Millwall vs Scunthorpe betting tips and predictions for the League One Play-Off match on Thursday evening. Read our betting preview below.
Millwall did just enough to claim the final League One play-off spot and they host in-form Scunthorpe at the Den on Thursday night in the first leg.
Millwall ended their mini-blip at the perfect time on Sunday and at the same time ended Bristol Rover’s unbeaten home run. The Lions were in danger of missing out on the play-offs but Shaun Hutchinson’s header sealed all three points in a topsy-turvy 4-3 win at the Memorial Ground. The hosts have proved troublesome going forward but their shaky backline hasn’t done them any favours lately with seven goals shipped in three matches.
Scunthorpe have ended the season in style and can boast plenty of momentum going into the play-offs. Graham Alexander’s side are bound to be a handful here and they’ve re-discovered their scoring touch after an alarming drop in form in 2017. They’ve hit eight goals in their last three matches although each of their opponents will be playing in League Two next season! Regardless of the opposition, winning breeds confidence and they will be hard to shift here.
Millwall’s ropey backline and Scunthorpe’s aversion to a clean sheet (just 2 in 11) leads us to our first betting tip which is both teams to score at 4/5 with Sportingbet.
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For our second Millwall vs Scunthorpe prediction we’re going for over 2.5 goals as well which looks very well priced at a best odds of Evens with Betfair.
Lee Gregory has ended the season in form and notched twice during Millwall’s 4-3 success. He’s also a penalty taker and should be backed to score during the 90 minutes for our anytime goalscorer tip in this League One play-off. The odds for Gregory to score are 13/10 with Betfair.
Millwall hero Shaun Hutchinson revealed he’s been playing with a cracked rib during the final weeks of the season and may be assessed ahead of this game. Jed Wallace is hoping to return from injury and is likely to replace David Worrall in the side.
Scunthorpe are unlikely to make too many changes to winning team as Graham Alexander looks to maintain the momentum which has seen them win 6 of the last 7 matches.
Several players will be pushing for a start including Ivan Toney, Craig Davies and goalscorer Hakeeb Adelakun.
These sides met only a few weeks back with Millwall running out 3-1 winners. That was Scunthorpe’s last defeat. Scunthorpe won convincingly when the sides met at Glanford Park earlier in the campaign. The Iron have won here fairly recently with goals from Jim O’Brien and Gary McSheffrey giving them a 2-0 victory in East London 14 months ago. Four of the last six meetings have seen Over 2.5 goals land.
Home sides are generally priced up favourably in these kind of clashes and Millwall can be backed at Evens for victory on Thursday evening. They have an outstanding record at the Den this season but as Oxford proved – they can be beaten. Scunthorpe are around 11/4 for away success with the draw priced at 12/5.
Three Millwall players lead the way in the first goal-scorer market with Lee Gregory, Aidan O’Brien and Steve Morrison all towards the head of the market.
Both Teams to Score – 4/5 with SportingBet.
Over 2.5 Goals – Evens with Betfair.
Lee Gregory anytime goalscorer – 13/10 with Betfair.
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