Millwall vs Scunthorpe Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Millwall v Scunthorpe predictions for Thursday’s League One play-off semi-final which is taking place at The Den. Having recently beaten this opposition, Millwall will be hoping for more of the same. Continue reading below to see our tips for this match.
Millwall VS Scunthorpe Predictions
Full Time: 0 - 0
1X2 Tip: Home Win lose
Reason For Millwall VS Scunthorpe Betting Tips
Millwall just about clung onto their play-off place last Sunday despite conceding three goals away to Bristol Rovers. It looked as though the pressure got too much for Neil Harris’ men but they were able to rally and keep their promotion dreams alive, thanks to an 85th winner. On the other hand, Scunthorpe’s play-off place has been secure for some time, despite their slight wobble around February/March.
These two teams actually met not that long ago in the league – a match that saw Millwall come out on top with a degree of ease. With that experience behind them, alongside their strong home record, the hosts really ought to fancy their chances of coming out on top in this first leg and are worth backing to do so.
When playing at home, Millwall have certainly been at their best this season. The Lions have lost just four times at the Den and boast one of League One’s best defensive records when playing on their own patch. In fact, having conceded just 17 goals, only two teams in the division have let in less. On top of this, Neil Harris’ men have kept an impressive 11 clean sheets in front of their own fans. Such defensive solidity could see them do well here, especially since defending really isn’t Scunthorpe’s bag, especially on the road.
Having led the division for some time, there can be no denying Scunthorpe’s quality and they’re most certainly one of the best attacking teams at this level. However, breaking down what is likely to be a resilient and rigid Millwall rear-guard won’t be easy while they’re often susceptible to the counter. Away from home, conceding goals has been commonplace for Graham Alexander’s men in recent times. The visitors come into this match having conceded a fairly alarming 32 goals away from home this season and have kept just six clean sheets, and just one in their last 12.
Such high-pressure matches are often settled by defensive solidity and, quite simply, Millwall offer far more in this respect, especially on their own patch. Although Scunthorpe are more than useful in the final third, if Millwall can keep things nice and tight, then they should get plenty of opportunities to strike at the other end against a team who’ve been weak at the back for some time.