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Brentford vs. Millwall Match Preview

November 3, 2018

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It's the first of two consecutive away games as Neil Harris takes his side to West London to face 16th place Brentford FC.


Millwall's form in recent weeks has been excellent, with the away defeat at Reading in mid-October being the only negative blemish in the last five games and out of a possible fifteen points the lions have collected ten.  The Bees form this season has been the opposite, and although they had six wins and three draws from their opening ten games, they are winless in their last nine.The head-to-head between the two is mixed, although Millwall do slightly edge it with three wins compared to Brentford's two and five draws in their last ten meetings.


The games have produced goals and last year's fixture saw the Bees victorious after a Millwall goal was controversially ruled out for a penalty, which was later missed by Lee Gregory.  Neil Harris will be hoping for victory at the last league meeting between the pair before Brentford move stadiums and three points for the Lions will see more daylight between the South London side and the bottom three.





Haven't we met before?...



Brentford 1-0 Millwall, Saturday 14th October 2017 – It was Romaine Sawyer who scored the only goal of the game as Brentford leapt away from the relegation zone on twelve points.  Millwall were aggrieved not to come away from the game with at least a point, as Lee Gregory's goal was disallowed after Jed Wallace was fouled for Millwall penalty - a spot kick which was missed by the Millwall number nine.






Kamo Mokotjo will be missing from the game after going off with an injury in the game last weekend with Norwich City and Julian Jeanvier is also doubtful with a foot injury.


Jed Wallace looks set to miss this London derby after being unable to shake off a calf injury, but Tom Elliott should be fit and in the starting line-up after recovering from a dead leg against Ipswich Town.  Murray Wallace will be expecting to hold his place at left-back after impressing against the Tractor Boys and this could see James Meredith remain on the bench.







The Millwall striker is enjoying a real purple patch at the moment and has an impressive seven goals in eighteen appearances for the Lions this season.  Questions were asked of whether Gregory would retain his place when Tom Bradshaw was signed in the summer, but the Sheffield-born forward has been in stunning form and has kept Millwall's first £1,000,000+ signing on the sidelines.  Bringing more to the game than just goals, Gregory is an influential and important player for the Lions and if he arrives in West London on top of his game, there will only be one winner.








This will be a close affair and will see plenty of action, however I can see Brentford's search for a victory continuing after these 90 minutes.  Millwall are playing with a sense of freedom that was missing at the start of the season and a number of players who had question marks over their head at the start of the campaign are showing just exactly what they can do.  With the likes of Jiri Skalak, Ryan Tunnicliffe, James Meredith and Tom Bradshaw chomping at the bit to feature, the Lions have depth on the bench and I can see the three points returning to South Bermondsey.


Come on you Lions.

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