In the third round of the FA Cup, Millwall will host Crystal Palace at The Den. Being at the stage of not having the best form, having to face a team from the Premier League. There is not much hope for teachers and coaches Gary Rowett to make a surprise before “Eagle”.
Leading Bristol City 2-1 after the first half ended, but in the end Millwall still embraced a 2-3 defeat and left. The loss on New Year’s Day signaled many of the difficulties ahead that Millwall faced. In which the clash with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup is an extreme challenge. It should be known that Millwall has been playing quite unstable lately. Considering the last 5 matches at the Championship playground, Millwall won 2 and received 3 defeats.
In the English First Division, Millwall is currently in 11th place on the table after getting 33 points through 24 rounds. Despite great efforts to squeeze into the top 6, thereby aiming for a ticket to the promotion play-off round. Millwall, however, was clearly out of breath compared to its direct competitors. At home, Millwall played quite well and was unbeaten in all 5 recent visits (draw 2, win 3). However, when the opponent is a name that they have not won in the last 5 confrontations like Crystal Palace (draw 3, lose 2), it is difficult for Millwall to bring good news to fans.
Similar to their opponents, Crystal Palace has just opened the new year with a 2-3 defeat at home to West Ham. Just got a 3-0 victory over Norwich, immediately the “Eagle” broke its wing again. During this period, the away team did not have a really stable form. Considering only the last 8 appearances, Crystal Palace had to receive 5 defeats. It is worth mentioning that Crystal Palace played very badly when away from home, with all of the last 3 away matches being lost.
Among the three defeats mentioned above, Crystal Palace could not even score. In the English Premier League, the away team is currently in 11th place on the table, specifically they brought back 23 points after 20 rounds. Of course, despite not being in good form, Crystal Palace is still much more appreciated when placed on the scale with Millwall. In the last 3 times as a guest of Millwall, Crystal Palace was even unbeaten and won 2. That will be the fulcrum for the “Eagle” to confidently go far in the FA Cup this season.