Millwall vs Sheffield United
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Sheffield have been quite on a roll in the Premier League, and have made the most of their promotion. In view of the kind of experience the Blades possess and the form they are in, Millwall just might not be a team good enough to inflict a defeat upon them at present.
Millwall vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the previous 12 matches saw Millwall failing to keep a clean sheet.
- Millwall are winless against this opponent in the past three years.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Sheffield won with a scoreline of 2-3.
- The prior three games at this stadium had goals from both teams.
Millwall vs Sheffield United Match Preview
It’s peculiar that both these teams were in the Championship the prior season. However, since then the Blades have made a meteoric rise up the ranks, and are now a European prospect from the top flight of England. Talk about fairy tales coming true!
Be that as it may, Sheffield are facing a slight crisis as of now (according to the high standards they have kept for themselves). The team need to get back to their defensive best, and claw back to the top-six of the table.
Likely, they are in urgent need for an injection of self-belief, and motivation. Where else to seek it best than from where it all started!
Against a Championship outfit, Sheffield will try to deliver a huge win, which should bring the ruthless mentality back into their midst.
Millwall vs Sheffield United Prediction
Millwall were at home in the third round, and comfortably defeated Newport with a 3-0 scoreline.
Meanwhile, Sheffield too were at home, and recorded a win over AFC Fylde. The scorecard had read 2-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
As things stand this weekend, Sheffield are given the tag of favorites by consensus. As mentioned earlier, they are a European prospect in arguably the toughest league in Europe, while their counterparts are not even present in the top division.
Also, the Blades had already shown their winning culture the last season, as they finished in the top-two of the ultra-competitive Championship to gain promotion, while Millwall had to narrowly avoid relegation.
Morerover, after a period of slump, Sheffield seem to be slowly getting back to their groove, and just the last match-day, they had recorded a draw at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal.
Sheffield also were unbeaten in 14 of their last 17 overall match-ups, and were so in 22 of their former 26 matches on the road.
Most importantly, this whole season, they have lost just against Liverpool and Manchester City, away from home. Keep note that these two could be termed as the best two teams in the world at the moment.
Moreover, Sheffield had won the latest h2h battle at this venue, and in overall h2h clashes they have not lost in the past three years. They have also found the back of the net in 11 of the last 12 such encounters.
Considering all these findings, it’s adjudged that Sheffield should avoid a loss at the least this Saturday.
However, do take into account the home advantage of Millwall. They also are familar with the foe they are about to host. Both teams used to play in the same league last season.
In addition, Sheffield had failed to keep a clean sheet in five of the last six overall matches, and in seven of their previous eight games on the road.
On the other hand, Millwall are unbeaten in their last six fixtures, and were so in 13 of their prior 14. They also are on a four-match winning run at home, and were unbeaten in 13 of their prior 15 appearences here.
Furthermore, Millwall have not failed to find the back of the net in front of the home crowd this whole season, and even scored twice or more in nine of their last eleven games at this ground.
Additionally, seven of the prior nine overall h2h battles, and the last three at this venue – all had goals from both teams. Couple this with the fact that this is the knockouts in a cup competition, and BTTS becomes a huge opportunity to make returns this weekend.
Millwall vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sheffield United or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).