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Millwall are going up against visiting side Stoke City at The Den in this Championship meeting on Saturday.
Our Millwall v Stoke City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Millwall, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-3 EFL Cup victory against Crawley Town.
In that match, Millwall had 63% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Millwall, the goalscorers were Scott Malone (14') and Matt Smith (59'). For their opponents, Crawley Town got 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Jordan Tunnicliffe (31' Own goal) scored for Crawley Town.
Fixtures featuring Millwall have proved to be engaging encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of them belonging to The Lions. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, however.
In their last fixture, Stoke City drew 0-0 in the EFL Cup match with Blackpool.
In that match, Stoke City had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Blackpool had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have converted a total of 8 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 7.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 25/02/2006 shows us that Millwall have won 1 of these and Stoke City 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
In all, 8 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 3 of them from The Lions and 5 coming from The Potters. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.33.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Championship match day 27 on 11/01/2020 when it finished Stoke City 0-0 Millwall.
On that day, Stoke City had 59% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Millwall got 5 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Jeremy Simpson.
Team News: Millwall
Frank Fielding (Arm Injury) and Ben Thompson (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Millwall boss Gary Rowett.
In all likelihood, The Lions may well kick off with a 3-4-3 system this time, beginning the first half with Bartosz Bialkowski, Jake Cooper, Murray Wallace, Shaun Hutchinson, Scott Malone, Shaun Williams, Ben Thompson, Ryan Leonard, Mason Bennett, Matt Smith and Connor Mahoney.
Team News: Stoke City
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
We believe The Potters seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 system, going with Adam Davies, Tom Smith, James Chester, Danny Batth, Bruno Martins Indi, Nick Powell, Sam Clucas, John Obi Mikel, James McClean, Tyrese Campbell and Steven Fletcher.
We believe that Stoke City and Millwall should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Den (20,146)
Captain: Alex Pearce
Chairman: John Berylson
Manager: Gary Rowett
Competitions: League Cup (First Round)