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Oxford travel to south London to face hosts Millwall in their Johnstone's Paint Semi-Final. Join our man with the Oyster card as he sharpens his claws and pops along to the Lions' den to bring you the very latest news and views, opinion, statistics and betting tips in his pitchside preview: 

Millwall v Oxford United- Full Match Betting  *All prices subject to fluctuation

Millwall v Oxford
Thursday 14th Jan. 1945 SS1
Selected Markets*
13/10 Millwall

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SPECIALS

23/10 Draw
2/1 Oxford
4/6 Both Teams to Score 
7/1 Marquis on the mark? John Marquis 1st goalscorer 
2/1 Roofe on the hoof? Keymar Roofe to score at anytime
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Summary

Paint Us Happy

Oxford will be quiet tonight, its' denziens having decamped and headed down to London to watch the Yellows attempt to write their own piece of history. The 'City of Dreaming Spires' is awake to the fact that Oxford United are just two games away from Wembley. Standing in their way are Millwall, who will be sure to provide a nosiy reception in what promises to be a cracking semi-final first leg. So, join us in the fashion of the oldest university in the English-speaking world as we debate the merits and potential of both semi-finalists.  

An educated right-foot

Jed Wallace is a potential starter for the Lions and could make his home debut after an eye-catching start to his loan period. The attacking midfielder seems to have hit the ground running and has already provided an assist. However, it is his understanding with his fellow players that has left most impressed. His speed of thought and footballing brain could be a source of inspiration for the Lions who will face a bullish Oxford, despite the fact that they ply their trade in a league below the south Londoners. Make no mistake, this will not be given for Millwall, as manager Neil Harris admits:   


"It's an opportunity to get through and play at Wembley in an important Cup competition," he said.

"Both teams have taken it very seriously and it is a game we certainly want to win. It's a Cup that has been good to us this year so far, with four very good victories for different reasons.

With Wallace, Ferguson and Marquis all available, Harris some tough decisions to make regarding his attacking trio, and when you factor in the form of Keymar Roofe you can see the Millwall manager's conundrum. The former West Brom youngster is on fire and must surely make the line-up, but at whose expense?  

Does Harris try to put the tie to bed as quickly as possible? If so, then he'll certainly want captain Steve Morrison in the fray, if only to provide a calm head on what could be a stormy evening of high-octane football for the Lions.   

Appleton's Rum

He certainly packs a punch and the Oxford United manager is attracting interest from clubs in higher divisions once again. The former West Brom assiatant manager had his career curtailed due to a serious injury and that determination to make up for wasted time comes across in his teams: determined, reslolute and not without attacking flair.

With just one loss in their lastg 16 games and only four in thirty-four competitive matches this season, the Boys from up the Hill are, well, on their way up. Having already claimed a Premier League scalp in Swansea, they have also dispatched Swindon and Brentford in cup competitions as well this season. Millwall, despite being a league above them, will hold no fear for Appleton's army.

Appleton has tended to field slightly weakened teams in the JPT but with Wembley just two steps away it's thought he will revert back to something resembling his strongest side, despite a crunch league fixture against Bristol Rovers on Sunday. 

However, don't be swayed by any signs of nonchalence coming from the Yellows. Their manager has certainly done his homework:

“They will want to have a strong end to the season and push for the play-offs, but in the meantime try and cement a place at Wembley, which will be fantastic for the club. We’re no different in the sense that there’s an opportunity to have a day at Wembley and compete in a final. Again it comes down to wanting success.

“I expect them to play a very strong side. They get the ball into the strikers very early. They are very direct and have two strikers in Gregory and Morison who have great pedigree playing at a higher level.”

Revision's done. Time for the finals!

Millwall v Oxford United - Full Match Betting

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Possible Teams:


 

      Millwall:  Tony Craig (knee - no return date)

      Oxford:  None

   

 

Tip Box

It may seem obvious, but Keymar Roofe is on fire and we think he'll get the nod. So..

Roofe anytime scorer 2/1: 11/2

And we'll take:

BTTS: Yes & Draw 3/1

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Trading up

SPECIALS

The traders are reporting that the money is going on Oxford, with a tight away win the most popular bet:

Oxford United to win to nil: 7/2

and

Oxford to qualify: EVS

What do you think? Have the guys upstairs missed something?

 Stat Attack

Recent Form  

Millwall: LLWLW

Oxford: LWDWW

Head to Head:

The clubs have met 47 times before, Millwall winning 21 with 11 draws. The last time out at the Den, Oxford United ran out 0-1 winners. The same score tonight is:

Oxford 0-1 correct score: 17/2

 

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