STAR PREVIEW: Millwall v Fulham

Fulham have been on a hot streak lately as they look to push towards automatic promotion with Leeds and West Brom struggling, but they could have a slip of their own against Millwall tonight.

The recall of Kevin McDonald as a deep-lying defensive midfielder has brought some steel to the back four which has helped the Cottagers to four wins and a draw from their last five games, putting them on the verge of the automatic promotion spots.

However, going to the Den could be a difficult task. Millwall were pretty abject against West Brom last week in a 2-0 defeat (lost the shot count 29-7), but Gary Rowett took the blame for selecting a side to accommodate the tough conditions rather than the opposition. Tonight we can expect a much changed starting XI, with Mason Bennett, Ryan Leonard, Tom Bradshaw and Shane Ferguson all potentially up for recalls into the side.

Millwall v Fulham
19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
AUG 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 4-0 Millwall
SEP 2018 EFL CUP Millwall 1-3 Fulham
NOV 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Millwall 0-3 Fulham
FEB 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Millwall 0-0 Fulham
AUG 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 0-1 Millwall

They’ll need to improve on their showing last week but they’d been playing better than results would have suggested beforehand, losing to a strong Sheffield United side before going down 3-2 at Elland Road to Leeds. There’s no shame in either of those defeats and at The Den Millwall are usually a very strong side.

The Lions’ defeat against West Brom was only the third time they’ve lost at The Den all season, and it’s worth noting that they’ve got a good record against top-half teams, with a record of four wins, two draws and just the one loss here. Fulham do arrive in excellent form – but Millwall are better than they showed at the weekend and are capable of holding the visitors to a point.

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