Draw written all over Brighton’s Championship clash with Millwall
In each of the previous three meetings between Brighton and Hove Albion and Millwall at the former’s Amex Stadium, the two teams have produced draws. Two of the last three, meanwhile, were 2-2, so take odds of 13/5 with Coral for a share of the spoils again, and 18/1 for that same scoreline.
A draw is all the more highly possible, given that the duo are in a terrible run of form in the Championship. The hosts have won just one of their last 16 league games, and lie in the relegation zone, while the Lions have only one victory in their previous 15.
This will, therefore, likely be a nervy encounter, with both sides in desperate need of taking all three points.
Brighton have managed the last two victories in this fixture, both at Millwall, and go into this match as odds-on favourites at 19/20 to win. Ian Holloway’s men are 14/5 chances to beat the south coast side for the first time since 2010 in League One at the Amex.
There are reports suggesting that Seagulls boss Sami Hyypia could be sacked if he fails to win here, and he’ll be hoping his surprise top scorer in all competitions this term, centre back Lewis Dunk can get on the scoresheet.
The tall Brighton-born youngster has five goals in all competitions already, and is a terrific 7/1 chance to net again anytime.
Kazenga LuaLua has been ruled out, but Hyypia can call upon recent loanee from Aston Villa Darren Bent, who scored on his debut, for this battle, and the former England international is 9/2 to strike first. Adrian Colunga, meanwhile, returns from suspension, and the diminutive Spanish striker is 7/4 in the anytime market.
Holloway will be without Carlos Edwards and Lee Martin for this clash, but club leading marksman this term Ricardo Fuller is available, with the Jamaican 11/4 to score anytime. Martyn Woolford and Magaye Gueye are in line for returns to Millwall’s starting line-up.