Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Millwall and Middlesbrough, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
mill wall Welcome Middlesbrough to The Den on Saturday afternoon in a game where a win could knock them out of the bottom half.
Meanwhile interim coach leo percovich will take out Middlesbrough again while the club looks for a replacement for chris wild.
Millwall’s recent form has been up and down this season and following Wednesday night’s draw at Rotherham United they sit 16th, just one point and two places above their opponents on Saturday.
Gary RowettHowever, the team is much stronger at home than away, having won 12 of their 14 points at The Den.
Wednesday’s draw at Rotherham was just Millwall’s second point on the road this season, so Rowett will be relieved his side are hosting a potentially resurgent Middlesbrough on home soil.
tian flemming scored in a 1-1 draw at Rotherham on Wednesday, nullifying an early daniel barlaser penalty fee.
Middlesbrough’s start to the season has been disappointing given their expectations, having picked up just 13 points from 12 league games.
It was a recent loss against bottom club in the Championship, Coventry City, that was the last straw for Chris Wilder, as he was sacked after the result.
However, Middlesbrough had an immediate response midweek, beating Birmingham City 1-0 in a result that saw them climb out of the relegation zone.
chuba akpom He scored the only goal of that game, and his return to the team could not have been more timely, as Boro’s star striker had already scored three times in five games this season.
The win over Birmingham continued their run of remaining unbeaten at home in the league this season, which is a remarkable stat when you look at their position in the Championship table.
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mason bennett returned to the bench in the middle of the week and the English striker will push to start alongside tom bradshaw.
However, Zian Flemming may be difficult to kick out of the starting eleven, as his goal and performance against Rotherham on Wednesday will make it difficult to leave the Dutchman on the bench.
ryan leonard remains out of the game for the hosts, but otherwise Gary Rowett has a strong team at his disposal.
For Middlesbrough, exciting winger Isaiah Jones will be pushing to start here having served his suspension in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Birmingham City.
On the other hand, Chuba Akpom is hoping to start back-to-back games following his return from injury and has a good chance of starting together. rodrigo muniz.
Darragh Lenihan he returned to the team on Wednesday night and will probably have to start off the bench here, but his return is good news for Middlesbrough.
It looks like Leo Percovich has some good selection headaches for this game, with the likes of matt thieves, Alex Mowatt Y Riley McGree pushing for a start here.
Possible Millwall starting line-up:
Length; McNamara, Hutchinson, Cooper, Wallace; Mitchell, Saville; Voglsammer, Flemming, Burey; bradshaw
Possible Middlesbrough starting line-up:
Stefan; McNair, Fry, Ball; Jones, Crooks, Howson, McGree, Giles; Akpom, Muniz
We say: Millwall 1-1 Middlesbrough
Despite their recent win over Birmingham, Middlesbrough have yet to prove themselves on the road this season and with The Den being a tough place to get a result from, it looks like there’s an even score here.
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