West Brom will look to consolidate their position at the top of the Championship when they travel to the capital for a mouthwatering encounter against Millwall this weekend.
The Baggies capitalised on Leeds’ shortcomings last week, beating Luton 2-0 as the Whites fell to a 1-0 defeat to Wigan. This elevated them to the summit of the table, but there remains just the single point separating first from second.
Further down the table and Millwall have their own aspirations of clinching promotion this campaign, albeit not as convincingly as their guests this weekend; the south Londoners are currently five points adrift of the play-off positions.
The Den is set for what looks a fascinating contest on paper, but can Slaven Bilic twist the knife against his old rivals? Or will Gary Rowett throw another spanner in the works at the peak of the table with an unlikely win on Sunday?
Read on for Millwall vs West Brom preview, predictions, TV coverage information, live streaming options, team news and more.
Millwall vs West Brom key details, TV information and live streaming:
Venue: The Den
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off: 1:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Football
Live stream options (UK): Those with a subscription to Sky can head to Sky Go; those without one can buy a Now TV pass (or look into their free trial offer).
Last five meetings: Millwall vs West Brom
13 Aug 2019: West Brom 1-2 Millwall (League Cup)
10 Aug 2019: West Brom 1-1 Millwall (Championship)
6 Apr 2019: Millwall 2-0 West Brom (Championship)
22 Sep 2018: West Brom 2-0 Millwall (Championship)
30 Aug 2016: Millwall 2-0 West Brom (Football League Trophy)
Aggregate Score: Millwall (WDWLW) 7-4 West Brom (LDLWL)
Ones to watch
Millwall: Jed Wallace
Wallace has largely been the difference-maker for Millwall this campaign, with his goals-to-games return making him the most prolific performer for the capital club. Thus far the No. 7 is the only Millwall player to tot up double digits in the Championship this campaign, and he will certainly be looking to add to his tally this weekend.
Key stat: Wallace has scored more goals than any Millwall player in the Championship this season (10).
West Brom: Callum Robinson
Robinson wasn’t quite able to hit the ground running in the Premier League with Sheffield United, so he has returned to the division where he made a name for himself. Bilic will be hoping his latest recruit can showcase some of his former Preston stardust and help fire the club to promotion, particularly with Grady Diangana currently sidelined.
Key stat: The last time Robinson faced Millwall in the Championship he found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw during his Preston days.
Both Mason Bennett – who joined Millwall on loan from Derby last month – and Ryan Leonard remain sidelined after missing a large chunk of the season through injury. Ben Thompson’s ankle agitation also keeps him out until next month at the latest.
Confirmed line-up: Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M Wallace; J Wallace, Molumby, Williams, Woods, O’Brien; Smith.
Subscribe to Squawka’s Youtube channel here.
Bilic welcomes back Matheus Pereira after the Sporting Lisbon midfielder served out a three-game suspension, but he will remain without the aforementioned Grady Diangana, who is unlikely to return to action until March, while Kieran Gibbs has resumed training but doesn’t feature.
Confirmed line-up: Johnstone; O’Shea, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend; Sawyers, Livermore, Robinson, Krovinovic, Pereira; Robson-Kanu.
The Den is never an easy venue to attend for opposition clubs, but West Brom are currently leading the charge at the top of the table and will be determined to kick on from their latest victory over Luton. If Bilic can get his side firing on all cylinders then the visitors may just sneak three points here.