Millwall v Leicester Betting Preview – FA Cup 18th February 3.00pm
This could be a cracker of an FA Cup tie on Saturday. What makes this interesting is the slump in form of the reigning Premier League champions who can’t seem to buy a win from anywhere at the moment and needed extra time in a replay against Derby to make it through to the fifth round. Leicester have a difficult decision with the line up in this one because of their return to Champions League action in midweek. So that may give Millwall, who saw off Premier League side Watford in the last round at The Den, a sniff of landing yet another Premier League scalp in this season’s FA Cup.
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Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Betting Tips
Will Millwall be able to pull off an FA Cup upset here as they welcome the reigning Premier League champions to The Den? Millwall are enjoying a great season with their FA Cup run and running in contention for promotion to the Championship as well. They have a little head to head form at The Den as well against Leicester as they have won three of their last four there against the Foxes. Overall Millwall are in cracking form and will have plenty of backing for this tie. Millwall are currently on a twelve match unbeaten streak across all competitions at the moment and their defence is immense. There have been an incredible seven clean sheets in their last eight games in all competitions from Millwall and they conceded just the one goal in total in that sequence. Millwall to win to nil at Bet365 is running at a price of 4/1 which may have some appeal in this one. Remember they have already made progress in the FA Cup this season by beating Premier League opponents Bournemouth and Watford to nil at The Den.
Overall the Lions have gone W7 D1 in their last eight on home soil and have banked five consecutive clean sheets there going into this one. In the Bet365 correct score market a Millwall 1-0 option is a 15/2 price. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2013/14 Championship season when the Lions lost both of those meetings. Prior to that though, they had won four on the bounce against Leicester and three of those four wins had come with a clean sheet in tow for them. Millwall’s last two wins over Leicester have been by a 1-0 scoreline, so that adds a little more value to that option for this meeting. The Lions do have some scoring power in them, with Lee Gregory is running as 15/8 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market with Steve Morison and Aidan O’Brien running around the 11/4 mark. There has to be a big whiff of an FA Cup upset happening in this one and there has been some money thrown at the Lions to pull this off at that 15/8 match outright value.
Leicester have yet to keep a clean sheet in this season’s FA Cup and they needed extra time in a replay on home soil to get past Derby in the last round. Will they be as lucky this time around? Leicester are on a seven match winless streak in all competitions now (90 minuntes) and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last eight games anywhere now. Leicester have actually shipped at least two goals in five of their last seven games played now and they are crumbling badly at the back. What makes this even trickier for Leicester, who fielded a weakened side against Derby, is that they will be back in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday night so they will have to have an eye on that one. Jamie Vardy is an 8/5 anytime goalscorer option for the game for them with Islam Slimani at the same price. Leicester’s away form is pretty shocking this season having won just one of 18 games away from the King Power in all competitions this season and they are on a 15 match winless streak out on the road. They have lost three of their last four away from home with scoring and they have netted in just three of their last nine away games. This could get very uncomfortable for Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Betting Odds
Leicester 7/5, Draw 23/10, Millwall 15/8
Millwall v Leicester FA Cup Predictions
The game is just set up for the backing of Millwall in this one. We have seen plenty of Premier League sides fall already this season and the Lions took one out in the form of Watford in the last round. Leicester are likely to go under strength as they were for their replay against Derby and the Foxes are going to be under pressure. With the Lions having won three of their last four at home against Leicester, look for them to edge this one. They are value in the match outright.