Millwall vs Cardiff City
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 9 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: The Den (London).
Cardiff City made it seven points from last three league rounds when they fired four past Leeds United last Saturday at Elland Road. The battle for the direct promotion into the elite is thus still ongoing for the Welsh outfit who is now only three points behind Derby County in second with a game in hand on the Rams.
The Bluebirds have actually notched four goals on two separate occasions in last three league matches and they’ll clearly impose a big threat to Millwall’s defensive line when the two teams meet in the Matchday opener at The Den. The Lions will, however, come into the clash high on confidence after dispatching Reading 0-2 at Madejski to climb up to the healthy 14th place in their first season since earning the promotion from the League One football.
Neal Harris’ men are now unbeaten in last six matches in all competitions which promises a decent contest when they come face to face with the red-hot promotional candidates here. The good news for Harris is that his side has kept back-to-back clean sheets against the likes of Derby and Reading after conceding two at home in a disappointing 2-2 draw with the League One Rochdale side in the FA Cup.
Millwall vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head
As many as 10 of 17 H2H meetings between these two rivals have ended without a winner.
Moreover, five of eight Cardiff’s visits to The Den have seen draws, the Bluebirds picking up only a single win along the way.
None of last seven H2H ties saw three or more goals or both teams on target and as many as four of them ended with no goals at all.
Millwall vs Cardiff City: Prediction
We somehow have to fancy the 1.66 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals pick if we look at the most recent head to head stats.
Moving forward, Cardiff City’s attacking line might encounter problems since Millwall have kept their net untouched in last two league ties.
In all, the best way to get the most of this match is backing Draw & Under 2.5 goals and follow the recent H2H tradition.