Millwall v Norwich City match preview and betting tips

Millwall are clearly struggling in the second tier and we don't envisage their woes easing when they host Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

Millwall v Norwich City match preview and betting tips

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Millwall made it into the Championship thanks to a play-off final win over Bradford City at the end of last season and confidence was high amongst the Lions fans that their side could get off to a good start in the new campaign. This confidence appears to have been misplaced, at least so far. Neil Harris' men have stumbled along and after four Championship outings they have a meagre total of two points to show for their troubles.

The Lions opened their account by going down 1-0 at Nottingham Forest and whilst they picked up points in their draws against Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City, they sit second from bottom at this early but crucial stage of the season. Not only that but they were dumped out of the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening thanks to a 3-1 defeat at Reading. Clearly things need to improve but we're far from confident that they will bag for themselves their first league win of the season on Saturday afternoon.

Norwich City are hardly setting the Championship alight at the moment but they are doing better than Millwall, slightly. They have managed a single win so far, this being against QPR at Carrow Road and they impressed in their 4-1 hammering of Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup second round earlier this week. Otherwise they have been largely uninspiring and the manner in which they conceded four against what had previously been a dismal looking Aston Villa in their last league outing will have been of major concern.

As such, we expect a few goals at the Den this weekend. Millwall's last home game was a seven-goal thriller and Norwich City's opening six competitive matches this season have produced a grand total of 24 goals, that's four goals per game. We expect this to be the case at the Den on Saturday and whilst picking a winner is difficult given the inconsistent nature of both sides, we're pretty confident that we'll see some goalmouth action this weekend and as such, Over 3.5 goals looks to be the way forward at odds of 11/5 with Betfred.

Our tip:Back over 3.5 total goals at 13/5 with Betfred