Millwall vs Leeds UnitedEngland Championship, KO: 12:00 Sep 17, 2023, The Den
Millwall and Leeds United square off in a Championship clash on Sunday with both teams seeking a spark to jumpstart their season. Neither side has been at their best so far and as they appear evenly matched at the moment, a closely fought encounter is predicted here.
Millwall are coming off a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City in their Championship fixture prior to the international break. They made a fast start and took a sixth minute lead through Kevin Nisbet but were pegged back eight minutes after the restart.
The manner of the result is typical of Millwall’s campaign so far as they have claimed just two wins in six matches across all competitions. Gary Rowett’s men are currently in the bottom half of the table and will be keen to begin their climb up the standings.
The major problem for Millwall this season is an inability to keep things tight at the back or hold on to Leeds as evidenced by the result at Birmingham City. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches, conceding nine goals in that run.
Leeds United also head into Sunday’s clash off a draw as they were held 0-0 by Sheffield Wednesday in their previous Championship fixture. They saw more of the possession and had several chances to score but were wasteful in front of goal.
That is the third stalemate in five Championship matches for Leeds United, who have been plagued by too many draws this season. Daniel Farke’s men have only won once so far, a 4-3 victory at Ipswich Town.
One similarity between Leeds United and Millwall is that the Yorkshire club have also struggled to maintain their defensive discipline this season. They have kept just one clean sheet in seven matches across all competitions so far.
How the bookies view it
Leeds United have the edge among the bookies and are priced at 7/5 by Unibet to claim the win on Sunday. A victory for Millwall is valued at 2/1 by William Hill while bet365 is offering odds of 12/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Leeds United have a 13-11 advantage with four draws from 28 previous matches against Millwall. However, the Lions won the last meeting between both teams, claiming a 3-2 victory in a Championship fixture in 2020.
Players to watch
Kevin Nisbet has caught the eye for Millwall this season, scoring two goals in five Championship matches. The forward was on target last time out and is priced at 14/5 with William Hill to find the net on Sunday.
Joel Piroe could be worth keeping an eye on having already found the net in just two appearances for Leeds United this season. The Dutch striker is priced at 14/5 by Willi Hill to get on the score sheet on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
With both teams struggling to keep things tight at the back, goals could be expected on Sunday. The last meeting produced over 3.5 goals which is priced at 3/1 by Unibet while over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 11/10 by Betfred. Both teams could be backed to score at 17/20 with William Hill.
A closely fought encounter is expected on Sunday, which means a halftime draw could be on the cards at 11/10 with bet365.
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