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Millwall vs Birmingham – Visitors to suffer first cup defeat of season

| 08.01.2011

Millwall may have failed to secure a single victory in their last seven games against Birmingham, but they could be overpriced at 6/4 in the FA Cup betting odds to do so this season.

Match Odds

Birmingham have tended to struggle for victories away from home in the Premier League this season and this is one of the chief reasons as to why they find themselves in the relegation places in the top flight.

Alex McLeish’s team have won just one of their ten away games in the league, but are still the slight favourites to secure victory against Millwall at 11/8.

Millwall’s home form in the Championship this season has been decent on the whole, while they have won all of their last three games at The New Den without conceding a goal.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last eight games and will want to avoid a trip to St Andrew’s, where Birmingham tend to be much tougher to beat.

It is 23/10 that Birmingham remain unbeaten in cup competitions this season and enforce a replay.

Half Time/Full Time

Birmingham have tended to be slow starters in the league, scoring in the opening period in just one of their last five games.

On the other hand, Millwall have struck in the first half in six of their last eight fixtures and in the two that they didn’t, they failed to find the target at all.

Therefore, it is highly probable that Millwall may be in the ascendancy at the half time interval and it is 4/1 that they are beating Birmingham at both half time and full time.

Furthermore, 14/1 may be a particularly big price in the football betting that Millwall are ahead at half time, but the game finishes as a draw.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.