Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Millwall kick off their Carabao Cup campaign with a match against Crawley Town at The People’s Pension Stadium. The Lions finished the last Championship campaign in style as they rolled over Huddersfield Town 4-1, but that did not help them book their place in the playoffs. The capital club are once again eyeing a top-six finish, but they want to go all the way in the EFL Cup as well.
Crawley Town, on the other hand, were sitting in the 13th place in the League Two table when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The underdogs are likely to fight tooth and nail in their Carabao Cup opener, but home win should not be considered as there will be no spectators at The People’s Pension Stadium. Last time out Crawley Town were eliminated in the competition by fellow League Two side Colchester.
Highlighted Player (Gyliano van Velzen):
Gyliano van Velzen is a professional football player who was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 14, 1994. Van Velzen is a product of the famous Ajax football academy, but in 2010 he moved to the Manchester United football school. Despite signing a professional deal with the English giants, he did not see any game action for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
After ending his loan spell with Royal Antwerp in 2013, he signed a permanent deal with Eredivisie side Utrecht. The pacey Dutch winger played for the likes of Volendam and Roda as well before joining League Two side Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen made his Crawley Town debut in a 3-1 loss to Forest Green Rovers on October 5, 2019.
His main position is a left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Since Gyliano van Velzen has dual citizenship, he is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Suriname on the international stage.
Highlighted Team (Millwall):
Based in Bermonsdey, South East London, Millwall are a football club whose supporters have often been associated with hooliganism. West Ham United are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
The Lions share rivalry with Charlton as well and the two teams first met back in 1921. The Den is Milwall’s home ground at the capacity of the stadium, which was opened in 1993, is 20.146.
The capital club did well to make it to the 2003/2004 FA Cup final, but Premier League giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Lions. The Red Devils won the game 3-0, but despite suffering the heavy loss in the title game, Milwall booked their place in the UEFA Cup. However, Ferencvaros of Hungary proved to be a big catch for the English outfit in the two-legged tie.
Australia international Tim Cahill is considered one of the most notable footballers who whore Millwall shirt (1998-2004).