With nine Championship teams separated by just a single point this match presents a great opportunity for City to put themselves in the top half just in time for 2011.
After a goalscoring bonanza in August, Millwall have gone back into their shells offensively this season. The Lions have scored more than one goal in only two games since August and only Sheffield United have scored more than once on fewer occasions than Bermondsey’s finest.
So who better to play when you’re struggling for goals than Leicester City. The Foxes have lost their last three away matches, conceding eight goals in the process. Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men have conceded more goals away from home than any other Championship team. Indeed, the Foxes have let in more goals away from home this season than they did on the road in the whole of 2009/10. City have kept just one clean sheet on the road this term.
This is all good news for Millwall, who are just three goals short of 2000 in English football’s 2nd tier. Less positive for the Lions’ recent home record against the Foxes – they’ve lost the last two meetings 1-0.
This will be Leicester’s last opportunity to score from a corner in 2010. The Foxes have now played 231 corners without scoring. But it’s a bit late for Christmas miracles, isn’t it.