2020-21 Carabao Cup Round Three: Millwall vs Burnley

Millwall look to cause another cupset against Premier League opposition as they welcome Burnley to The Den in a mouth-watering Third Round clash of this season’s Carabao Cup.

The winner of this tie will host either Manchester City or Bournemouth in the Fourth Round next week.

 

Team News

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Millwall have no fresh injury concerns with Frank Fielding their only absentee as he continues his lengthy recovery from an arm injury sustained last August.

Burnley could be without Robbie Brady after the winger limped off with a rib injury in Sunday’s loss at Leicester, with Sean Dyche set to rotate his squad.

Ashley Barnes (fitness) and James Tarkowski (toe) however could be available for selection if pass late fitness checks but Johann Berg Gudmundsson (knee), Ben Mee (thigh) and Jack Cork (ankle) remain absent.

 

Stat Attack

  • This is first-ever League Cup meeting between Millwall and Burnley.
  • Millwall are winless in their last four home meetings against Burnley at The Den (D2, L2).
  • Burnley are winless in three of their last four League Cup ties against lower league opposition (W1, L3), although they did draw away at Leeds at this stage in September 2017 before losing on penalties.

 

Prediction

With a small squad and having tasted defeat in a physical battle at Leicester on Sunday, Burnley could find themselves in for another tough battle because Millwall do have cup pedigree against top flight opposition lately, albeit in FA Cup which offers Dyche’s Clarets hope here.

Millwall however haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders yet this season so if Burnley can strike early then sit back and soak up the pressure, this could be an away win otherwise I can see the Lions somehow finding their way past this tough Clarets defence given their recent poor record against lower league opposition.

Prediction: Millwall 1-0 Burnley

Result: Millwall 0-2 Burnley

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