Millwall vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Millwall will host Leeds United at the Den on Saturday in one of the standout fixtures of the season so far for both sides. Despite the geographical separation, there’s always been a close rivalry between the two sides.
Game: Millwall vs Leeds United
Venue: The New Den
Kick-off: Saturday 16th September, 3PM
Leeds United are top of the Championship and for the third matchday in a row remain the only unbeaten Football League side across all competitions, having won seven and drawn two of their games. They’ve allowed just four goals in those nine games and haven’t conceded a Championship goal in 564 minutes, which is a little over six games.
Millwall have scored eight of their 10 goals at the Den but they’ve looked quite good away from home. They’re winless, which is definitely harsh, and they won’t be phased by the task Leeds pose them. Millwall never have been phased by Leeds and as United fans will tell you, the Lions have a habit of making trips to the Den forgettable.
That’s nothing new where Millwall are concerned, but much more fragile Leeds teams of the past always looked likely to fold in such an environment. Given the way the Whites are playing at the moment it would take a brave man to predict where their first loss would come with a resilient edge about Thomas Christensen's men.
Millwall are available at best odds of 17/10 with Bet365 whilst the draw can be backed at 12/5 with Betfair. Betfred are offering 6/4 on Leeds United continuing their fantastic form.
Millwall have taken four points from their first three home games back at this level, thrashing Norwich and being held to a 1-1 draw by Bolton. Their loss was a frustrating one, as the Lions managed three goals but just couldn’t keep Ipswich out.
Leeds’ away trips have been a bit of a breeze so far. A 3-2 win full of defensive errors from a makeshift and injury hit Whites defence on opening day doesn’t tell the full story, but six straight league clean sheets since the reunification of Jansson and Cooper does. Leeds have beaten Forest and Sunderland 2-0 away since.
With the atmospheres, hostile crowd and big expectations, it’s no surprise to see this is a fixture usually dominated by the home side. Nine of the last 10 have been won by the home side and despite the away side's poor scoring record, it’s hard to imagine Leeds not scoring here.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both teams to score: YES at 4/5 with Bet365
We’ve seen a couple of 0-0 games this season for Leeds, but Millwall’s home games have been very open. Leeds have scored seven in three away outings, have 10 registered goalscorers and have managed 23 goals in all competitions. Millwall have eight in three here. The clean sheet run could well end, but the winning run may continue.
Back our Score Prediction: Leeds 3-1 at 20/1 with Betfred
Perhaps ‘losing’ Chris Wood was the biggest ever blessing in disguise for Leeds. Despite doing well and Wood netting goals, Leeds were one dimensional and not that good under Gary Monk. Wood’s departure has made way for a flowing, more dynamic looking attack, and at the moment Lasogga has come in and spearheaded that perfectly. The big German has two goals and four assists in his first two games.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Back Pierre-Michel Lasogga at 6/4 with Bet365