Millwall vs Sunderland
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 3rd March 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Den (London).
Sunderland continue their fight to avoid consecutive relegation when they visit the Den to take on Millwall for the first time in thirteen years.
The Black Cats are at the foot of the Championship table, 5 points adrift of the safe zone. The team is currently on a 6 match win-less streak and the pressure is piling up on Chris Coleman to overturn the fortunes.
Millwall are on a good run of form and are unbeaten in their last 8 Championship games. The previous round saw them edge past Burton by a solo goal to bag their third win on the trot. And suddenly, the Lions have an outside chance of making into the play-offs, with their current 12th spot being 7 points behind the 6th placed Sheffield United.
Millwall vs Sunderland: Head-to-head
The teams settled for a 2-2 draw earlier this season, which happened to be their first competitive meeting in exact 13 years.
Millwall won majority of the head-to-head meetings with Sunderland since 2003; 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from last 6.
Millwall also won the two home fixtures in the process, both in the Championship at either ends of calendar year 2004.
Millwall vs Sunderland: Prediction
This match has Millwall written all over it with them being a team performing exceptionally well at the moment and having avoided the threat of relegation in the first season of getting promoted back to the Championship.
Sunderland need a miracle to turnaround the ill-fated run, and there is little to expect of them at the Den when majority of the players are under performing.
Millwall vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
A full-time win for Millwall seems to be a banker bet, offered at 1.75 odds by Betfair.
The match could produce less goals, with wet weather conditions making it extremely difficult to move the ball around the ground. Therefore, under 2.5 goals priced at 1.70 odds is a decent alternate.