Winning four of their last five league matches, Fulham arrives at The Den to take on their London-rivals brimming with confidence. Having beaten Millwall 4-0 in the reverse fixture back in August, they certainly know they are capable of doing the dirty on “The Lions”, and Fulham looks well suited to follow up that win with a further three points Wednesday evening.
“The Cottagers” have not conceded in their last three away league matches and after beating Blackburn at the weekend, Fulham drew level on points with Leeds, with only an inferior goal difference keeping them out of the top two. The noises from Craven Cottage in the summer were that promotion was not just an ambition, but the expectation for manager Scott Parker and at the moment one certainly cannot rule out a return to the topflight.
Not long ago, a trip to the Den was incredibly daunting, but for some reason, the style of football Fulham has mostly practised for years has never suited the side from Bermondsey. Fulham has not lost any of their previous six visits here and we are looking at a time span of over 20 years in that run in which Millwall apparently has not caught up on Fulham.
The hosts were red hot not long ago, but their results have gone awry. They have lost three from four, with a worrying sudden inability to score, having failed to find the net in three of those matches. A bad omen before the visit from the division’s current outstanding defence.
Millwall has lost their last three league matches against Fulham and failed to score in their last four meetings. The hosts have lost to West Brom and Leeds in recent weeks, two of the top three. Fulham is certainly on a par with both sides given their form of late, so we expect them to claim the points in this clash.
Millwall vs Fulham, Prediction and tip
No side in the Championship picked up more points across the last eight games. They have kept four clean sheets in their last five and looks incredibly hard to break down at the moment. We really like the look of the prices on the away win, and one could go for broke with an away win to nil which makes for an even bigger price. Here we settle with backing the away win.