Millwall will finish above Charlton this season.

That is according to the latest prediction from Five Thirty Eight – the brainchild of Nate Silver, a world famous statistician.

Despite currently sitting four places above the Lions, it’s predicted Gary Rowett’s men will leapfrog Lee Bowyer’s outfit and finish the season in 14th place, while the Addicks will finish 19th.

Millwall claimed bragging rights overt their rivals in their last outing twelve days ago when Matt Smith scored an injury time winner top seal a 2-1 win at The Den to close the gap to one point bewteen the two.

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Avoiding the drop was Charlton’s goal this season and after a positive start to the campaign there were murmurs of a promotion push amongst the optimistic followers.

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A recent of three defeats in four however have made safety the priority once again.

Millwall have secured six points from a possible nine since Rowett’s appointment and they now seem to be looking up rather down to the foot of the table.

Leeds United who currently sit third on goal difference are expected to join league leaders West Brom in getting promoted automatically, while Fulham, Preston, Swansea City and Brentford are tipped for the play-off spots.

There was bad news for Barnsley, Luton Town and Middlesbrough however who occupied the bottom three and were fancied for the drop.

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American Silver who made his name in sports statistics, developing software to forecast performances and career development of Major League Baseball stars before launching his blog ‘Five Thirty Eight’ in 2008.

Using similar forecasting trends Silver went on to correctly predict the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections, earning a spot in the 100 most influential people in the world list.