Millwall vs Burton by Luke
Millwall didn't react that well on Tuesday evening when the team visited Sheffield Wednesday and stood defeated narrowly with 2:1 result. However, nobody will be too downhearted with this defeat as it was more or less expected, but the side did have a decent chance to walk away with something in the end.
The game itself got very interesting from the first minute, as the home team opened up the scoreline in third minute already via Reach, while the guests leveled up ten minutes later with a goal from Elliott. They conceded another one in 43rd, just before the break via Rhodes and looked bit more threatening towards the end, however without scoreline change while defender Cooper got second yellow card during the additional break. The side is now in the second part of the table with seven points more than relegating worried sides and surely want to detach themselves away from it as much as possible aiming here nothing but a three pointer.
Home team should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Eliott and Gregory as forwards. Central defender Jake Cooper (8/0) is now suspended following red card last time out, while injured remain also center back Byron Webster (10/0) and defensive midfielder Shaun Williams (10/0).
Burton, on the other side, presented themselves much more competitive and attacking in the previous Championship game played last Tuesday evening but they still failed to avoid defeat in front of their own fans against Barnsley suffering 2:4 loss.
First halftime was very interesting and it could be said that the players of Burton were bit better side, but were chasing the result twice managing to level up the score - in 37th minute via Lund and in additional time via Dyer, however failed to respond with the same energy in second halftime as the visitors netted two goals in last twenty minutes of the game. The side now remained in the relegation zone having only ten points so far, which is still just two less than safely placed Birmingham, while they surely can't hope for much here, having 0-3-4 record on the road and just one goal scored in seven away clashes so far.
Guests are set to play in 3-5-2 formation with Sordell and Dyer as forwards. Forward Liam Boyce (no performance so far) is long term absentee with a knee injury, while defensive midfielder John Brayford (6/0) remains sidelined too.
- Millwall has four victories at home in last five Championship matches.
Hosts will be having some problems making the defensive lineup, but experienced Tony Craig is ready to replace the absentees. Even so, I still see them as big favorites to win this one as the team plays just well enough in front of their own fans. Burton is far below the standards of Championship actually and shouldn't be competitive for all ninety minutes here.