Millwall-Crystal Palace Betting Preview: Goals likely to be at a premium in nervy affair

Kenny Jackett's men are looking for the win that will ensure Championship survival but Willie Duncan expects the Lions' meeting with Ian Holloway's side to be a drab encounter
Millwall and Crystal Palace may find themselves at opposite ends of the Championship table but there will be plenty at stake for both sides when they meet at the Den on Tuesday.

For Kenny Jackett’s side, victory is required to ensure that the Lions will enjoy Championship football again next season while for the visitors, a win would be enough to secure a play-off place and give the Eagles continued hope of playing in England’s top flight next term.

Millwall are chalked up as a 7/4 (2.75) shot with BetVictor to emerge victorious from Tuesday’s clash while Palace can be backed at 8/5 (2.60) with the same firm to claim all three points here.

The draw is available at a tempting 12/5 (3.40) with BetVictor.

Neither side come into this match in sparkling form, with Millwall having won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions while Ian Holloway’s side are without a win in their last eight league fixtures.

Crystal Palace have managed just 21 goals in 22 away games in the league thus far this term and the out-of-sorts Eagles have scored only three times in their last seven matches while the Lions have netted just twice in their last seven matches on home turf.

With that in mind, the 5/6 (1.83) quote from BetVictor for fewer than three goals to be scored looks to be generous here while the 11/10 (2.10) on offer from the same firm for the opening goal of the game to come during or after the 28th minute looks to represent outstanding value.

With so much at stake for both sides, nerves are certain to play a part in the outcome of this game and BetVictor’s 22/5 (5.40) quote for the match to be level at both half time and full time offers considerable appeal here while the chunky 21/2 (11.50) from the same firm for no goal to be scored is also likely to attract support.

First goal during or after 28th minute at 11/10 (2.10) with BetVictor
Draw half time and full time at 22/5 (5.40) 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