Bournemouth gets a chance to revisit their Boxing Day present fixture postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak. The side welcomes Millwall at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday with a kickoff at 10:45 pm.
The two sides appear to have different aims at this stage of the season campaign. Bournemouth is keen on a battle for automatic promotion. On the other hand, Millwall look set over their shoulders over relegation positions in the table.
The Reds and Black are having an impressive season under Jason Tindall, who came in for Eddie Howe following their relegation from the Premier League. The Cherries are currently third on the table. A win this Tuesday will see the side rise to second place above Swansea City for an automatic promotion spot with the same games played.
Bournemouth is like many relegated sides in the Championship that received parachute payments to cushion the economic blow financially. The side currently has a squad depth compared to other counterparts in the Premier League.
The side finished eighth in two of the previous three seasons. Many fans felt this was the buildup season for Millwall to get promoted to the Premier League finally. The Lions’ hopes have remained low after a series of draws.
Gary Rowett’s side managed to pick only 21 points from 21 games so far this campaign. The lack of goal scoring form remains a thorn in Rowett’s side.
Bournemouth vs. Millwall Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Bournemouth with five wins while Millwall with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Oldham Athletic 1-4 Bournemouth
Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth
Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth
Luton Town 0-0 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Boreham Wood 0-2 Millwall
Millwall 1-2 Coventry City
Millwall 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Bristol City 0-2 Millwall
Middlesbrough 3-0 Millwall
Bournemouth Team News
Tindall welcomes right-back, Jack Stacey back to the side in the cup win against Oldham Athletic. The 24-year-old has been out of action since November. King is back in action after netting a goal in the FA Cup win last weekend.
Millwall Team News
Kenneth Zonore returned to the side in their FA Cup win at Boreham Wood after suffering a calf injury keeping the striker out since November. Murray Wallace remains suspended after being sent off in injury time during their defeat to Coventry City.
Prediction and Odds
Tindall has a well-defensive setting that will is a main problem for the away side with their poor goal scoring record.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score