After holding Middlesbrough to a draw last weekend, Millwall will be looking to start a new winning run in the Championship when they host Hull City at the Den this Saturday.
The Lions have impressed enough in the early stages of the season to suggest that they can make it to the playoffs, but will need to start performing consistently.
Against the Tigers – a team struggling for points and goals alike – they have the opportunity to make the most of their poor form, which our Millwall vs Hull predictions expect to be the most likely ending to the proceedings.
All in all, Grant McCann’s men could be in for another defeat on the road. Whether that’s an omen for where they’ll finish this season is anyone’s guess. Read ours in our 2019/20 Championship preview.
Take a peruse of our projections below…
Millwall vs Hull Predictions
Millwall head into this Saturday’s game in 10th place; not in an altogether worrying predicament, but definitely still looking over their shoulder. Their opponents, on the other hand, trail a whole ten places behind them, which may already be a sign for how this weekend’s clash will fare.
Indeed, with the kind of history the Den holds, Millwall has always been a pretty tough place to travel to. Not unlike a fortress, the Lions have made a strong start on home turf with two wins in two.
Just like the Den, the Lions themselves never know when to give up. Evident in their gutsy 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday despite being a man down, Neil Harris’ style of defending and hitting teams on the break is one that the side has been successful in emulating.
And with back-to-back clean sheets under their belt, you would not want to be playing away to the Den faithful, with few attacking options and a suspect defence.
Cue the entrance of McCann’s men, whom our Millwall vs Hull City predictions expect to be facing another away defeat, another clean sheet lost, and another three points squandered.
The Tigers have had a nightmarish start to the season. From failing to taking their chances against Blackburn Rovers, to losing emphatically against Bristol City, there is a real sense that McCann’s men are there for the taking for any side willing to put in the effort.
In Millwall, they’ll be facing opponents who do exactly that, fielding sides known for their tenacity, grit, and endeavour.
From Matty Smith’s steel and physicality upfront to the extensive defending from the likes of Jake Cooper in the back four, Hull City will find plenty of obstacles in their way to a potential upset.
Millwall vs Hull Head To Head
The Tigers have only won once in the last five clashes between the two teams, which adds further precedent to our Millwall vs Hull predictions and betting tips.
Interestingly, McCann’s men emerged as the winners in the game that took place earlier this year by two goals to one.
But it’s probably fair to say that in the time since, Hull’s form has stagnated enough for a repeat of the FA Cup clash that took place a month prior: a 2-1 win to Millwall.
Millwall Team News
The Lions will most likely start in their usual 4-4-1 formation on Saturday, with the ever-present Smith leading the lineup. The forward has bagged two goals in five matches and up against a suspect Hull City defence can only mean more goals.
Fortunately for Neil Harris and co, there are no notable injury concerns or suspensions to worry about which means that our Millwall vs Hull City predictions expecting a dominant display from the hosts may be the safest bet to punt on.
Hull Team News
McCann is in dire need of an attacking starting XI to kick-start the Tiger’s season into life.
Indeed, his side have scored just once in their last two games, conceding four goals – this with Tom Eaves in the starting XI.
Despite his lack of form, it’s likely that the Englishman will play up front, with the same team that featured against Blackburn given the chance to redeem themselves from that defeat.
The only real absentee is Angus McDonald who will watch from the sidelines with an injured knee.
Millwall vs Hull Betting Tips
A closely-contested match is certainly reflected in our Millwall vs Hull City match bets with the Lions wagering as 11/10 favourites, with the odds about a win for the travelling team tipped at 14/5.
The chances of a draw are also very unlikely, registering as a 23/10 pick in our Millwall vs Hull predictions.
All in all, expect Harris’ men to power through with a victory, with the Tigers being dealt with further cause for concern.