2019-20 Championship – Millwall vs Preston Betting Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Millwall vs Preston kick off? Saturday 3rd August, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Millwall vs Preston being played? The Den

What is the weather forecast for Millwall vs Preston? Sunny, 23c

What television channel is Millwall vs Preston on? Sky have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Millwall vs Preston? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Millwall vs Preston?

Millwall – https://www.millwallfc.co.uk/tickets/

Preston – https://www.pnefc.net/tickets/

What was the score when the teams last met? Millwall 1-3 Preston

THE TEAM NEWS

MILLWALL

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Fielding; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Leonard, Williams, Mahoney; Bodvarsson, Smith

Unavailable:

Doubtful: O'Brien (Injured), Elliott (Injured)

  • Millwall won just one of their last nine Championship matches last season to finish just above the relegation zone but fans enjoyed a spirited FA Cup run as they lost on penalties in the quarter-finals to Brighton & Hove Albion.
  • Millwall have quietly gone about a potentially excellent transfer window, bringing in misfit from fellow Championship sides such as Reading’s Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and QPR’s Matt Smith, both strikers who should benefit from the Lions’ more direct style of play.
  • Neil Harris will be desperate to start strongly this season and target a mid-table finish after an aggressive and determined defence of their Championship status in 2018-19.

PRESTON

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Rudd; Fisher, Davies, Bauer, Earl; Browne, Gallagher; Barkhuizen, Johnson, Maguire; Moult

Unavailable: Ledson (Suspended)

Doubtful: Bodin (Injured)

  • Preston North End were a particularly streaky team in the Championship last year with runs of success as high as 12 games unbeaten sorely ruined by several long winless streaks.
  • Preston fans will consider keeping hold of young Scottish manager Alex Neil their best bit of business this summer while they have lost top-scorer of last season Callum Robinson to Sheffield United.
  • Alex Neil has previously won promotion to the Premier League with Norwich City and his team could be dark horses for the play-offs this year with two winnable games against Millwall and Wigan a great way to start things off.

BETTING ANALYSIS

Millwall must find a way to push themselves away from the bottom of the table after a few years of survival and their signing of Matt Smith seems like a good fit. However, Preston looked excellent in spells last year, especially away from home, and they could put in a challenge for the play-offs this season starting with a win here.

BETTING TIP: (Preston to win) Match result

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