Millwall v Crystal Palace, Tuesday, 7.45pm
MILLWALL take on Crystal Palace in a London derby that has serious ramifications at the top and bottom of England Championship.
The Lions lost again at the weekend and have still to secure their England Championship status. A poor run of from has saw just one win in the last eight games (five defeats and two draws) and Millwall have dropped back down the table and are just one point ahead of Barnsley in third bottom.
Millwall sit 19th and with an away tie at Derby remaining after this match boss Kenny Jackett knows a defeat to Palace could be catastrophic. He has an unchanged squad for but Andy Keogh may return to the starting 11.
Palace continue to struggle as they recorded another match without a win. It's been eight games since they grabbed all three points in a match.
The run of games has been quite easy too with only Brighton and Leicester of the teams played any good. Championship top scorer Glen Murray’s from has mirrored Palace's and he has not scored since early March.
Palace have only managed five in the last eight while conceding 16 goals. That they are still in the play-offs is testament to their excellent run prior to New Year. Crystal Palace have two games left and if they don’t win at least once their place will surely be in jeopardy. Palace will name the same squad as the weekend game at Blackburn.
A huge derby here and one which has an extra spice to it. There is genuine hatred between both sides and with play-off and relegation issues still undecided it could mean a lot for a win for either side. I believe a draw is the best bet and one that offers the best value.
With neither side keen to bust a gut and a point benefiting both sides going into the last game I can see a cagey local derby. The bookmakers cannot split the sides and neither can I.
Back the draw @ 5/2 bet365