Both Crystal Palace and Millwall head into their meeting at Selhurst Park this weekend on the back of two straight Championship defeats.
Palace have failed to win for four games, while the Lions’ impressive renaissance has been curtailed by successive reverses at the hands of Blackpool and Bristol City.
Bwin’s 3Way football betting market has the Eagles as the 13/10 favourites, with Millwall rated as 39/20 outsiders and the draw priced at odds of 9/4.
In the last ten games between the teams, Dougie Freedman’s men have only won once and they have not beaten Millwall in their last four meetings with them on home soil.
Three of those ten fixtures have ended in draws and while the Lions have six wins to their name in that period, the more favourable odds on a sharing of the spoils just tips the balance.
The net has bulged 75 times in matches involving Palace and Millwall this term, but 50 of those have arrived after half-time. It surely makes sense, then, to back more goals in the second half than the first at odds of 6/5.
The double result of a draw at half-time and draw at full-time at 18/5 also appeals, especially with six of Palace’s eight home matches thus far being level at the interval.
There have been 20 goals in the previous ten meetings between the sides, with 14 of these being scored in the second half.
On top of that, the net has bulged 75 times in matches involving Palace and Millwall this term, but 50 of those have arrived after half-time. It surely makes sense, then, to back more goals in the second half than the first at odds of 6/5.
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Looking at the scoreline markets, a 1-1 draw certainly stands out at 19/4, as this has been the exact result in three of their last six meetings, stretching back to August 2003.
With both sides desperate for a victory in this London derby, it would be typical if the match finished in a draw which does neither any real favours.
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