The Tigers visit the Den on Saturday, where they will face Millwall. In this exact fixture last season, the score ended 0-0, but Hull were victorious in the return game.
The Lions sit in 11th place after 10 games in the EFL Championship, with a points tally of 14. Gary Rowett’s side have struggled for consistency this season, with their biggest downfall being their attack, yet their biggest strength is their defending. Millwall are actually the side with the lowest average goals per game ratio in the league, seeing just two per match. They are also the fourth worst scorers in the Championship with an average of 0.9, but that statistic decreases to 0.7 when playing at the Den.
Last time out, Millwall travelled to Plymouth and picked up a huge 2-0 win. They once again showed how difficult they are to break down and spent long spells without the ball. The perfect counter-attacking game plan was executed in the second half, with Zian Flemming at the forefront, scoring and assisting.
The Tigers have only been defeated twice this season, with both of them coming away from home. Having said that, Hull have the fourth best away record in the Championship, accumulating nine points from five games. Aaron Connolly has been in great form, and Hull will need him to inject pace and energy into their attack this weekend.
Liam Rosenior’s side were on an eight game unbeaten run, until they met Ipswich this week. The Tractor Boys opened the scoring in the fifth minute and by half time, they were 2-0 up. Ipswich added a third in the second half. Hull were able to create in the final third, but they lacked that clinical edge.
This game will be tight and it will be decided by small margins. The sides featured in two close games last season and I don’t see it changing this time around.
The final prediction is Millwall 1-1 Hull.