Millwall – Barnsley : Preview & Prediction
Millwall and Barnsley face off at The Den in a game for this stage of the FA Cup (Heat 3). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 games has won 2 and lost 1. In fact, in the last showdown at this stadium, in a game for Championship on 30-09-2017, Barnsley managed to win , by (1-3). The goals of the game were scored by L. Gregory (45 ‘) for Millwall and T. Bradshaw (40’ and 60 ‘) and M. Thiam (83′) for Barnsley. Special attention is required for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
The home team make their debut in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 8 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 7 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Norwich by (2-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Millwall has won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In their home games there is a tendency to few goals, as 12 of their last 29 games have finished with less than 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he has never been able to go all-around in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There have been 1 period featured in the last 15 home matches for all competitions: they conceded 5 of their 14 goals in the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Millwall leave for the match with a 2-1 loss to Norwich, putting an end to the two straight games without losing in the championship. One of Millwall’s serious problems is in out-of-doors games as he has two defeats. We also remember that the places occupy the bottom of the league table in the second division English. In this game against Barnsley coach Neil Harris should play in 4-4-2, favoring possession of the ball and organized attacks. George Saville is the player who deserves attention in this team with 7 goals scored. The injuries will not be a problem for this FA Cup match.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of getting a positive result out. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away to Sunderland by (0-1). In the last 10 games played out for all competitions, Barnsley won 3, drew 3 and lost 4. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. This is a team that scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of those 3 it reached the interval in advantage in 1 and won in the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to get back to the result. In the last 15 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 8 of his 21 goals in the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Barnsley have had a good start to the season but they seem to show some improvement as they record three straight games without losing. In the last match, the away team won a positive result by winning against Sunderland 0-1. In this away game, coach Paul Heckingbottom should keep the team in 4-3-3, benefiting the defensive organization and the counterattacks, exploiting the space on the opponent’s back. Tom Bradshaw is Barnsley’s best finisher with 6 scoreless goals. It is important to point out that visitors have several failures to finish. The only player in doubt for this match is Hedges, due to injury.
Millwall – Barnsley : Betting Tips
Millwall – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70