Reading arrive at The Den on Wednesday for the Championship game with hosts Millwall.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Millwall v Reading game - plus the latest match odds.
Millwall will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Championship drawn game versus Cardiff City.
In that game, Millwall managed 41% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Millwall was Matt Smith (35'). Cardiff City had 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. Kieffer Moore (80') scored for Cardiff City.
Millwall have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opponents over their previous 6 fixtures. In those games, The Lions have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 5.
Heading into this fixture, Millwall are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Bournemouth in Championship competition, Reading and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Reading had 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Reading, the scorers were Lucas João (4') and Sone Aluko (43'). Bournemouth had 10 shots at goal with 6 on target. Dominic Solanke (56', 89'), Arnaut Danjuma (59') and Lewis Cook (77') scored for Bournemouth.
Looking at their form, and Reading have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 15 goals in total. Defensively, The Royals just haven’t been too solid at all. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Reading:
- are winless against Millwall in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/09/2017 shows that Millwall have won 4 of these & Reading 2, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 for The Lions and 6 being from The Royals. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Championship match day 28 on 18/01/2020 when it ended Millwall 2-0 Reading.
In that match, Millwall managed 51% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Matt Smith (71') and Jón Daði Böðvarsson (82').
Reading got 8 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Millwall
Troy Parrott (Ankle Injury) and Kenneth Zohore (Calf Injury) aren’t available for Millwall manager Gary Rowett.
Team News: Reading
Reading manager Veljko Paunović has multiple availability issues to deal with. Liam Moore (Ankle Injury), Felipe Araruna (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and John Swift (Hamstring Injury) miss out here.
We’ve got the feeling that Reading will have their work cut out to breach the defence of this Millwall team who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore predicting a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Millwall at the end of the match.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Den (20,146)
Captain: Alex Pearce
Chairman: John Berylson
Manager: Gary Rowett
Competitions: Championship position 9
🔑 Star Man: Jed Wallace
Regularly taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Jed Wallace was born in Reading, England. Having played his first senior match for Portsmouth in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 11 appearances.