Millwall – Sheffield Utd Predictions
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Millwall 3-2 Sheffield Utd
Date: 18.02.2023 | Match at: 13:30 | League: ENGLAND: CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND 33 | Tip: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.36 | Bookie: Unibet.
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- Millwall’s push for the play-off places hit a stumbling block in midweek as they were beaten 1-0 at Coventry, but the Lions remain just a point adrift of the top-six having played fewer games than all of their rivals. Ambitions of a first-ever promotion to the Premier League remain alive and are being charged by a formidable home record where they’re unbeaten in nine matches in Championship action (W5, D4), although all four of those draws have come across their last five such games.
- Millwall haven’t gone ten home league games without defeat since April 2018, but Gary Rowett’s side look well placed to achieve that here given that Burnley are the only side in the division to lose fewer matches on their own turf this season (BUR 0, MIL 2). Much of that success has been built on a formidable home defence that has restricted visiting sides to a league-low nine goals.
- Sheffield United are unlikely to be fazed by that though, as they ran out 2-0 winners at the Den in the FA Cup last month. If they’re to repeat that act, they’ll have to do it without Paul Heckingbottom’s guidance from the touchline, as he’ll be serving a touchline ban after being sent off as his side were beaten 3-1 by third-placed Middlesbrough last time out.
- That was the Blades’ first defeat since the Championship’s restart, but they’ve still fallen off the pace in the title hunt, and may now be looking over their shoulder to the play-off places, with that midweek defeat reducing the gap to Middlesbrough to seven points ahead of this round. Despite that, confidence should remain high as they hit the road, with no side in the division winning more points (28) or conceding fewer goals (11) away from home than Sheffield United.
- Key battle: Millwall frontman Tom Bradshaw has seen six of his seven Championship goals this term arrive before half-time. Looking to keep him quiet may well be Blades defender John Egan, who owns five personal H2H victories over the Lions – his joint third-most wins against any team.
- Hot streak: None of Millwall’s last nine games in all competitions have seen both teams score before half-time.