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Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th February 2017

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Millwall v Leicester FA Cup, 18th February 3.00pm

A fascinating time for Leicester and they will be under some pressure as they make their way to face League One outfit Millwall. You wouldn’t expect to be saying that about the reigning champions of England, but there you have it. Leicester are in a huge slump and on top of that, they will have the distraction of their return to UEFA Champions League action coming in midweek as well, which means that they may not send out a strong side for this one. There is a chance for the Lions here to go full force at this one, cause an upset and land themselves in the quarter finals. Millwall are 15/8 for the win, with the draw at 23/10 and Leicester at 7/5.

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Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Betting Tips

Is there a big cup upset on the cards here as League One side Millwall play host to the fallen giants that are Leicester? The Lions are pushing from promotion from their division and they have won three of their last four home games against Leicester as well. So the home side will have their backers in this one. They are running in good form as well as the Lions have gone and put up a twelve match unbeaten streak across all competitions at the moment and their defence is immense. Millwall have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games, conceding just the one goal in that sequence. Millwall to win to nil at Bet365 is running at a price of 4/1 which isn’t totally unappealing. The Lions have gone W7 D1 in their last eight on home soil and have banked five consecutive clean sheets there going into this one. They have some appeal to the underdogs.

In the Bet365 correct score market a Millwall 1-0 option is a 15/2 price. The last time the two clubs met was in the 2013/14 Championship season and Millwall lost both of those. But they had put together a four match winning streak against the Foxes prior to that, three of those wins coming to nil. Millwall’s last two wins over Leicester have been by a 1-0 scoreline. This is going to be a fascinating match up and Lee Gregory is running as 15/8 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market with Steve Morison and Aidan O’Brien running around the 11/4 mark. So they have their scoring threats and they have seen off two Premier League sides at The Den already in the competing having gotten past bot Bournemouth and Watford there, taking a clean sheet in both of those wins as well. If ever there looked to be an FA Cup exit on the cards for this weekend’s fixture, then the reigning English champions getting dumped out by a League One side is it.

Leicester have made progress through the FA Cup without having kept a clean sheet and they only got past the challenge of Championship side Derby in the last round in extra time of a replay back at the King Power. The Foxes are on a seven match winless streak in all competitions now (90 minutes) and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last eight games anywhere now. They have in fact, conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven games. They will likely have an eye on the UEFA Champions League coming up as well in midweek following this, so how will they balance this game? Jamie Vardy is an 8/5 anytime goalscorer option for the game for them with Islam Slimani at the same price. Make no mistakes, Leicester are in a lot of trouble as they have won just one of their last 15 games out on the road and overall from their eighteen away games this season in all competitions, they have won only one. They have lost three of their last four away from home with scoring and they have netted in just three of their last nine away games. This could get very uncomfortable for Claudio Ranieri’s men.

Who will win – Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Predictions

The value is going to be on the home side here. They got past Watford in the last round of the competition at home and they can take their chance against the slumping Foxes. Millwall have won three of their last four at home against Leicester as well, so simply because there is no way to trust the Foxes to pull out a win at the moment, it is worth looking at the home side to collect a win and move through to the final eight. Back Millwall in the match outright.

 


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