The Den will host Millwall taking on Leicester City in Round 3 of the English FA Cup. Championship leaders will be looking to start the FA Cup campaign with a winning start. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Millwall Recent form
The Lions extended their unbeaten streak in the Championship to five games on New Year’s Day as they secured a 1-0 victory over Bristol City, with Shaun Hutchinson scoring the winning goal in the final moments of the match. The team’s recent triumphs against Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City, and Bristol City, along with two draws against Stoke City and Huddersfield, have propelled them to 15th place in the table with 32 points, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
However, their last defeat occurred against Leicester City with a 3-2 loss at the King Power Stadium in December. The upcoming match is expected to feature some important player rotations from both managers, as the focus remains on the league. It is worth noting that, despite never winning the FA Cup, Millwall had an impressive journey in the 2003-04 season, making it to the final but ultimately losing 3-0 to Manchester United in Cardiff.
In recent years, Millwall has struggled in the FA Cup, having lost their previous three fixtures in the competition. Crystal Palace and Sheffield United eliminated them in the third round of the past two seasons.
Leicester City Recent form
Leicester City’s impressive squad strength has propelled them to the top of the Championship table. They have been the dominant force in the division this season, winning 21, drawing two, and losing three of their 26 league matches to amass 65 points. With a 10-point lead over second-placed Ipswich Town and 13 points clear of Southampton in third, it would be a surprise if they did not secure promotion to the Premier League next season. The team’s recent form has been exceptional, with an unbeaten run since their 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough on November 11. They have won eight out of their last 10 matches, including a notable 4-1 victory over Huddersfield on January 1.
Leicester City made history in the 2020-2021 season by clinching their first-ever FA Cup title with a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the final, thanks to a goal from Youri Tielemans. Although they have emerged victorious in their previous two meetings with Millwall, they did suffer a 1-0 loss against them in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 2017.
Millwall vs Leicester City Key Stats
- Millwall and Leicester City face off in the FA Cup on January 6, 2024, with Leicester winning the last encounter 3-1.
- Over their recent encounters, Millwall has won 6 matches while Leicester City has won 5 out of a total of 11 meetings.
- Millwall exhibits average home performance, while Leicester City’s away performance stands at an average level.
- Past matches between Millwall and Leicester City have seen an average of 2.82 goals, with both teams scoring in 36% of these games.
- In the current FA Cup season, Millwall has averaged 1.6 Points Per Game in home matches, while Leicester City has averaged 2.2 Points Per Game in away matches.
AI Predicts Winner of Millwall vs Leicester City
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Predicting based on recent performances and historical encounters, it seems Leicester City might secure the win. Their marginally better away performance in the FA Cup this season and their balanced history against Millwall suggest they could edge this match, but outcomes in football can always surprise.”
“This is a closely matched one! While Leicester City boast slightly better away form in the FA Cup (2.2 PPG) and recent victory in their head-to-head, Millwall’s historical dominance (6 wins in 11) and decent home form (1.6 PPG) make it a toss-up. Expect a tense, low-scoring match (average 2.82 goals), with BTTS less likely (36% historically). Both teams have a shot, so buckle up for a nail-biter!”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Millwall vs Leicester City
Both teams’ managers will bring in new players to reinforce their strongest lineups for this match, leading to a highly competitive event. While Millwall enjoys the advantage of playing at home, Leicester has showcased exceptional performance throughout the season. Consequently, we predict that the visiting team will secure their spot in the fourth round of the tournament.
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