The south London derby between hosts Millwall and visitors Crystal Palace ended in a goalless draw Tuesday night 30 April. This leaves both teams uncertain of their position in the Championship table ahead of the last day of the season on Saturday.
Despite the uninspiring performances displayed by both teams, Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway remains positive about his team’s chances of securing a place in the play-offs.
“It’s been a terrible run”, Holloway said, “but… there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We’re one of the teams who have actually got a chance to still go up.”
Millwall will go into the final round knowing they still risk being relegated. “It’s a very competitive league this year”, said Millwall manager Kenny Jackett, “we’ve [had to work] hard in the second half of the season to survive.” The Lions need just one point at Derby Country to stave off relegation.
The Crystal Palace website has calculated on the final game of the season could pan out, with a win at home to Peterborough guaranteeing a place in the play-offs, but anything else depending how teams around them fare in their results.
Millwall fans recently came under scrutiny following crowd violence at the FA cup semi-final match against Wigan at Wembley Stadium last month. More than 40 people have since been arrested, with still more arrests expected to occur.