This has been a thoroughly memorable season for Millwall. True they have failed to lift any silverware and aren’t even in the League One play-off places as things stand but they enjoyed a remarkable run in the FA Cup with Premier League scalps over Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester City along the way.
An exit from the competition at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in the sixth round was no huge surprise and the Lions will be confident of continuing that relative success by climbing into the top six on Tuesday evening.
Neil Harris’ men enjoy a distinct advantage over the teams around them in the league table in that they enjoy two or three games-in-hand, therefore confidence will be high that these will be put to good advantage over the coming weeks. Given Millwall’s home record, we believe that they will climb up into the play-offs very soon.
The Lions last tasted defeat at the Den back in December and there is little reason to believe that this excellent record will be threatened any time in the near future, however Harris’ side have also been pretty solid on the road this season and they will be in confident mood heading up to Rochdale’s Scotland ground on Tuesday.
Is this confidence misplaced? We don’t believe so although they will be put to a very stern test by a Dale outfit which have also been pretty strong at home in recent weeks.
Indeed this game has ‘goals’ written all over it and whilst we believe that Millwall will help their promotion cause by collecting all three points, there won’t be much in it and a few goals for both sides will make life interesting at Scotland on Tuesday night.