Millwall vs Blackburn predictions and betting tips for this Championship match on Saturday night with a goals prediction and anytime goalscorer included.
Expert Tipster Prediction: Millwall had a poor start to the season but the board have put their trust in Neil Harris and he’s managed to turn things around. They remain precariously close to the relegation zone and getting some more points on the board is absolutely imperative here. They’ve added Alex Pearce and Ryan Leonard to their squad so far this January and their injury-crisis appears to be behind them. The Lions come into this game off the back of three consecutive victories in the Championship plus an FA Cup win against Hull last weekend. The Den is a tough place to visit and although travel-sick Blackburn have drawn their last two matches at this stadium, they are rightly priced up as the outsiders for this contest. Tony Mowbray’s side are tough to beat on their own patch and although they held Premier League Newcastle to a 1-1 draw last weekend, they haven’t won on the road since October 6th. Expect a fired-up home side to make it four-on-the-bounce in the league.
Struggling Bolton, inconsistent Stoke and a recently resurgent Hull are the only sides who have lost to Blackburn at home this season and Millwall will be keen to avoid adding their name to that exclusive list. The Lions have won just six times at home this season although five of those have arrived since the start of October. Neil Harris has bolstered his side this week and there is an increased competition for places. They beat Nottingham Forest here on December 29th, keeping a clean sheet in the process and have conceded just 16 of their 41 goals here in the capital. Blackburn have found things difficult on the road although they have faced tough recent assignments at Elland Road and Bramall Lane. Tony Mowbray’s side play with style and the majority of their good work centres around Bradley Dack. If Millwall can mark him out of the game, they could be in for a relatively straightforward evening at the Den. Millwall can be hard to stop when they’re on a roll and after four successive wins in all competitions, they will be keen to extend that run here. Blackburn have picked up consecutive 2-2 draws on recent visits to this stadium but they could come up short today. Millwall Win is the first of our Championship predictions for Saturday evening.
What are the best odds for a Millwall Win? 11/10 with 888Sport
These two sides have played out some cracking contests in recent years. There have been eight goals in the last two meets at this ground although the match at Ewood Park was far from memorable in August. Blackburn failed to net at Bramall Lane but had 11 shots in that game and they’ve netted in eight of their last nine away games. 9/13 of their away games have finished with BTTS. Despite keeping two successive clean sheets at the Den, Millwall have also seen 9/13 home matches land BTTS and they have been involved in some high-scoring affairs recently. Hull netted here in the FA Cup and they conceded twice at Portman Road and I think they could concede once again. Both sides aren’t afraid to fly forward and I expect this to be an entertaining televised affair and should make up for their previous bore-draw in Lancashire. Both Teams to Score? Yes is the second of our Millwall vs Blackburn betting tips.
What is the best price on Both Teams to Score? Yes – 10/11 with William Hill
There are a number of decent options available in the anytime goalscorer market including Shane Ferguson who now has three in two after his exploits in the FA Cup last weekend. However, I think there is value in backing Jake Cooper. The big defender is always the target for any Millwall set-piece and although he regularly claims assists, he also occasionally gets on the scoresheet. He’s always a danger in and around the box and it could be something for Millwall to exploit once again. Seven of Millwall’s goals have comes from headers this season and I can’t help but feel that 10/1 will give us a run for our money. The 23-year old has netted five times this season and is one of only two defenders to have found the back of the net this campaign for the club. Three of those goals have come at the Den and I think he can add to his tally here. Jake Cooper to Score Anytime is the third of our Millwall vs Blackburn betting tips.
What is the best price on Jake Cooper to Score Anytime? 10/1 with Unibet
The statistics point towards a relatively high-scoring game with Evens available on Over 2.5 Goals. The last two meetings at this ground have seen four goals in the game and it’s 11/4 for Over 3.5 Goals to land once again. There’s an average of 2.96 goals expected in this one and 2-3 goals can be backed at Evens. All of these options look viable. Our betting tips including Both Teams to Score which is currently available at 10/11. Blackburn have been involved in some entertaining clashes in recent weeks and this should be a decent watch.
Understandably, Millwall have been priced up as the favourites and are available at 11/10 to take all three points. These two sides typically find one another quite equally matched and another draw can be backed at 5/2.
Lee Gregory has suffered a stop-start season with injuries so far but he’s almost reached double figures and he’s 5/1 to net the opener in this fixture. Tom Elliott found the back of the net against Ipswich and can be backed at 13/2. For Blackburn, Bradley Dack is the star attraction and is available at 13/2 with Bet365 to break the deadlock.
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