Millwall v Chesterfield Betting Tips: Lions to keep roaring at The Den

Feb 19 2017

This League One match sees two teams heading in different directions take each other on as Millwall host Chesterfield at The Den.

Millwall continued their giant-killing exploits in the FA Cup on Saturday as they knocked out Premier League champions Leicester City. They have proved that the cup can be helpful to league form as the Lions are currently only outside the play-offs on goal difference thanks to a run of 10 without defeat in the league.

Defence has been Neil Harris’ side’s strong point and they have not conceded a goal in their last six matches in all competitions which is absolutely incredible. They do not score many but they really do not need to with such a sturdy back-line.

All of Millwall’s cup success has come at home this season and their form at the Den in all competitions has been fantastic in recent weeks with no defeats since 10th December 2016, conceding just twice in the process – both of them before the new year.

Chesterfield had a famous cup run back in the late nineties when they reached the semi-final. However, that now seems a long time ago and the Spireites currently sit second-bottom of League One and a huge seven points from safety with just one win in their last ten league matches.

They do have a new manager in the form of Gary Caldwell but it looks almost like an impossible task to keep them up.

Unsurprisingly, Chesterfield have been poor in all departments so far this campaign with just 31 scored and 52 conceded in 32 matches – a recipe for disaster.

Away form has also been dire and the Spirerites currently have the worst record in the division with just six points taken from a possible 48 on their travels. They have only scored 12 times away from home this season.

Millwall are of course heavy favourites here and rightly so given the recent form of these two teams. However, I am hugely surprised that the bookmakers are offering a price as good as 13/8 on ‘Millwall to Win to Nil’. The way things are going, with Chesterfield looking morally dead and Millwall looking so strong at home, the hosts should be able to record another routine victory without conceding.

See more League One tips here.

Found a mistake?Let us know
Still have questions? Ask our experts!
Comments 0