Cardiff vs Millwall prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 21/01/2023

Cardiff
21/01/23 - 15:00

Finished

0

-

1

Millwall

Cardiff - Millwall

England Championship - Cardiff City Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Millwall travel to Wales on Saturday January 21st for a Championship clash with Cardiff.

Cardiff vs Millwall: Our top betting predictions

Cardiff are hovering just above the relegation zone right now and come into this match as slight underdogs. Can they find a way of seeing off Millwall to edge away from trouble and prove the bookies wrong? Find out with our Cardiff vs Millwall match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Lions to see off Bluebirds

We kick off the predictions for this match by backing Millwall to win. Cardiff are winless in 10 competitive games right now with four losses in that time. Millwall meanwhile have been in significantly better form having lost just three games in their past 10. On top of that contrasted form, Millwall also hold an advantage in the head to head history having won each of their last two meetings. When you then consider the odds on offer as well, this bet becomes a great option.

Place the bet >>

Not banking on goals

Our next prediction for this game comes from the total goals market. We're opting for an under 2.5 goals bet. Cardiff have seen three of their last five games go under the 2.5 goal mark. That becomes four in five when focussed solely on league form. Millwall meanwhile have seen each of their last two and four of their last five games fall south of the 2.5 cut off. In addition to both those runs of scoring form the head to head record heavily points to under 2.5 goals. Seven of the past 10 meetings have gone south of 2.5 goals with a game average of just 2.1 goals.

Place the bet >>

Here are the key stats & form guide for Cardiff vs Millwall

Head to Head

03/09/22

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

12/02/22

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

1

21/08/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Millwall

Millwall

3

1

30/01/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Millwall

Millwall

1

1

21/11/20

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

1

Last Five - Cardiff

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

W

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Cardiff

Cardiff

4

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

Last Five - Millwall

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Millwall

Millwall

0

1

W

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Millwall

Millwall

1

2

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Millwall

Millwall

2

0

L

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Millwall

Millwall

4

0

L

11/02/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Millwall

Millwall

2

1

L

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Cardiff odds: 19/10 (2.90) – 36%

Draw odds: 21/10 (3.10) – 32%

Millwall odds: 17/11 (2.55) – 39%

Millwall might come into this game as favourites but the bookies odds tell you everything – this game is really difficult to predict with Cardiff only narrowly longer odds than the Lions. A market that is much clearer in the bookies odds though is the total goals market. The bookies have the under 2.5 betting option heavily odds on whilst they also don't fancy both teams to score.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Cardiff vs Millwall

Cardiff

Cardiff have a couple of players out injured for this game with Mahlon Romeo and Jamilu Collins both unavailable. Their last game was a FA Cup tie in which they made a few changes. The Bluebirds are likely to revert back to a more ‘league' focussed side here.

Predicted lineup – Allsop, Ng, Nelson, Simpson, O'Dowda, Wintle, Ralls, Harris, Ojo, Philogene-Bidace, Davies

Millwall

Millwall were unfortunate to lose to Middlesbrough last time out with the Lions having less possession but more shots on goal than their hosts. With that in mind, a drastic change to the starting XI is unlikely. They could freshen things up a tad though with just the one player out through injury; that's Ryan Leonard.

Predicted lineup – Long, Wallace, Cooper, Hutchinson, McNamara, Styles, Shackleton, Honeyman, Flemming, Bennett, Bradshaw

Starting Lineups

Cardiff

Cardiff
38
Perry Ng
gb
35
Andy Rinomhota
gb
23
Cedric Kipre
fr
5
Mark McGuinness
ie
6
Ryan Wintle
gb
11
Callum O'Dowda
ie
9
Kion Etete
gb
10
Sheyi Ojo
gb
47
Callum Robinson
ie
1
Ryan Allsop
gb
25
Jaden Philogene-Bidace
gb
Substitutes
12
Tom Sang
gb
16
Curtis Nelson
gb
19
Romaine Sawyers
kn
39
Isaak Davies
gb
8
Joe Ralls
gb
21
Jak Alnwick
gb
27
Rubin Colwill
gb

Millwall

Millwall
17
Callum Styles
hu
2
Danny McNamara
ie
4
Shaun Hutchinson
gb
1
George Long
gb
10
Zian Flemming
nl
39
George Honeyman
gb
5
Jake Cooper
gb
9
Tom Bradshaw
gb
8
Billy Mitchell
gb
20
Mason Bennett
gb
23
George Saville
gb
Substitutes
15
Charlie Cresswell
gb
16
Jamie Shackleton
gb
33
Bartosz Bialkowski
pl
21
Andreas Voglsammer
de
18
Ryan Leonard
gb
11
Scott Malone
gb
50
Romain Esse
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

This game could be a tight encounter and a player that could make the difference is Millwall's 24-year-old midfielder Zian Flemming. Flemming arrived at the Den in the summer after three years on the spin of hitting double figures in Holland with Nijmegen and Sittard respectively and that goalscoring eye has translated to England's second tier very well. He has 10 goals in 23 league appearances for Millwall. Right now though, he's gone four games without a goal. That's a relative dry patch by his standards – will he end it here?

Check out the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

35 25 3 7 40 78
2 Ipswich

Ipswich

35 22 9 4 25 75
3 Leeds

Leeds

35 22 7 6 37 73
4 Southampton

Southampton

35 21 7 7 24 70
5 West Brom

West Brom

35 17 8 10 18 59
6 Hull

Hull

35 16 8 11 7 56
7 Norwich

Norwich

35 16 7 12 9 55
8 Preston

Preston

35 15 8 12 -5 53
9 Coventry

Coventry

35 13 12 10 10 51
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

35 14 5 16 6 47
11 Cardiff

Cardiff

35 14 5 16 -8 47
12 Watford

Watford

35 11 11 13 2 44
13 Bristol City

Bristol City

35 12 8 15 -1 44
14 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

34 13 5 16 -4 44
15 Swansea

Swansea

35 11 9 15 -11 42
16

Plymouth

35 10 10 15 -6 40
17 Blackburn

Blackburn

35 11 6 18 -13 39
18 Millwall

Millwall

35 10 9 16 -13 39
19 QPR

QPR

35 10 8 17 -12 38
20 Birmingham

Birmingham

34 10 8 16 -14 38
21 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

35 8 14 13 -15 38
22 Stoke

Stoke

35 10 8 17 -15 38
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

35 10 5 20 -24 35
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

35 3 10 22 -37 19

A quickfire FAQ on Cardiff vs Millwall

Cardiff vs Millwall prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Cardiff City Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Millwall
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT

Avatar of Ash Munson
Ash Munson

Ash an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!