Millwall vs Preston
England – EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Goals have eluded Millwall in the month of February, with just a single one being scored by them this period. Even their home ground has not been kind to them regarding offensive stats, as the last two home-ties witnessed the team drawing blanks.
The fact that they are just two points away from the relegation line will greatly influence their gameplay this Saturday, as they take on Preston, and avoiding a loss will be at the top of priorities.
North End won their last three away fixtures in a row. But there’s a catch. All wins came against three of the worst sides in the competition at the moment. Bolton is at the bottom most of the table, Stoke has been winless in their last five match-days, and QPR is on a losing streak of five matches in the league.
Millwall vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last seven games saw the away teams failing to score a single goal.
- Millwall kept two clean sheets in their last three attempts at home.
- Two of the last three meetings ended in stalemates.
- The last time these two took on each other at this venue, spoils were shared.
Millwall vs Preston Prediction
The visitors are in for a reality check if they expect a similar outing to that of their last three match-days. Millwall has vastly improved compared to their performances early in the season, and even though their offense may be misfiring right now, defensively they have been top-notch, especially at home. Also, guests have always found it hard to score in meetings between these teams. Five of the last seven overall encounters and two of the last three at this venue saw the visitors return with not a single goal to their name.
Coming to the hosts’ frontline – they have recorded just a single goal in the last four match-days and failed to score in three of their last four home-ties. The team also drew three of their last four games in the league.
Taking into account these circumstances, and the fact that Millwall will be predominantly playing with the objective of not losing the tie, I expect the backlines to be heavily involved in doling out a goalless first half.
Millwall vs Preston Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score at Half Time: 0-0 @ 2.60 (8/5).