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Millwall vs. Bristol City Match Preview

February 28, 2020

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It's a second home game in a week for Gary Rowett's Millwall, as The Lions welcome fellow play-off chasers Bristol City to The Den for this weekend's fixture.

 

This is a crucial must-win game for both the hosts and visitors, with a win for the former putting them back in contention for the top six, and a victory for the latter potentially seeing the latter go level on points with both 5th and 6th place.  Both sides are not in the best run of form at the moment, with Bristol City's four defeats and one victory in their last five being better only slightly by Millwall's one win, two draws and two defeats.

 

The league head-to-heads are very tight, with the away side just edging the victories with 33 to Millwall's 31 and the points shared on 31 occasions.

 

 

 

Haven't we met before?...

 

Millwall 1-2 Bristol City, Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Although Neil Harris' men took the lead through Lee Gregory and were looking to finish the disappointing 2018/19 season with a victory, two further goals from Jamie Paterson and Famara Diedhiou saw Millwall end their home campaign with defeat.  The Lions could have doubled their lead halfway through the second half, but the penalty save from Shaun Williams' spot kick proved to be the catalyst which saw The Robins regroup and secure the win.

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Millwall will have a strong side to pick from, but Ben Thompson remains one of those sidelined for this one, as does Shaun Williams who is in the treatment room.  Ryan Leonard will be pushing for a starting place after recovering from his long term injury and making recent appearances from the bench and Mason Bennett will look to feature also after a recent impressive home debut.

 

With City eager to correct their recent run of bad form, Johnson will be looking to shake things up in his squad, so expect to see changes.

 

 

 

THE ONE TO WATCH -

MAHLON ROMEO

 

There has been talks in recent weeks of the form of Mahlon Romeo and how some inconsistency may have crept into his game, but the young full-back has continued to be an ever present for Gary Rowett and an explosive player for Millwall when in attack.  There are questions whether Romeo has the defensive mind to take the step to the next level, but with a new system of a back five allowing him the freedom to be more threatening, the wide man will be a real threat if on his game.

 

 



PREDICTION: MILLWALL 1-0 BRISTOL CITY

 

The goals may have dried up from the home side, but Millwall always seem to perform better against sides near the top of the table and this may be the game that will determine whether The Lions are play-off contenders or finish mid-table.  Gary Rowett has been disappointed with recent performances and will want to see a reaction from the midweek draw with Birmingham, so I can see a score draw here.

 

Come on you Lions.

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