Stoke have lost one of their last seven matches.The Potters have lost one of their last 11 games against Millwall.Millwall have failed to score in four of their last five matches against Stoke.Lack of home support could hinder Millwall
Stoke were battling against the drop for much of last season but are hopeful of pushing for promotion over the next eight months and can get off to a strong start by defeating Millwall at the Den.
Last season was a largely positive experience for Millwall, who finished eighth – just two points outside of the playoffs.
The Londoners lost just five of 23 home league games but they may miss the vocal contributions of their supporters, who will not be allowed back into the stadium until October at the very earliest.
It should be easier for Stoke to face the Lions behind closed doors and they approach the game with confidence, having taken ten points from their last four league fixtures.
Millwall won 3-1 away to a weak Crawley side in the EFL first round last Saturday but they have failed to score in seven of their last nine matches against the Potters and we are predicting a 1-0 win for the away side this weekend.