Friday, July 12, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Millwall vs Southampton – 04/11/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Southampton win

Odds: 11/10 @ 1xBet

Hoping to extend their stay in the play-off places on Saturday afternoon, Southampton will travel to south London when they meet Millwall.

Starting with the hosts, while Millwall might have opened up the new campaign with their sights set on mounting another play-off charge, the Lions have struggled to find any kind of stability this time around. Parting ways with now-former boss Gary Rowett last month, the south London outfit are still battling it out in the bottom-half of the Championship table. While they might have been last seen snatching a 2-2 stalemate away at fellow strugglers Watford, Millwall have managed to muster just a single win from any of their previous seven appearances. With that extended rut stemming back to September 20th, Saturday’s hosts have also continued to show some extended issues on at the Den. Hit with a worrying 2-1 loss at the hands of Blackburn in their last appearance on home soil, the Lions have recorded just one win in front of their own supporters since way back on August 26th. Almost finding themselves sat in Championship limbo and facing a major uphill battle in their bid to clinch a play-off ticket this season, Millwall will be more than aware that they face another stern examination in the capital.

As for the visitors, losing their Premier League status last season, it is no secret that Southampton have an immediate top-flight return at the top of their agenda this time around. Last seen putting in another eye-catching performance as they secured a routine 3-1 victory against Birmingham, Russell Martin’s men are unbeaten in their previous six Championship outings. With that recent flurry stemming back to a 2-1 defeat against Middlesbrough on September 23rd, the former Swansea boss finds his side tipped as a leading play-off candidate this season. With their impressive purple patch highlighted by a 3-1 romp against Leeds when signing off September, Southampton should be smelling the chance to make another statement when they travel to south London this weekend. It should also be noted, the Saints have collected seven points from their last three second-tier contests away from St. Mary’s. Likewise, picking up a 2-0 victory when they last traveled to the Den back in August 2014 for an EFL Cup showdown, we are expecting a similar away win in the capital.

Bet: Southampton 11/10 to beat Millwall in Saturday’s Championship matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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