Sheffield Wednesday have been one of the biggest under-achievers so far this season in the Championship. Injury problems have held them back but they look short of the level required to match their top six finish in each of the last two seasons. Millwall are a well-drilled side that is playing cautiously away and they are capable of frustrating the Owls here so a low-scoring game looks likely.
Neil Harris looks to have a pretty clear plan of action for this season and so far at least it seems to be working quite well. At home, Millwall have been bold at times and look capable of winning matches, meaning they don’t really need to gamble too much on the road and the Lions have settled for a point in some of their away games.
Given they are a newly promoted side there is no shame in that and their defensive performance at the weekend was excellent as they got a 0-0 draw away to early season leaders Cardiff. Their away games this term average just one goal per game in total with 86% of them producing under 2.5 goals.
Their approach is likely to be similar again here. Hillsborough is still a tough place to go and a point would be another very positive result for Millwall. Sheffield Wednesday have only managed 1.21 goals per game this term and they come into this one with just 1 point from their last 3 games, which includes matches against Barnsley and Bolton, two struggling sides. They haven’t really been able to get all their best attacking players onto the pitch at the same time this season and are struggling for fluency and consistency as a result.
They will know what they are likely to be up against here and it’s hard to see Wednesday having a comfortable evening with Millwall defending well right now and backing Under 2.5 Goals at 31/40 looks good.