By Maryam Naz
25th January 2019
Marco Silva’s men will make the trek to the Den this Saturday to face a Millwall side in need of delivering some FA Cup magic to their fans, given they’re languishing in 19th place in the Championship.
Millwall vs Everton: odds and predictions
Neil Harris’ men are 9/2 outsiders in our Millwall vs Everton predictions and betting tips, while the Toffees are a 4/6 pick for the win, with the shares of war trading at odds of 27/10.
The odds for the away side to equally short (2/9 to be exact), but considering they face a bottom-of-the-league Huddersfield side in their next Premier League game, they can afford to play some of their big guns.
The Likes of Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Andre Gomes will all be relishing to exercise their attacking skill in a competition that could be Everton’s only chance at clinching a trophy this year.
This spells danger for a Millwall defence not known for cohesion and clarity, with five goals conceded in their last four games pointing towards a potential larruping on the cards for Harris’ men.
Millwall vs Everton head-to-head (most recent first) Everton 1-0 Millwall, Millwall 1-1 Everton, Everton 2-4 Millwall, Millwall 0-0 Everton, Millwall 1-2 Everton.
Millwall vs Everton match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Everton to win 3-0, betting @ 13/2
The first of our Millwall v Everton predictions forecast the Toffees to continue their winning trend against this weekend’s FA Cup opponents.
While the Toffees have struggled away from home, those games have been against tougher teams in the division such as Liverpool and Manchester City. Their most rampant away win this season was against Burnley in a 5-1 thrashing of Sean Dyche’s men.
What’s more, with the hosts suffering from a leaky defence, it’s safe to say that betting on a clean sheet pick in line with our correct score projections would not be the wisest wager to punt on.
The second of our Millwall vs Everton predictions see our writers expecting the Den Faithful to be in for a thrashing at the hands of Richarlison and co.
Rampant attacking away displays have not been a common trait of Everton’s performances on the road this season, but the 5-1 hammering of Burnley earlier on in the season will inspire them to produce a similar scoreline this Saturday.
As mentioned before, the Toffees next opponents in the Premier League, Huddersfield, provide them with no reason to rotate the squad too heavily. This means that the likes of Bernard, Gomes and Walcott could all make the starting XI.
To make things worse for Harris’ men, the stats are particularly damning for them when they have faced with Premier League opponents in the FA Cup – they’ve lost their last two by an aggregate score of 1-9.
All in all, it doesn’t look too good for Millwall, does it?
Predicted scorer: Ademola Lookman our pick to score first @ 8/1
The 21-year-old impressed in the last round of the FA Cup against Lincoln City, clinching the winning goal to top off an entertaining attacking display.
If the Lions have done their homework properly, they’ll know that Lookman is adept at finding pockets of space to shoot from, and our writers are wagering that one of those shots will slip past Archer, with the odds betting at 8/1.
The young English international brings up the rear of our Millwall vs Everton predictions and betting tips and looks to be in good form to cause Harris’ back four some real problems.
Millwall vs Everton stats: Opta
- Millwall and Everton haven’t faced in any competition since their meeting in the 2005-06 FA Cup third round, with the Toffees progressing after a replay.
- Millwall have won their last four home FA Cup matches against Premier League sides, with two of those in the fourth round (2012-13 against Aston Villa, 2016-17 against Watford).
- Everton have progressed from their last 10 FA Cup ties against non-Premier League opposition, last losing in March 2011 against Reading.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.