Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 1-0 loss at Watford, Millwall will be aiming to get back on course in the Championship when they welcome Bristol City at the Den on Matchday 45. The Lions do not seem to be at their sharpest in the season finale, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous four league fixtures. The capital club aim to finish the season in the top half of the table, and they should take advantage of Bristol City’s poor form.
The Robins failed to win the last eight league matches, and given their defensive display in the 3-2 loss to Luton Town, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Millwall. The Lions boss Gary Rowett could opt to make changes to the starting XI that faced Watford, with all Burey, Mahoney, Muller, Williams, and Zohore pushing for a start. The likes of Baker, Hunt, Janneh, Scott, and Semenyo, on the other hand, could be recalled to Bristol City’s starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Jiri Skalak ):
After starting his professional career at Sparta Prague, Jiri Skalak played for the likes of Ruzemberok, Slovacko, Zbrojovka Brno and Mlada Boleslav on loan. In the summer of 2015 the Czech player signed a permanent deal with Mlada Boleslav where he established himself as a first-team regular.
However, the pacey winger did spend too much time at the Czech club as he joined English side Brighton in the winter of 2016. Jiri Skalak signed for the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee and it has to be noted that he score his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win over QPR on April 19, 2016. After spending two seasons at the Falmer Stadium, Jiri Skalak moved to fellow English club Millwall on August 2, 2018.
Born in Pardubice (Czechoslovakia) on March 12, 1992, Skalak represents Czech Republic on the international stage. The Millwall winger has 21 caps for the Czech Republic U21 team and he received his first call-up for the senior team on August 25, 2015 for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Latvia and Kazakhstan.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.