Millwall’s 2-1 victory over a much-improved Hull City in the FA Cup last weekend extended their winning run to four games in all competitions and they head into their Saturday-evening meeting with Blackburn Rovers having lifted themselves away from the relegation zone and up 19th in the division. The Lions have been a much improved side in recent weeks with wins over Reading (1-0) and Nottingham Forest (1-0) in front of their home fans since late last month and Neil Harris has moulded them into a tough nut to crack at the Den, just a single defeat coming in nine home matches. There’s still a long way for Millwall to climb before they can consider themselves truly safe from the spectre of relegation but victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon would boost their cause no end, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Millwall v Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn Rovers head into their weekend outing on the back of a decent enough 1-1 FA Cup draw with Premier League outfit Newcastle United, this securing for them a replay at Ewood Park. This result came on the back of a 2-1 win at home to promotion-hopefuls West Bromwich Albion although Rovers have had a few struggles away from home this season with no away wins since October – this being against struggling local rivals Bolton Wanderers – and while they will be desperate to climb towards the upper echelons of the Championship table, we certainly don’t fancy their chances at the Den.
Given Blackburn’s woes on their travels, we’ll be siding firmly with Millwall to build on their excellent recent results this weekend with plenty of value to be had on the home side on Saturday evening, BetVictor Bookmakers going 23/20 on Millwall to win.