Millwall vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Millwall vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

The Friday evening (19:45) live SKYTV game features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Millwall continued their good run of form with a 2-0 victory at Reading last time thanks to a Leandro Bacuna own-goal and a Lee Gregory strike. In midweek, they suffered an FA Cup Fourth Round replay loss going down 1-0 at Rochdale.

Cardiff ran out comfortable 4-1 victors at Elland Road against Leeds in their last fixture. Callum Paterson, Junior Hoilett, Sean Morrison and Anthony Pilkington netted for the Bluebirds in a game that saw United lose Gaetano Beradi to a red-card just before half-time.

The reverse fixture came at the end of October at the Cardiff City Stadium and the game ended in a goalless draw. It continued a trend of low-scoring meetings between these sides with none of their last seven going over 2.5 goals.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair with Millwall marginal favourites because of their home advantage. I think it is hard to argue with the prices on offer and would look away from the win/draw/win market for my bets.

No side have been level at half-time in the league season more than the Lions who have been tied 17 times going into the interval. The Bluebirds meanwhile have been level on 14 occasions so take this one to be all-square going into the break.

Anthony Pilkington seems to play an important role coming off the bench for the Welsh outfits where he uses his reading of the game to take advantage of tired looking legs. He has netted three in his last five two of which have been the last goal. The recommendation then is to have a little interest on him to be the last goalscorer.

Game to be level at half-time

Anthony Pilkington last goalscorer

Millwall saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Millwall

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Millwall Form Guide

Millwall Team Logo

Millwall

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

26-08-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

01-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-09-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

Millwall Preview

The Lions are now four games unbeaten in the league and have lost just one of their last seven in the Championship. They sit in 14th place in the division and with 12 points between them and the bottom three it would take something strange for them to go down.

At the Den, they are unbeaten in their last seven in the league with four of these finishing all-square. Six of their last nine and each of their last three in front of their own fans have gone under 2.5 goals.

It is three clean sheets in their last six Championship fixtures for Millwall and in each of their last two. 42% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the 15 minute spells before half-time or before the end of the game.

Millwall Team News

Byron Webster (knee) is a long-term absentee while Aiden O’Brien (ankle) and Tim Cahill (fitness) are doubts.

Cardiff City Preview

A run of seven points from their last three games has allowed the Bluebirds to keep in touch with the second automatic promotion spot. They currently sit in fourth place which is three points behind Derby in second with Aston Villa in third.

Away from the Cardiff City Stadium, victory at Leeds last time out put to an end a run of four without a victory. Only Wolves have won more away games than the Welsh side in the division this season.

Two of the last three Cardiff have played have seen them keep a clean sheet and they had the third best defensive record in the division. Callum Paterson has netted three in the last three in the Championship.

Cardiff City Team News

Danny Ward (knee), Aron Gunnarsson (ankle), Lee Peltier (hip), Craig Bryson (Achilles) and Matt Connolly (muscle) are doubts. Joe Bennett is available after suspension.

Millwall Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Millwall vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jordan Archer 186 80
3 RB James Meredith 179 71
4 CD Shaun Hutchinson 186 78
12 LB Mahlon Romeo 178 73
35 CD Jake Cooper 193 85
44 RM Ben Marshall 183 73
23 CM George Saville 176 73
18 CM Ryan Tunnicliffe 177 75
14 LM Jed Wallace 178 69
20 CF Steve Morison 188 76
9 CF Lee Gregory 188 80
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
24 CM Marko Grujic 191 82
18 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
33 RF Junior Hoilett 173 70
44 CF Gary Madine 193 75
19 LF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75