Millwall – Hull City

Millwall celebrated a come back to the second tier with a trashing of Bristol City, away (3-0). Ok there’s a fact City were without a bunch of regular players, but they’re also tipped as a contender for a play-off. Boss Jackett has a team that looks like entity, hard working side that rarely waste the points. Especially at the Den where they won 10 of last 11 games and in whole previous season (season in League One though) lost just once (in last November)! No injury concerns for Jackett as he has again striker Steve Morison and midfielder Darren Carter after international duty and a suspension. After slight injuries, Liam Trotter and Jimmy Abdou are back in contention as well.


Hull are tipped as one of the strongest team in Championship and they started well beating Swans 2-0. Nigel Pearson has a decent player for the second tier, but first problem is his key man, Jimmy Bullard, who doesn’t seem interested in playing for Hull any more. Other, probably bigger problem, is their away shape. Last season they were, only team without a win in Premier (6 draws, 13 defeats), in total 24 away league games without a win! Also, their only victory in 17 visits to Millwall was a 1-0 win in the old Second Division in August 1986. Promoted teams have a “first season” syndrome, at demoted teams symptoms are opposite. This could be a painful waking up and crash with the second level reality.


Lions surely like to look at themselves at 2nd spot. They have never stopped to dream about Premier and they’ll be putting maximum effort as long as their dream last. I expect a tight game, elbow in the favorite’s teeth  and 1-0 home win.


Bet: Millwall 0.0ah

Odd: 1.84 188bet

Stake: 8/10