Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Millwall and Fulham, the two local rivals, face each other at the Den in the third round of the EFL Cup. Millwall head into Tuesday’s football match following back-to-back defeats to the likes of QPR and WBA and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. However, the Lions sit in the relegation zone in the Championship standings and, as a result, they are seen as underdogs in the clash against Fulham. The Cottagers, on the other hand, enjoy Premier League football this season and they are fully focused on securing the top flight survival. Fulham coach Slavisa Jokanovic is likely to mix the squad against Millwall, therefore, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a draw in the suburbs of London. A man to watch in the away team will be Serbian attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has found his goal-scoring touch.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Archer):
Jordan Archer is an English goalkeeper who plays for Millwall in the Championship. Archer started his career in the youth team of Charlton Athletic and he moved to Tottenham Hotspur football academy in 2009. However, he did not see a first-team football at White Hart Lane as he was inmeditely sent on loan to Harrow Bourough (2011).
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Bishop’s Storford, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton he signed a loan deal with Millwall in 2015 and he was soon offered a permanent contract with the capital club. Jordan Archer made 39 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets n the process.
Millwall secured promotion to the Championship at the end of the season as they defeated Bradford City in the final of the League One play-offs. Jordan Archer was born in Walthamstow, England on April 12, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.