Wimbledon look more than a touch of value in Tuesday's trip to South East London.
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon - Tuesday 19:45
Since the opening day of the season, only the top four teams in the division have beaten Wimbledon and though Millwall aspire to be in such esteemed company come the end of the season, there’s not much evidence to suggest they are any stronger than the newly-promoted side they will be hosting here. Take the 3/1 available on the away win.
A come-from-behind 2-1 win down the road at Charlton in mid-September appears to have been the moment when Neal Ardley’s men started taking themselves seriously at this level. Since then, they’ve averaged two points per game and confidence must be sky high after bagging ten goals in the space of four days against beleaguered Bury.
For Millwall, comparisons with last season are inevitable. The Lions took a while to get going but were machine-like once they got their act together at the turn of the year. As it stands, they are four points adrift of the 28 points they had at this stage last season, when this November midweek slot triggered a regression of four defeats in six matches.
As always at the New Den, the visitors must win the battle before they can win the war - a favourite phrase of Ardley’s, as it goes - so the Draw/Wimbledon half time/full time bet appeals at 8/1. Few teams produce such a marked improvement after substitutions than the Dons. On the correct score front, you can do worse than back Wimbledon 2-1 at 12/1.