Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to move off the bottom of the Championship table with a win as they are set to host Millwall at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts currently find themselves at the foot of the Championship table, having gained just six points from their fifteen league outings so far this campaign. This comes following eleven defeats, three draws and just one win.
Last time out, a lack of discipline cost the Owls as they were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Bristol City. Barry Bannan’s first-half red card gave Bristol a man advantage for most of the game and Rob Dickie’s second-half goal secured all three points for City.
After an inconsistent start to their season, Millwall currently find themselves in 18th place in the Championship table, having amassed seventeen points from their fifteen league games this campaign. This comes following four wins, five draws and six defeats.
The Lions are without a win in their last five league outings, having recorded disappointing defeats against Southampton and Blackburn whilst drawing against the likes of Preston, Hull and Watford.
In their last outing in the league, Millwall were dealt a blow as they suffered a late goal against Southampton, with the game finishing 1-0. The Saints dominated possession for much of the contest but struggled to break down a resolute Millwall rearguard.
However, Adams popped up in the 88th minute to head home from close range after a cross from Nathan Tella. Millwall had chances of their own, but they were unable to find a way past Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.
Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall are two of the most passionate clubs in English football, and their rivalry is one of the most fierce in the country. The two sides have met on over 150 occasions in all competitions, with Sheffield Wednesday holding the edge in terms of head-to-head record, having won 60 games, compared to Millwall's 48.
The first competitive meeting between the two sides took place in the Second Division in 1904, with Sheffield Wednesday winning 3-2. It was Millwall who recorded a comfortable victory when these two sides last met each other in the 2020/21 campaign as they came out 4-1 winners.
These sides are evenly matched at the bookies heading into this weekend’s game, however, it is Sheffield who are currently favoured to win the game and are priced @ 8/5, whilst an away win for Millwall is priced @ 9/5 and a draw is @ 21/10.
We are backing under 1.5 goals because this fixture has often proven to be a tight affair. In the last five meetings between the sides, only one game has had more than one goal, with three of these games finishing goalless. Furthermore, Sheffield Wednesday have the worst goalscoring record in the league, having only netted seven goals in their fifteen league outings.