Back Fleetwood to make an early breakthrough at The Den on Saturday afternoon.
Millwall v Fleetwood - Saturday 15:00
Neil Harris tried to brush off the midweek defeat to Bolton as an isolated setback in Millwall’s recovery, but he needed a bit more credit in the bank to be pulling that one. The recovery in question is a solitary away win against a newly-promoted side who played nearly half the game with ten men, the Londoners having benefited from a ten-day lay-off prior to that.
Yes, the 3-1 win at Northampton was promising and we all know Millwall belong much further up the table. But when you’ve taken just one point and shipped a dozen goals from a run of five games against four of the worst teams in the division - Coventry, Southend, Port Vale and Walsall - then an immediate backward step on home soil is going to set alarm bells start ringing again.
Fleetwood have looked sharp since the international break and followed a comfortable 2-0 win over Peterborough last Saturday with another three points at Chesterfield (1-0) in midweek. The Cod Army have scored in every game this season and they’ve scored the first goal in ten of their 13 matches, so take the 7/4 about them maintaining that fine record.
If there’s any little edge to be gained by video analysis, then you’d back Uwe Rosler to win that particular battle against Harris, which also applies with the 15/4 available on Fleetwood to win the first half. For Millwall, this match, like their season, might be one long game of catch-up. Ultimately, they can play their part after the break by landing the 17/1 on the Fleetwood/Draw half time/full time bet.