Millwall take on Preston at The Den on Saturday afternoon looking for back to back league league wins for the first time in 2019. 

Victory against Frank Lampard’s Derby County side on Wednesday lifted The Lions to 19th in the Championship table. Five points clear of the bottom three with a game in hand.

Next up for Neil Harris’s men is Preston North End. A team Millwall haven’t beaten since 2011.

Team News

Millwall will welcome back Alex Pearce to the squad, he was unable to play against his parent club Derby in midweek. He looks set to return to the match-day squad.

Right back Conor McLaughlin will miss out, the Northern Ireland international has been out with a quad injury. Tom Bradshaw is a long term absentee and Millwall don’t expect him to play again this season. Neil Harris has no new injury concerns ahead of the game. However, with a packed fixture schedule he may choose to rotate his squad.

Preston also have no fresh injury worries. However, strikers Louis Moult and Callum Robinson will both miss the game with hamstring injuries. Goalkeeper Connor Ripley has an ankle injury and will miss out. Both Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop are out with ACL injures.

Stats

Millwall have not beaten Preston since 2011. Darren Purse, Josh McQuoid, John Marquis and James Henry were on target in a 4-0 Lions win.

Preston have failed to win on any of their previous three trips to The Den (D1,L2), the last time Millwall lost both games to Preston in a season was 2005-06, Millwall were relegated that season.

Millwall have drawn their last two home games 0-0, they haven’t had three successive home 0-0 draws since 2003.

Preston have won their last five game against London opposition including the 3-2 victory over Millwall in December.

Preston have won their last three away Championship away games, they haven’t won four on bounce away from home at this level since 1959.

24 of Millwall’s 34 points have come at home.

Season Comparison

Millwall

Preston

32

Games Played

33

8

Won

11

10

Drawn

11

14

Lost

11

35

Goals Scored

50

45

Goals Conceded

47

7

Clean Sheets

7

Lee Gregory (10)

Top Goalscorer

Alan Browne (10)

DDLDW

Last 5 Games

WDWWD

34

Points

44

19th

League Position

11th

Predicted Millwall XI

4-2-3-1 Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M Wallace; Williams, Leonard, Marshall, Ferguson, J Wallace; Gregory.


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