Both sides will be keen to pull clear of the relegation zone by claiming all three points, but Willie Duncan is anticipating a low-scoring encounter in south-east London on TuesdayThere is a crunch clash in the Championship on Tuesday night as Millwall look to claim three points and haul themselves further clear of the relegation dogfight when they play host to fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday at The Den.
Kenny Jackett’s side are unbeaten in their last four league matches but still find themselves just four points clear of the drop zone, and the incredibly tight nature of the Championship means that the Lions can move into the top half of the table with victory – a prospect which is rated as a 29/20 (2.45) chance with BetVictor.
Sheffield Wednesday have enjoyed a recent resurgence in form and moved three points clear of the bottom three with a nerve-shredding 3-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.
The Owls can be backed at 85/40 (3.13) with BetVictor to follow up on that result with victory in south-east London, while the same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the match ends in stalemate.
It is worth noting that each of Millwall’s last eight matches in all competitions have featured fewer than three goals, while only three of Wednesday’s last nine matches has produced more than two goals, so a tight, low-scoring encounter seems likely when these sides clash.
Furthermore, Kenny Jackett’s men have scored fewer home goals than any other side in the Championship, while only Bristol City, Huddersfield Town and Ipswich Town have scored fewer goals on the road than Dave Jones’ side.
As a result, BetVictor’s 5/6 (1.83) quote that fewer than three goals are scored here looks to represent outstanding value, while the 2/1 (3.0) quote for the first half to end goalless is also worthy of support.
Both sides will be desperate to avoid defeat as the season enters its final weeks and, with that in mind, fewer than three goals to be scored at 5/6 (1.83) with BetVictor is the recommended play, while value hunters should snap up the generous 23/10 (3.30) quote from the same firm for Tuesday’s match to end all square.
|Under 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with BetVictor
||Draw at 23/10 (3.30) with BetVictor
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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter