5 of their last 7 at the Den are draws.
As a result, my first prediction for this EFL Championship fixture between Millwall and Nottingham Forest is a full-time draw.
Moreover, goals will be at premium in this match with Millwall averaging exact 1 goal per game from the recent 7 home fixtures. The ultra-defensive Forest failed to find the back of the net in 4 of their last 5 away games. This leads to good chance for this match to see under 2.5 goals.
Millwall vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals for 1.68 odds with Jetbull.
Millwall and Forest to draw at 3.50 with the same firm.
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