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Time running out to jump on lofty Millwall drop price

| 30.04.2013

Still available at 14/1 to suffer relegation to League One, time is running out to take such lengthy odds regarding Millwall finishing in the Championship’s bottom three.

The Lions are in woeful form, having won only one of their past eight league matches, and suffered defeat in their last three successively.

And those statistics would appear to neutralise the advantage Millwall gain by possessing a game in hand on their relegation rivals.

Indeed, the Lions meet Crystal Palace at the Den, in the knowledge that victory will see them safe from the drop.

But it should be noted that no Championship outfit has lost more home games than Kenny Jackett’s men this term, whilst they are also the division’s worst home side from a goalscoring perspective.

And with the visiting Eagles, the second-tier’s joint most potent attacking side, having the chance to secure a play-off spot by winning at the Den, they are likely to go all-out for three points.

If the Lions do fail to take anything from that encounter therefore, their trip to Derby on the final day will take on extra significance, whilst they could be forced to rely on other teams regarding the maintenance of their Championship status.

Of the seven teams who can mathematically still be relegated, 1/50 Wolves appear certainties for the drop, unlikely to gain anything away to the division’s form side Brighton.

Meanwhile, 4/6 Barnsley square off against 16/1 Huddersfield, and victory for the former side could have catastrophic consequences for Millwall.

A Tykes triumph would see both them and the Terriers on 57 seasonal points, meaning 6/4 Peterborough, who could face a Palace team with nothing to play for, would leapfrog the Lions with Selhurst Park victory.

And Sheffield Wednesday, who are 12/1 to go down, would need only to better Millwall’s result at Pride Park to stay up, with a Middlesbrough side boasting a solitary success in their last 10 outings the Owls’ opposition.

All things considered, a loss to Crystal Palace would certainly see Millwall’s relegation odds shorten sharply, and so now looks the time to capitalise on their 14/1 price for the drop.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee