Millwall – Sheffield Wed : Preview & Prediction
Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday face off at The Den in a match for the 33rd round of the Championship. Sheffield Wednesday won at home for (2-1) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 31-10-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 2/2/2015, in a Championship match, which ended with Sheffield Wednesday’s (1-3) win. The goals were scored by D. Fabbrini (90 ‘) for Millwall and L. McGugan (52’), A. Nuhiu (72 ‘) and S. May (83’) for Sheffield Wednesday. In this meeting the house factor could play an important role, since Millwall presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 14th place with 42 points, after 10 wins, 12 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate game, tied at home against Cardiff City by (1-1). In the latter, he won out against Birmingham City by (0-1). 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 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the league, Millwall had 17 points out of 30, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat in their last 10 games at their stadium.
For this competition, you have not lost in your stadium for 8 games. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 8 of their 16 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In the 32 games he played in this event, he only achieved 1 turnaround in 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Millwall kick-off for this match with a 0-1 home defeat at Birmingham, returning to triumphs after two official games without a win. At this moment the homemakers follow at the bottom of the table, but without great risks falling into the relegation zone. For this game inside doors the commander Neil Harris should play in the usual 4-4-2 privileging the defensive organization and the fast transitions through the corridors. It is important to remember that the places have presented several failures in the maintenance of ball possession and finalization. George Saville is one of Millwall’s finest finishers with 7 goals scored. It seems that the coach does not have Webster, Ferguson and O’Brien, all from injury.
Analysis of Sheffield Wednesday
The visiting team is currently in 16th place with 37 points, after 8 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate game, tied off against Barnsley for (1-1). In the last game, won at home against Derby County by (2-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw at home with Swansea City by (0-0). For the championship, Sheffield Wednesday had 11 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 away games. In his games for the league as a visitor, the most frequent result in the interval was 0-0 (7 out of 16 matches). In his away games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 11 of the last 16 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 32 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 1 turnaround. There have been 1 period in the last 16 games played as a visitor to this competition: they suffered 7 of their 17 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Sheffield Wednesday crowd has a very positive moment of the season, having only 1 loss in the last 10 games. In the last game, the visitors tied zero against Swansea. At this away meeting, coach Jos Luhukay should play in the usual 3-5-2, benefiting possession of the ball and the offensive organization, looking for space in the halls to attack the enemy. The most dominating Gary Hooper player, with 10 goals, is missing because of an injury. Besides this player, the visiting coach can not count on Forestieri, Westwood, Bannan, Lee, van Aken and Lees, all from injury.
Millwall – Sheffield Wed : Betting Tips
Millwall – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70