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Leeds vs Millwall preview, predictions & possible XIs

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 9:41, 28 January 2020

Leeds United host Millwall in what should be an entertaining Championship contest at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men currently sit a point below leaders West Brom and – crucially – three ahead of Fulham, who occupy the first play-off spot.

As for Millwall, they are still in the mix for a play-off place, a win coupled with other results going their way could see them in the top six at the end of the day’s play.

Read on for our Leeds vs Millwall preview, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Leeds vs Millwall and where can I watch live?

Competition: Championship

Venue: Elland Road

Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports (Red Button)

Last five meetings: Leeds vs Millwall

5 October 2019: Millwall 2-1 Leeds (Championship)

30 March 2019: Leeds 3-2 Millwall (Championship)

15 September 2018: Millwall 1-1 Leeds (Championship)

20 January 2018: Leeds 3-4 Millwall (Championship)

16 September 2017: Millwall 1-0 Leeds (Championship)

Aggregate Score: Leeds (WLDLW) 8-10 Millwall (LWDLL)

Ones to watch

Leeds: Patrick Bamford

A big reason why Leeds find themselves sitting in an automatic promotion place is Patrick Bamford’s goals. The former Chelsea striker is the only member of Bielsa’s first-team squad to hit double figures for the season with Bamford’s tally of 10 double what next best Jack Harrison has registered.

Bamford has not scored in 2020 and will be keen to return to goalscoring ways against a side he’s only previously scored twice in seven matches against, particularly now Jean-Kevin Augustin has arrived from RB Leipzig to provide competition up front. Bamford may well now be playing for his place in the side.

Key stat: Patrick Bamford has gone 325 minutes since registering his last Championship goal.

Millwall: Jed Wallace

Jed Wallace isn’t far off Bamford in the Championship top scorers chart as he’s one shy of reaching 10 for this season. The midfielder has been a tremendous asset for the Londoners on the road lately as they go into this week’s game in Yorkshire on a six-match unbeaten run away from home dating back to early November.

Key stat: Jed Wallace has scored five of Millwall’s last eight Championship goals on the road.

Team news


Kalvin Phillips will miss the visit of Millwall through suspension and Bielsa is expected to put Ben White into midfield, with Gaetano Berardi a contender to partner Liam Cooper in central defence.

Adam Forshaw remains out but winger Ian Poveda, who recently joined from Manchester City, could be included in the squad. However, Augustin is not expected to feature after completing his loan move on Monday.

Predicted XI: Casilla; Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Dallas; White, Klich; Costa, Hernández, Harrison; Bamford.

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Millwall boss Gary Rowett has no fresh injury concerns but he must do without Shaun Williams, who will serve the final match of his three-game suspension.

Rowett made a flurry of changes for the FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United and the likes of Tom Bradshaw, Shaun Hutchinson and Wallace are all in line for a recall.

Goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski completed a permanent move to the Lions from Ipswich earlier this week and will start in goal.

Predicted XI: Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M Wallace; J Wallace, Molumby, Woods, Ferguson; Smith, Bradshaw.

Squawka prediction

Leeds have gone off the boil in recent weeks with one win across their last seven Championship outings, which has undoubtedly reminded supporters of last season’s late collapse. Millwall, who have performed well on the road of late, will be ready to seize on any signs of trepidation and we believe this one could end up in a stalemate.

Scoreline prediction: Leeds 1-1 Millwall