Millwall vs Leicester City predictions for Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at the New Den. Leicester hoping to improve on their poor league form. Read on for live streaming info and our free predictions and betting tips.
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Millwall vs Leicester City betting tips
Leicester City’s season has reached crunch point and they desperately need a fillip when they take on Millwall – but they could be in for another nasty shock in south London.
The Premier League champions are suffering exactly the defence of the title their supporters must have feared, now firmly in a relegation battle after five straight defeats to nil.
Manager Claudio Ranieri has been given the dreaded vote of confidence by the club’s owners amid rumours that he has ‘lost’ the dressing room, and fingers are being pointed at all quarters by various sections of the media in terms of who is most responsible for the alarming fall from grace.
But there is hope for the Foxes because their FA Cup form has been much better, scoring seven goals in getting past Everton and, via a replay, Derby County, while they also have a Champions League round-of-16 tie against Sevilla to look forward to, the first leg of which is on Wednesday.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri (Getty Images)
And what they achieved last season showed you simply cannot discount them, with largely the same group of players, from exceeding expectations in the competitions they still have a chance of winning.
However, those players are simply not doing the business often enough at present to make them a bet away to Millwall, who have already knocked out two Premier League clubs higher-placed than Leicester on their own pitch in West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth.
Ranieri has freely admitted he is in a quandary who to pick just now, having shown unrewarded loyalty to those that became champions, and with Millwall clearly having the knack of taking FA Cup scalps we will back them to add another to this term’s impressive collection.
Millwall vs Leicester City stats
- These clubs have met four times in the FA Cup with two victories each, Millwall winning most recently in the 1990-91 third round
- Millwall were unbeaten in their last 11 matches before Tuesday’s game against Port Vale
- Leicester have not scored a Premier League goal in 2017