2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 42 – Wednesday

Play-off chasing Millwall face a tough test as they welcome relegation battling Middlesbrough to The Den. 

Millwall could temporarily go seventh with victory whilst Boro know that a win can lift them out of the relegation zone.

 

Team News

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Millwall have no fresh injury concerns to report as Mason Bennett (back), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Aiden O’ Brien (both unspecified) remain sidelined

Middlesbrough have no fresh injury concerns from Sunday’s loss to QPR as Neil Warnock has a full squad available for selection. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Millwall are unbeaten in four of their last five meetings against Middlesbrough (W1, D3, L1). 
  • Boro have scored in four of their last five trips to The Den (W2, D1, L2).
  • Last three meetings have ended in score draws, drawing 2-2 at The Den in August 2018 before last two meetings on Teesside finished 1-1 in January and August 2019. 

 

Prediction

Millwall have been made to work for their points in their last two games and if Boro are solid at the back, I can see another tough shift awaiting the Lions but that first goal could be key as to who wins here. 

If Boro get it then I can see them pushing on and finding a second winner but Millwall are again showing strong late season form, which makes me lean towards them scoring first but this time finding a second to clinch the match. 

Prediction: Millwall 2-1 Middlesbrough

Result: Millwall 0-2 Middlesbrough

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