Wed, Jan 31, 9:51am by Staff Writer
Socceroo Tim Cahill has announced he will join English Championship club Millwall FC for the remainder of their 2017-18 football season.
After leaving former club Melbourne City in early December, Cahill has decided to return to his first professional football club and to English football ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia starting in June.
Cahill played 217 matches at The Den between 1998 and 2004, scoring 52 goals for the club before heading to Everton FC in the English Premier League.
While he is unlikely to contribute to the club getting promoted to the English Premier League this season given they currently in 15th position in the English Championship, he is expected to get plenty of game time with 17 rounds of action remaining in the season.
For those interested, a Millwall promotion to the Premier League at season’s end is paying $200 with Sportsbet.
The minutes on the field will hopefully lead to a selection in the final 23 man World Cup Squad for Cahill. His signing to his new club suggests that this is expected, with his odds of selection currently at $1.20.
In terms of performing on field for The Lions, he is currently rated a $2.10 chance to score 5 or more goals in the English Championship for the remainder of the season. If you are less optimistic, you can get him at $1.67 to score under 4.5 goals.
As far as value is concerned, if you are optimistic Cahill will return to English Championship football in dominant fashion, he is paying $20 to Win Championship Player of the Month over the remaining course of the season.
Millwall got a point from their Tuesday night (Wednesday morning AEDT) home fixture against Derby County. Next up, the Lions head to Reading on Saturday, when Australia’s greatest ever goalscorer is expected to play his 218th game for the South East London club, and his first for 14 years.
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