Millwall vs Leicester CityEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 22, 2021, The Den
Leicester City will welcome the distraction of the Carabao Cup from their struggles in the Premier league as they travel to the Den for a third round clash with Millwall. The hosts are likely to make things difficult but Leicester's experience should give them the upper hand here.
Millwall came through both rounds of this season's Carabao Cup before booking their place in Wednesday’s match. They saw off Portsmouth and Cambridge United, who currently play in League One.
It has been a difficult start to the season for Millwall, who are in the bottom half of the Championship. They have attempted to turn things around in recent weeks and are unbeaten in five matches, although only two of those results have been wins.
Gary Rowett's men often struggle to keep things tight at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 matches across all competitions.
Leicester City have also endured a difficult start to the campaign as they struggle to capture last season’s form. They have beaten Norwich City and Wolves this term but travel to Millwall off the back of a 2-1 defeat against Brighton in their last Premier League fixture.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are a decent Cup team and are the current holders of the FA Cup. They claimed a 1-0 victory champions Manchester City in the Community Shield and also tend to do well against lower league teams.
Leicester City have been poor defensively this season and are without a clean sheet in their last five matches across all competitions. They have conceded nine goals in that run and also let a two-goal lead slip against Napoli in the UEFA Europa League.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Leicester City have a 9-8 edge with four draws from 21 previous matches against Millwall. The Foxes have won two of the last three meetings but were beaten 1-0 in the FA Cup in 2017.
Players to watch
Midfielder Jed Wallace and striker Benik Afobe have impressed for Millwall this season with both men scoring five goals between them. Paddy Power has Afobe at 12/5 to score anytime while bet365 has Wallace at 13/5 in the same market.
Kelechi Iheanacho has a good scoring record in Cup competitions and was on target in the Community Shield. The Leicester City striker could be worth a punt in the anytime goalscorer market at 6/4 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Leicester City can also be tipped to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 19/10 with betway.
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