Millwall will be looking for a first win against Bolton Wanderers at The New Den in five attempts when the two sides meet in South Bermondsey on Saturday.

The two sides are separated by just goal difference ahead of the match with the hosts only sitting one place outside of the relegation zone while Wanderers are in 23rd.

Both sides are in need of three points but it is Bolton Wanderers who have had the better fortune in this particular fixture in recent times. Four league meetings have gone by at The New Den since Millwall last beat The Trotters with that victory coming in October 2012 when a brace from Darius Henderson helped The Lions to a 2-1 win.

Since Millwall’s last victory over Wanderers at The New Den, the Lancashire outfit have taken eight points from four league matches.

Bolton Wanderers also have a marginally better overall head-to-head record against Millwall. The Trotters have won 19 of 45 meetings between the two clubs compared to The Lions’ tally of 17.

The slightly intriguing fact about this fixture is that Millwall were unbeaten at home against Bolton Wanderers in their first 15 matches and it wasn’t until March 1995 that the away side registered their first win against the South Londoners in their own back yard.

That first home defeat against Wanderers 23 years ago started a whole new trend, one which has seen Millwall beat their opponents just once and they will be keen to end that run at The New Den this weekend.

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