Kick Off: 1945, 04/05/2017
Stadium: The Den
TV: Sky Sports 1
Scunthorpe powered into the League One play-offs on the back of five straight wins and are rated a value bet to keep that run going when they travel to Millwall for Thursday’s semi-final first leg.
Honours were even between these sides during the regular season, with each side winning at home, but overall the Iron finished nine points ahead of the Lions and look in stronger form.
We’re kicking off our Millwall vs Scunthorpe betting tips by taking 13/5 for an away victory.
A Look At Millwall’s Betting Odds
Millwall scraped into sixth place after Shaun Hutchinson’s 85th-minute winner in a thrilling 4-3 success at Bristol Rovers on Sunday.
Back-to-back defeats against Fleetwood and Oxford had threatened to see the Lions fall short, with a 3-0 home loss in the latter match especially demoralising.
Boss Neil Harris revealed his players were hit by a bug before that epic triumph over the Pirates and admitted: “We got away with one game but in the play-offs we have to be 100 per cent focused and ready for battle.”
Scunthorpe certainly have the talent to exploit any weaknesses and appeal at 23/2 to prevail 2-1.
A Look At Scunthorpe United’s Betting Odds
Scunthorpe did enjoy a kind run-in, with their last three victims all being relegated teams, but they did also beat second-placed Bolton 1-0 at the start of their hot streak.
“I think the players have shown a fantastic commitment and dedication to their jobs – and a determination to win games and be successful,” said manager Graham Alexander.
“Over the course of 46 games it’s been there. With the dip we had, we found it within ourselves to dig ourselves out of it and win seven of our last nine games.”
Only champions Sheffield United scored more away goals this term and 11/5 for the Iron to net at least twice here stands out from the Millwall vs Scunthorpe odds.
Bristol Rovers 3-4 MILLWALL – Lee Gregory (2), Tony Craig, Shaun Hutchinson
SCUNTHORPE 3-1 Coventry – Kevin van Veen, Neal Bishop, Hakeeb Adelakun
Head-to-head: Millwall 3-1 Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe 3-0 Millwall, Millwall 0-2 Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe 0-0 Millwall.