Our prediction for this Championship match:
Tuesday’s football game at the Den pits together Millwall and Burnley, the two promotion-chasing sides. The Lions quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Coventry, with the team beating Sheffield United thanks to Tom Bradshaw’s hat-trick, and we predict that the 30-year-old forward will make life difficult for Burnley defenders as well. With no fresh injury worries to report, Garry Rowett is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed the Blades, while all Bennett, Burey, Emakhu, and Hutchinson remain in the recovery room.
The Clarets, on the other hand, are eager to retain top position in the standings. The league leaders proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Luton Town, but beating Millwall in London is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Jordan Beyer, Benson Manuel, and Jay Rodriguez are sidelined with injuries, while Nathan Tella should recover in time to face the Lions.
Highlighted Player (Benik Afobe):
Benik Afobe is a 183-cm-tall striker who plays for Bournemouth. Afobe is a product of Arsenal youth academy, but he did not make his first-team debut with the Gunners. After spending several seasons on loan at Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons, Afobe signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolverhampton on 14 January, 2015.
The pacey attacker scored 22 goals in 46 appearances for Wolves and, as a result, Bournmouth chiefs decided to sign him on 10 January, 2016. Benik scored 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Cherries in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure the top flight survival.
It has to be noted that Afobe won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with England back in 2010. The former Wolves attacker was born in Leyton, England on 12 February, 1993. Benik Afobe is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.