Millwall vs Fulham Preview 17/08/2021
No team has started the new Championship campaign with two wins out of two. However, ten teams have picked up four points from their opening matches.
One of those teams, Fulham, travel to London rivals Millwall on Tuesday night, as they look to continue their unbeaten start in the second tier.
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Millwall have kicked their Championship campaign with back-to-back draws against QPR and Blackburn. Sandwiched in between the draws was a 2-1 League Cup win over Portsmouth.
The Lions results so far mean that they have now won just once in their last eight league matches. One of the factors in that poor recent record may be that they have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine league outings.
Although Millwall have taken four points from their last two home games in the Championship, they have also won just one of their previous four league outings at the Den.
Fulham sit top of the early Championship table courtesy of a 5-1 win at Huddersfield last time out. Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro grabbed a brace in Yorkshire. The 27-year-old only needs one more goal to match his goal tally of last season.
The Cottagers have already enjoyed better fortunes in the second tier than they did at the end of last season in the Championship.
However, that was not hard as the visitors had failed to win any of their final ten league matches of last season, suffering eight defeats in the process.
Their last win was a 1-0 victory at then reigning champions Liverpool in early March.
Fulham’s recent record in the Championship is good, as of course the last season they were in the second tier they achieved promotion via the play-offs. This season’s aim will be automatic promotion back to the English top-flight.
PlusBet.net predicts that Fulham will continue their unbeaten start to the season by recording a victory in a low-scoring encounter.
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