This weekend's Championship action starts with Millwall v Bolton wanderers, the Wanderers likely to dominate at the New Den on Friday evening.
Millwall clinched a valuable win at Brighton last Friday and another victory this Friday would lift them even further from the relegation zone. The Lions had failed to win in their previous six outings prior to last week’s match at the Amex Stadium, however a Lee Gregory goal in the fifteenth minute proved to be the winner and Millwall can therefore breathe a bit more easily, at least for now.
That win for the Lions sees them level on points with Leeds United as well as Friday’s opponents Bolton wanderers. A mere five points separate these sides from the relegation zone and all three will be desperate for points this weekend, Millwall manager Ian Holloway eager for his side to clinch a maximum points haul at home, such an outcome up for grabs at 6/5 with Betfred.
Neil Lennon is the man in charge at Bolton Wanderers and he has transformed the side in recent weeks. The Trotters appeared destined for a fall into League One just a couple of months ago, however results have improved dramatically with the side losing just twice in their last ten outings. They will therefore be in high spirits when they travel to south London on friday evening.
Nevertheless, Bolton have failed to score in their last two matches, being held to a 0-0 scoreline on both occasions. The Lancashire side start this match as outsiders at 27/10 with BetVictor and Lennon will be hopeful of decent performances from Craig Davies and Joe Mason, the pair underperforming of late.
Holloway’s Millwall started their season in top form, however they have struggled of late and have failed to manage successive wins since the opening two matches of the campaign. We have no reason to believe that they can manage a second back-to-back win on Friday and as such, we’ll be backing the visitors to clinch the points on this occasion.
Bolton have proven themselves very hard to beat of late and following two draws in their last two outings, we feel that Lennon won’t settle for anything less than three points at the New Den.
A problem for both sides this term has been lack of goals. Bolton have scored just once in their last three games and Millwall have drawn blanks against Wigan, derby and Charlton recently. As such, we’ll be going for under 2.5 goals.
Millwall will be under pressure to continue their winning ways on Friday, however they will struggle against a Bolton side which is extremely well organised and rejuvenated under new manager Neil Lennon.
Our betting tips
Bolton to win-to-nil – Bet365 5/1
Under 2.5 goals – BetVictor 7/10
All odds were correct at time of posting.