Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Millwall and Burnley go head to head in the EFL Cup round 3 at the Den. The Lions made a flying start to their EFL Cup campaign, with the team beating both Crawley and Cheltenham, but they do not want to stop now. Millwall are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and seeing that they have been impressive in front of goal in the League Cup this term, the hosts are likely to find the net in Wednesday’s showdown.
Keep in mind, though, that both Fielding and Mitchell miss the EFL Cup clash with injury. The Clarets, on the other hand, will be without Barnes, Cork, Gudmundsson, and Mee, who are all out of contention through injury. Seeing that Burnley experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss at Leicester City, we are tempted to put our money on the Championship side.
Highlighted Player (Shaun Hutchinson):
Shaun Hutchinson is a professional footballer who plays for Milwall as a centre-back. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne (England) on November 23, 1990, he began his youth career at Wallsend Boys Club. In 2007 he moved to Motherwell and he made his first-team debut for the Scottish club on May 16, 2009 against Hamilton Academical.
After making 121 appearances in the league for Motherwell, Shaun Hutchinson returned to England in 2014, signing a deal with Championship club Fulham. Hutchinson played no more than 30 games for the Cottagers before joining fellow capital club Millwall on June 21, 2016.
He made his debut for the Lions against Peterborough United on August 16, 2016 and he has been playing for the club ever since. Shaun Hutchinson’s main position is centre-back, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. The Millwall defender has a contract with the club which expires on June 30, 2018 and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is left.
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.